As usual, what the left SAYS is exactly opposite of the truth.
The left is tolerant of pot smokers, but intolerant of cigarette smokers. They tolerate homosexuality, but are intolerant of those who find it offensive. They tolerate bans on soda, Big Macs and salt, but are intolerant of those who object to having their choices ripped away.
The left is only tolerant when it suits their agenda. And when anyone disagrees with them, they become the least tolerant of all, resulting to smears, insults and even violence. For those who have noticed, yes, that is fascism.
It is not tolerance to stand for what you believe in. It is tolerance to stand for the rights of those whose beliefs are different. If liberals would stand up for the right to oppose gay marriage, drugs or freedomn to eat crap, THAT would be tolerance. As Benjamin Disraeli once put it, "I disagree with what he says, but I will defend to the death his right to say it." But I have yet to see any liberal do that. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Mayor Tom Menino take note!
So, the next time someone says liberals are "more tolerant", you can be certain of one thing - it's BS!