Deep cover liberal

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If liberals are disorganized, how are they so good at getting false flag operatives into Congress as Republicans?
—Josh Barro on Mo Brooks (R-AL)[1]

A deep cover liberal is someone who supposedly pretends to be ultra-conservative with the intended purpose of discrediting conservative political parties or conservatives in general. They act in a way contrary to their own beliefs and often sacrifice their credibility to defend the public against world-renowned nutjobs.


Deep cover liberals are often characterized by:

  • Active persecution of minorities.
  • Unquestioning support of former President Reagan and/or Bush and apparent hatred for anyone who disagrees with them.
  • Making suggestions for policy that actively contradict the U.S. Constitution either literally or in intent.

Alternative theories[edit]

Whether or not these people actually exist is an open question. An alternative theory to explain the existence of people like this is related to the existence of Poe's Law—that liberals themselves just can't possibly grasp that alternative views this extreme can seriously exist. Therefore, real wingnuts must be taking the piss, it's the only thing that makes sense. This isn't entirely a fault; anyone with even a modicum of confidence in the goodwill of humanity will have their view threatened by ten seconds in the presence of Ann Coulter. Assuming or theorising that Kool-Aid drinkers are in fact parodists or insincere may just be a way of resolving the cognitive dissonance of wanting to think that everyone is, deep down, a good person while watching Glenn Beck make an ass of himself.


The concept of a deep cover liberal says quite a bit about the conservative mindset. Follow this Schlafly-esque line of reasoning:

  1. All conservatives are good
  2. This conservative, however, is making us look bad
  3. Therefore, they must actually be a leebral

This seems ridiculous at first, but time and time again conservatives want to attribute blame to liberals for the bad things (or at the very least, bad press) that conservatives are actually responsible for. This mentality is the heart of such annoyances as the Dixiecrat fallacy, as well as PIDOOMA assertions such as one by Ted Cruz, who suggested that the very conservative, anti-abortion perpetrator of the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2015 was actually a transgender leftist.[2]

The phantom of a deep cover liberal also plays into the paranoia of conspiracy theorists that dominate conservative talk radio and other media. Apparently, pretending to be a member of a party that you're not is a perfectly acceptable political tactic to win an election, such as was the case with Kim Davis or Dave Wilson.[3]

Suspected DCLs[edit]

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  1. However, his activity at CP has not ceased, even after the death of Mommy Schlafly.
  2. Because Phelps was a Democrat, Conservapedia said he was a liberal for quite a while.
  3. Of course, as of this writing, it could be a hoax, but it's too funny not to mention. (Maybe not.)