The Liberal President

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    Not progressive, not moderate, just liberal. You can stop pretending to be otherwise now.

    New York Times - Opinion

    Timothy Egan

    April 29, 2009, 10:08 pm

    The Off-Brand Presidency
    He campaigned for activist government, a less confrontational foreign policy, a business-friendly way to a green revolution. A liberal. Or, to use the term favored by those who are afraid of the lingering toxicity of that word a progressive.

    As president, he sent truckloads of money to the rescue of a sick economy, gave most working people the biggest tax cut of their lives and told a foreign audience that his countrys occasional arrogance was no excuse for reflexive anti-Americanism.

    President Barack Obama is making it safe to be a liberal again and showing how meaningless such labels can be. His first lap reveals not so much about him as it does the country he governs: a nation willing to follow a man whose policies they may not fully believe in.

    The Off-Brand Presidency - Timothy Egan Blog - NYTimes.com
     
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    Incorrect. There is nothing liberal about Obama nor his leftist herd, the Democrats. They forsake true liberalism a LONG time ago.
     
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    Point taken. However, neither true liberalism nor true conservatism is practiced these days, so those who insisted upon calling themselves "progressive" or "moderate" (to avoid being called "liberal"), have done so only because they considered it a stigma attached to them by "conservatives". Now that Obama is being labelel a "liberal" rather than a "progressive" or "moderate" (which matches his Congressional voting record), I'm merely pointing out that they needn't be "stigmatized" any longer. They can freely admit to being "liberal" and cut the bs....
     

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