republicans have taken a term and twisted it around to be something totally different. here is what being a "liberal" really means according to a dictionary and not by someone who lies about its meaning. "liberal: favorable to progress, reform,or religious affairs, favorable to or in accord with concepts of MAXIMUM individual FREEDOM possible especially as GUARANTEED by law and secured by government protection of civil liberties, favorable or permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of PERSONAL belief or expression, generous, tolerant,of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies, free from prejudiced or bigotry, open minded. That is basically what being a liberal is. How bad it sounds to be a liberal, wanting the most liberties guaranteed by law..how unamerican to want freedom and liberties.!!I am proud to say i am a liberal!!