Reading through various posts. I come across a lot of statements that go along the lines of "what a liberal/conservative/libertarian would do is..." than it is follow by some wild and crazy statement that has no basis in what a particular ideology tends to do.
This observation, coupled with the insight that some people lately are coming to realize that the gap between how different ideologies consider things rather large and are not easily bridged makes me wonder if it is a lack of understanding that causes these wild statements moreso than a desire to create a strawman.
What is you view on this?
Now obviously, this does not apply to call cases, but what do you think the cause of the majority of these types of statements are?
Here are some typical statements I see.
1. Liberals want the government to create a communist/socialist utopia.
2. Libertarians want to create a society like Somolia.
3. Conservatives have no compassion for the poor.