Do they just not understand? Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Sunday Question for Liberals

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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What's the biggest misunderstanding conservatives have about liberals? I'm not talking about deliberate distortions and exaggerations; or campaign rhetoric. I mean things that, in your experience, conservatives (especially well-meaning conservatives, or those you know personally) just don't get about liberals.

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Jonathan Bernstein at jbernstein62@bloomberg.net