Why have “ultra-liberal” friends? Life is too short to hang around with hopeless lunatics.
I have ultra liberal acquaintances and out of my desire not to put too much stress on myself I attempt to treat them with the respect I would extend to someone I don’t know until they make it impossible to do so. I do not expect to ever consider any ultra liberal person a friend because that would make a mockery of the meaning of the word friend. No one who advocates the destruction of everything I believe in can ever be a friend. I look at ultra liberals as simply lacking the capacity to act in a rational manner and they never fail to confirm that view. Some things are a matter of opinion but those who argue the equivalent of two plus two equals forty seven and one half are not of a different opinion, they are deranged. I am old enough to remember when such people were apt to be committed to a mental facility for their own protection.