These conservatives also do not understand they are in a battle and they play by one set of rules and the opponents play by another. The conservatives believe in rules, fairness and inclusion. They refrain from personal attacks. If you do not believe me look at the current impasse. Also look at the proceedings of the Senate Judiciary committee when holding confirmation hearings on Supreme Court nominations. Specifically compare the hearing of Justice Bork to the hearing of Justice Ginsburg.
The left has a different set of rules. They say when you think of yourself as in a war – there is no middle ground. They perceive their opponents as emeries and set out to destroy them by demonizing and discrediting them personally. Lenin said the capitalists will sell us the rope to hang them.
The left will use half-truths and outright lie to win their cause. Lenin explained that a lie told often enough will be perceived as the truth. Alinsky explained the ends always justify the means. Use anything and any method you must to destroy the current system so the world of utopia might emerge. After all, as Marx told us, the history of the world is a history of struggle, the haves against the have-nots and the haves must be destroyed so equality and conformity can prevail in a fair and just classless society.
The conservatives do not understand the rules by which the war is being waged. The conservatives cannot win this war until they are willing to admit that in fact their opponents are Marxist/Progressives who intend to fundamentally transform the free capitalistic system that was the United States to a Marxist society that is ruled by the dictatorship of the proletariat.