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  •  The differences between the liberalisms of (3+ / 0-)

    Europe and the USA have always been greatly exaggerated.  Except for the first years of the FDR presidency, the "liberals" have always been comfortably corporate, and their commitment to social issues has eroded steadily since the LBJ era.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 07:12:23 AM PDT

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    •  That may as well be, but I am speaking solely (2+ / 0-)
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      to the difference in terminology.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 07:32:00 AM PDT

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    •  As often, we will have to disagree in part. (0+ / 0-)

      For one thing, because 'liberal' is a really sloppy term over here and what it means and doesn't mean has become totally fucked up over the last 35 years or so.

      The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 09:50:27 AM PDT

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      •  Well, especially now that Reagan Republicans (2+ / 0-)
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        in our own Party have co-opted the term "liberal" . . . indeed.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 10:35:26 AM PDT

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        •  Ugh. I'm starting to think there's no point (0+ / 0-)

          in talking along a left-right axis.

          The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

          by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 08:00:54 AM PDT

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