Conservatives for Political Correctness

There is a widespread perception that “political correctness” is characteristic of liberals. It certainly is true that liberals are quick to pounce on statements that stereotype or offend certain demographics. That said, here are some instances of conservatives showing they can be just as politically correct, about the people and issues they care about.

“Calming Feeling”

Depicting Netanyahu as a dog

“Some people did something”

“It’s all about the benjamins” and “allegiance to a foreign country”

“White male privilege” is a racial slur

“Basket of deplorables”

“You didn’t build that”

Iranian prime minister delivering a speech at Columbia University

The lives of soldiers killed in Iraq were wasted

“You get stuck in Iraq”

“cling to Guns or Religion”

“America’s chickens are coming home to roost”

“first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country”

Saying “Happy Holidays” is offensive to Christians

Some of the above statements are bad, and deserve outrage!

Some of them are, yes. Just like some of the statements that liberals are upset about.

If liberals are allowed to insist on political correctness, why can’t conservatives?

Everyone is entitled to request (or demand) respectful conduct. You should definitely speak up when someone says something they shouldn’t.

Are you for or against political correctness?

I’m for judging people based on their intent.
I’m against judging people based on their gaffes.

I’m for treating people as individuals.
I’m against judging people based on their demographic.

I’m for evaluating each incident on a case-by-case basis.
I’m against making blanket generalizations about “political correctness”.