Originally Posted by FlyWf
You mean the fictional group of people that social conservatives use to tell themselves that hating gay people is OK? Yeah, I'm familiar.
Like the whiny annoying liberal yuppie/hippy stereotypes aren't really represented in the actual population. But the stereotypical conservative that liberals lol at is Rush Limbaugh.
Sure, they may LOL at him, but it's pretty weak. Limbaugh is not *that* bad. There's a world of difference between him and Hannity and Beck. Those guys are off-the-deep-end nuts. Or even Ann Coulter. She's a professional troll, so I'm not sure she counts. Limbaugh trolls some as well and tries to rile people up, so maybe that's what people get so offended by. But I haven't seen him get all religious nut-job (although he is quite obvious in not offending this key listener demographic).
Even Mormons are given a ton of sympathy on South Park, even though they are made fun of for being completely nuts. Hell, they even wrote a Broadway Musical and filmed a movie about a Mormon porn star. I think they look at the religious nuts more as "misguided good-hearted folks" more than anything. Then they take on the Catholic church and Bill Donahue and absolutely crush them. They generally pick their battles with who is really awful and evil, and not just those who are wacky and misguided.