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  •  Many of my friends went from calling themselves (3+ / 0-)
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    liberal to calling themselves progressives for exactly the reason you describe. Your memory of that time matches mine. I still call myself a liberal and I have reasons why I do so. It's too long an explanation for a comment. It's one of those "diaries I might write one day" that jostles around in the back of my head. But I don't really care to split hairs about it. I understand why some people prefer progressive.

    •  Make no mistake (0+ / 0-)

      I have absolutely no problem with the word or label "liberal", or people that choose to claim it. Hell, I do! I freely refer to myself as either liberal or progressive. My major beef is with people who make ignorant, uninformed, and highly judgmental assumptions and declarations that people only call themselves "Progressive" because the Right wingers "demonized" "liberal".  That's total bullshit.

      If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - David Rees from "Get Your War On".

      by Oaktown Girl on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 09:07:43 PM PDT

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