The fact is, conservatives living and working among the liberals, among them but not of them, are not unlike field reporters for “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom”; we know them better than they know themselves. Since there is an approved left-of-center position on every subject — just check out The New York Times or NPR — We know in advance how they’ll react to every controversy, every utterance by a public figure; we anticipate, politically and public policy-wise, their sighs, their frowns, their ups, their downs.

Yet, as we are frequently reminded, they know us hardly at all. What they think they know is this: Conservatives are greedy and hard-hearted — when we’re not busy being racist, sexist and homophobic. We’re not merely wrong. We are evil.