OK, you are officially an idiot on this forum.
I said back up your claim, and all you've managed to post is opinion pieces from none other than a liberal rag the NY Times.
I will repeat, we are a forum based in truth and facts, you have produced quite the opposite, you have posted emotional opinion pieces. I have booted libs for this same reason.
I stated earlier, we are an well established forum based in truth, your BS does nothing to advance the cause, though it does show one thing, not all who claim the title Conservative, actually rise to the occasion of thinking individual.
One other point, there is no such word as irregardless, it is regardless, your word is redundant to say the least.
Kind of along the lines of calling you a stupid idiot, idiot would suffice.
Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa You give yourself way toooooo much importance and name calling does not enhance your image. I am a True Conservative which in your world would probably translate as 'radical' or 'extremist'....remember what Barry Goldwater said about extremism aka "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice---and modertion in the pursuit of justice is no virtue" or sumptin like dat.
I am often attacked for using the woid....'Irregardless'----- usually though it is by liberals....hmmmmmmmmm
As any veteran of the boards understands...when someone resorts to attempting to be a grammar cop or calling you a bigot or a racist that is a sure sign they are losing an argument....which in most cases is also usually a liberal tactic.
Irregardless......here is my rationale concerning the woid "Irregardless"
Not only is "irregardless" a word, but it's probably the best word of all time. Here's why.
"irregardless" is a woid. It is, at least according to Merriam-Webster and Scrabble.
But I'm not going to stop there. No. I would also like to contend that "irregardless" is the baddest-ass word of all time. This is for several reasons, which I will now explain.
1.It's the only word where attaching the "ir-" prefix to the root word has the exact same meaning as the root word: Throwing an "ir-" in front of normal, less bad-ass words that begin with "R" changes the meaning to the opposite of the word. Irrefutable. Irreverent. Irrelevant. Irresponsible. Not "irregardless." It doesn't care what the rules of grammar are. It means exactly the same thing as "regardless," and that's the way it likes it.
2.Against all odds, against all logic, and (ir)regardless of everyone hating it, it has achieved official word status: How can you not pull for the underdog in this case? "Irregardless" went up against the rules of grammar, stick-by-the-book lexicographers, and the fact that it's a completely redundant word. Didn't matter. Whatever didn't kill it made it stronger. It's the hardest-working word in the dictionary, and it should have earned your respect by now.
3.Even though it's a word, Merriam-Webster says you shouldn't use it: Can you name another word in the dictionary that the dictionary says you shouldn't use? Even really bad swear words don't have a dictionary-imposed boycott. That just makes me want to use it more.
4.It simultaneously makes sense and doesn't make sense: You can think of the word in one of two ways: (1) it should mean the opposite of "regardless," or something along the lines of "keeping the facts in regard," or (2) it could mean "regardless of the fact that something is regardless." The latter of the two is like double-super regardless, and it's the meaning I prefer. "Irregardless" really, really doesn't care what the facts are or what you think. It should only be used in extreme circumstances, such as when a course of action is ridiculously counterintuitive. "Irregardless of the fact that you are very thirsty, you should eat this pile of salt." Stuff like that.
5.It practices what it preaches: Irregardless of the rules of grammar, "irregardless" is a word. It's self-reflexive. It's the exception that proves the rule. It talks the talk and walks the walk. Is there another word like that? No, because "irregardless" is bad-ass. It is a text-based Chuck Norris, roundhouse-kicking everything else in the dictionary into submission.
6.If you think about it long enough, it will blow your mind: It's the Mobius Strip of words, but it's also packed with Eminem's aggressively apathetic attitude. It's completely unique, completely confusing, and it couldn't give a rat's ass about any of that. It just is what it is. If you don't like it, don't use it.