How can "typical Liberal" mean "lazy welfare mom" AND "overeducated elitist" at the same time?

I've been called a "typical Liberal who wants taxpayers to pay for my children while I sit on my lazy butt", and I've also been called "a typical, over-educated elitist Liberal who thinks I know everything". In this forum. So, which is it? Which generalization of a... show more I've been called a "typical Liberal who wants taxpayers to pay for my children while I sit on my lazy butt", and I've also been called "a typical, over-educated elitist Liberal who thinks I know everything". In this forum.

So, which is it? Which generalization of a "Liberal" is the correct one? It would seem that they are at direct odds with each other.
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