So, based on your quote (and other observations in the article):
Originally Posted by 4my son
A liberal sees three guys with baseball bats approaching him and thinks they're looking for a pick up game (in the dead of winter with 6 inches of snow on the ground, and sub zero windchills being the reason they're wearing hoodies and ski masks).
A conservative sees three guys with baseball bats, ski masks, and hoodies approaching him and gets his hand on his weapon, because they might be up to no good (even in the dead of winter with 6 inches of snow on the ground, and sub zero windchills).
A conservative sees a news article about three thugs that brained a guy with a baseball bat and he shot two of them and thinks it's a little sad that the old guy didn't shoot the third.
A liberal reads the same article and wonders what the home life of those poor boys must have been like.
A conservative is a realistic pragmatist (who may wish things were not so bad out there, but knows they are).
A liberal is a dreamer who thinks this really is utopia, with the exception of a few bad actors, and there are reasons for the bad actors actions that must be fixed (by throwing money at "the problem").
okay, I think I got it.