Bob Tyrrell on 'After The Hangover': Liberals and Conservatives Are Almost Not the Same Species

By Terence P. Jeffrey | June 11, 2010 | 11:27 AM EDT

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., editor-in-chief of The American Spectator discussed his new book, After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery with editor-in-chief Terry Jeffrey.
Tyrrell talked about the difference between conservatives and liberals, the origins and ideals of the Conservative Movement, the significance of the Tea Party movement, and the impact the new media is having on the ability of conservatives to circumvent the liberal media.
Describing liberalism, Tyrrell said: “It’s an anxiety—an anxiety over life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, hence its desire to coerce and social engineer, and look up at the sky and find it falling and look at the ground and find it quaking.”
To liberals, said Tyrrell, “the thought of other people pursuing happiness suggests to them immediate tax increases.”
“In After the Hangover,” Tyrrell noted, “I say that liberals and conservatives are so different that they are almost not the same species.”
For Tyrrell’s explanation of why this is the case, watch the entire interview here: