This thread won't have a link to any article, it's just a discussion about something I've noticed in my conversations with people. I notice that in talking to conservatives I hear a lot of "our way or the highway" mentality. I hear a lot about their dreams of "California falling into the ocean" and "deporting all liberals". These aren't kids in their 20's either, these are middle aged adults. This kind of polarized rhetoric is scary to me. They seem to be under the impression that anyone who holds liberal views is less than patriotic and less worthy of being an American citizen than them. There's a pervasive "we're the REAL Americans and we just tolerate you liberals and let you stick around" vibe radiating from so many of the conversations I have with conservatives. Granted, it's not ALL of them, but enough that it's becoming very noticeable. What's the deal? Why is there such a foaming at the mouth hatred from so many of them of anything they deem "liberal"? I'm unfortunate enough to be surrounded predominantly by conservative co-workers, and I hear a lot of this.