Taurus, I don't think it's necessary to not post. I think, but perhaps I'm mistaken, that mostly everything has been in a fairly nice tone, conversational, perhaps a bit of emphasis from either or both sides, depending on how you want to phrase it, but hey, even Bruce and I aren't arguing!!! C'mon, now... that has to prove something!!!
Anyway, I think it's perfectly fine to post whether you're liberal or conservative, but I think where it crosses the line and this is NOT, I repeat NOT directed at anyone in specific and I don't even recall there being anyone who said it (so as in the fictional book disclaimer.... all references and characters in this book are fictional. Any resemblence or similarity to anyone real life people or places is completely accidental!!).
Anyway, I think where problems come in, particularly for me in "real life" or in the outside world as it were, is that *some* people, no matter which side you're on, refer to things or coin phrases that may not be disrespectful in and of themselves, but are indeed disrespectful when delivered in such a tone.
For instance "bleeding heart liberal" or "tree-hugger" definitely isn't an insult to me, or to most liberals that I know. Most of us take it as a compliment, but if you're standing on a street and someone says to you in a snide, condescending manner, eh, you're just another "bleeding heart liberal" and then sneer at you, then I take it as an insult.
I do admit, though, as an example for myself.. I don't always do things in a politically correct manner.. example of this? Pro-choice or anti-choice. To be politically correct, and I do *try* to remember to call the opposing side pro-life, even though I don't see eye to eye on it..I sometimes do refer to it as anti-choice. I think it's all in what we practice and often either/both side/s don't see something as insulting even though it probably is somewhat inflammatory to the opposing viewpoint. Anyway...I don't see any problem with anyone posting in here.
And, I think it's obvious which side of the tree I fell on (yes yes, there's a *reason* for my braindamage.. it was a long fall...had to hug the tree on the way down or risk mortal injury). That's my story and I'm stickin tuit!