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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 unamerican to want freedom and liberties.!!I am proud to say i am a liberal!!

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  •  That's what us liberals want to think... (1+ / 0-)
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    Blood-red, lily-white, and true-blue Americans know that "liberal" and "Democrat" mean the same and only one thing.


    That's what it means.  THAT's why they hate us so irrationally.

    We are anathemated.

    This year, I'm doing something I've never done before - I'm voting a straight Democratic ticket

    by chmood on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:53:44 PM PDT

  •  Well, unless you go (1+ / 0-)
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    here.  There's some comedy gold in there.  For instance, did you know that the liberal state of Washington has the highest rates of bestiality in the nation?  

    Which I only mention so I can bring up my favorite Republican mule diddler.

    Also, atheism.

    Can you call yourself a real liberal if you aren't reading driftglass?

    by CJB on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 04:11:32 PM PDT

    •  the poorest and biggest freeloaders (0+ / 0-)

      the states that are the poorest and who receive more federal money than they contribute are REPUBLICAN.. they dislike the federal govt but sure love that federal money just to live in poverty, just think how good they would have it w/o federal money.. want to be poor and a moocher, vote republican

  •  May I suggest the following starting point. (0+ / 0-)

    John F. Kennedy

    Acceptance of the New York Liberal Party Nomination
    September 14, 1960

    "What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label "Liberal?" If by "Liberal" they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of "Liberal." But if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."


    In short, having set forth my view -- I hope for all time -- two nights ago in Houston, on the proper relationship between church and state, I want to take the opportunity to set forth my views on the proper relationship between the state and the citizen. This is my political credo:

    I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, in human liberty as the source of national action, in the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas. It is, I believe, the faith in our fellow citizens as individuals and as people that lies at the heart of the liberal faith. For liberalism is not so much a party creed or set of fixed platform promises as it is an attitude of mind and heart, a faith in man's ability through the experiences of his reason and judgment to increase for himself and his fellow men the amount of justice and freedom and brotherhood which all human life deserves."

    "There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home." John Stuart Mill

    by kuvasz on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 06:12:38 PM PDT

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