Why "liberals" shun the term using "progressives" instead...

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    In fact... why do "liberals" SHUN the label "Liberals"???
    Ever hear Obama say "I'm a Liberal"????
    Why are they so afraid?

    Maybe it is because of this study...
    "Gallup finds 42% of Americans describing themselves as either very conservative or conservative.
    This is up slightly from the 40% seen for all of 2009 and contrasts with the 20% calling themselves liberal or very liberal."
    In 2010, Conservatives Still Outnumber Moderates, Liberals

    So someone is LYING... because Conservatives OUTNUMBER Liberals over 2 to 1... 50% more Conservatives then Liberals!!!!
     
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    Why do conservatives shun the label "butthurt?" I've never heard a conservative call themselves "butthurt." All they have to do is say, "gosh darnit what is that pain? That horrible miserable pain coming out my tukas? I must be butthurt."

    I could name several peer reviewed articles regarding this epidemic amongst conservatives.
     
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    I've never referred to myself as a "progressive", always a "liberal".
     
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    I prefer liberal, free thinking views. But if I had to use a word to identify myself, Democrat would suffice.
     
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    The term "liberal" lost currency from a period on ineptness on the part of politicians in contrast to "conservative" success in the 80s and 90s. The result was even the likes of Clinton started advocating something called "the third way" to disassociate himself from classic liberalism and allow him to embrace certain conservative principles.

    In light of the demonstrably failed liberal policies, those adherents decided to abandon that term and go to a euphemistic "progressive" because, after all, who is against progress? The change of nomenclature is about as superficial as anything can get and "progressive" too will eventually need to be altered under the weight of its association with continued failures.
     
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    ^lives in the right wing nut bubble

    This kind of shit is what leads to an entire party being completely surprised by a decisive election night loss.
     
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    I don't believe that the " entire party" was completely surprised. The incumbent always has the advantage. How many 1 term presidents has there been? Less than half , right?

    BTW, the GOP is far from dead. Just keep thinking that and it will be you that is in for a surprise. Could be as soon as 2014 when the Obama care tax is implemented and pisses off the working class.

    Notice your net pay get smaller?
     
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    over the last 30 years, yes.


    See, its not hard to see something changed a few decades ago and has finally come home to roost. Look no further than middle class median income VS. CEO income over this time frame.
     
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    I am a liberal because I believe in liberty.

    Today's so called liberals aka progressives do not.
     
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    Doesn't matter what they call themselves as long as they vote.
     

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