Well, I think we both agree that discounting someone's opinion because it opposes your own is hypocritical.
Yeah, that's what I was talking about originally in my post.
However, I don't think we agree in that the liberals in Hollywood are far more hypocritical when it comes to accepting opposing opinions.
That's a different topic IMO, I'm on the fence on whether or not that's true. I think most liberal celebrities fight back against opposing opinions through irony and sarcasm and the more tolerant ones fight back by trying to implement logic and discussion that's based on facts and then some are just douchebags who'd belittle the opposing opinion and verge on intellectual bulling of some sort, these are awful I agree. But the first two types are the majority, I feel. And they're often met with frustration from most conservatives instead of countering their methods with similar ones, "Oh why can't you just accept that I have my opinion", well this has nothing to do with acceptance, we're in the same boat and your opinion clashes with mine so I wanna hash it out, why would it be case closed that we disagree? Well okay case closed from your end then but I'm still gonna say shit!
I've noticed that also on normal people level here in the U.S., I was excited about discussing politics and history with people and when I finally got an office job -I used to travel a lot in my job- I got to get closer to a bunch of people on daily basis. I've noticed liberals and leftists could be dismissive of your opinions but would still get into it with you while Republicans and conservatives are more dismissive of the discussion itself. I was more anxious to talk to Republicans here in the U.S. cause the American T.V. I've watched from back home had painted them in a light that I felt was unrealistic for people who live in a first world country, I remember one of the first discussions I've had with a Republican at my work here ,was bout gun control I think, and it ended with him saying "Well opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one! haha", I wanted to say but you really haven't countered the case I was making even though I countered yours but I felt he wanted to end at that note with the joke he made so laughed with him and that was that. Nice guy in all aspects though, he's an ex-vet that carries a gun under his truck seat because he's "got it on good authority that ISIL is already here and going for ex-vets first" yet he'd be the one warning me if the refried beans were made with pork fat when we went for group lunches at work.
I think conservatives like you and Stadler are uncommon and things would be nicer if you weren't, you have more buffer space for a give and take process and that's always refreshing even if there's no immediate resolutions to the discussions, at least people get to understand each other better and have empathy, but I digress.