(I looked up "about it all condescending twat" and this was the first picture)
Let me begin my post by displaying my politics: I was a registered Republican in 2008 when I held my nose and voted for John McCain simply because I had no idea what a libertarian was at the time. I have not voted since 2010, and do not intend on doing so in the future as I find many Democrat and Republican politicians have a sense of entitlement I find downright noxious and a lack of critical thinking for fear that they will run afoul of party lines.
When you tell people you are Republican or Democrat, if their politics differ from yours, their minds take them to a caricature of the opposite party. Republicans are homo-hating, gun-toting maniacs who seek to expunge any semblance of intellectualism from society and Democrats are authoritarian boot-lickers who seek to seize freedom in an interminable quest to become Utopia. Many people default to whatever media sources they trust tell them without a hint of nuance or original thought, which makes for exceptionally boring conversation when waxing political because one senses that people are parroting what seems polished and shiny rhetoric when it is in fact boring, couched horseshit.
The gripes I maintain come from a people growing more passive-aggressive and worried whether they will be liked as opposed to maintaining a modicum of integrity. Where are all the honest brokers? Even though I think he's chronically unfunny and his humor comes from knee-jerk puns that cater to lowest common denominator faux-intellectuals, I can respect Bill Maher because he truly cannot stand people such as myself and he says as such. If you think I am a cunty libertarian, then by all means, say it! It allows me to discern which people I need to avoid, and I will at the very least respect you for not holding back if not become friendly because I will be so happy to meet someone who doesn't attempt to be disingenuous.
Believe you me, I hold views that would render me vermin in both right- and left-wing camps. Free speech absolutist, skeptical of police force, leery of unions but a vigorous defender of modern teachers... etc. If you try to place me in a hole, good on you! I'd love to see where I reside.
I used to have a bad habit of letting the letters D and R cloud my morality ("You know that Republican did spray botulism on that abortion clinic, but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. Yeah, murder is bad, but he did say some mean things about Muslims!") instead of just parsing through all of the crap and utilizing the standard of right or wrong. I must concede, I still fall prey to Whiny Bitch Syndrome because society conditions you to become one, but being an individual soul where people want to pigeon-hole you to reduce simplicity is refreshing. If you disagree with people... disagree. This applies to the Pope, a politician, or even someone you love immensely. Don't be afraid to be disliked and don't back down and give wimpy caveats to what you said. If you call someone a motherfucking asshole, don't have the temerity to give a linguistic or semantic lesson or the context of your brain at the time, own it and apologize only if you deem it necessary. (Excessive apologies can be a post by itself today.)
In essence, stop taking yourselves so seriously and stop masturbating to people who preach to the choir. Let people think, you labeling shitbirds.