Many liberals view any argument from the other side as uninformed, bigoted, backward or evil. Many try to hurt those they disagree with. Think of how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking private banks not to do business with gun manufacturers. Or how he reacted to Chick-fil-A's owner's opinion on gay marriage. As has been said, President Obama and the Democrats have an enemies list; the most recent target is the National Rifle Association. If the left wants a serious debate, it could start by being less condescending and patronizing and look at the legitimate views of its political opponents.