At Charles Martel’s request, here is an open thread at which you can recount your more humorous, frustrating, bizarre, etc., experiences with the liberals around you.
UPDATE: Per Lulu’s suggestion, if you are a neocon, please feel free to add what ideas changed your thinking. Perhaps those same ideas, if fed gently to our friends, will change theirs.
As for me, I realize more and more that I haven’t changed very much. The big thing for me was to realize that, while my values had remained stable, the Democratic party had abandoned me. Although, I’ve never been a JFK fan, I am a JFK Democrat — and, as Noemie Emery points out in this article about Princess Caroline, the Kennedies ain’t what they used to be (and neither is the modern Democratic party).