I once considered myself a liberal, but no longer do. Nor do I consider myself a conservative. The problem is that I have many liberal "friends." One thing, that I've noticed is that the liberals are much more judgemental on a personal level. They can be downright nasty if you disagree with them about something. It is so awful that it has made me reconsider what I put out there when it comes to my opinions. When I was a liberal, I never experienced the kind of vitriol from conservatives that I do now from liberals. I realize that not all liberals are like that, but some are.