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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:47 PM
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I'm seeing the world 'liberal' used by GOP types this week. Have the GOP woken up that word, after
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 10:48 PM by applegrove
burying it for more than a decade, to get at the 'liberals' and then try to control them? Obviously they are worried about OWS. So they use a sleeper word to access those people who may be independents, may have once upon a time self identified as liberal and may be curious about the 99%.

Anyone else see the word liberal suddenly used by the right - who never used to use the word?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:48 PM
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1. Yup
And anti American and socialist.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:55 PM
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2. Must see video: Matt Santos on the definition of Liberal

Matt Santos on the definition of Liberal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVdz985HTJk


"... I WILL PICK UP THAT LABEL AND WEAR IT AS A BADGE OF HONOR ... "


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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:18 PM
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3. Rush has been demonizing the word 'liberal' for 30 years.
Definition of LIBERAL
1
a : of, relating to, or based on the liberal arts <liberal education> b archaic : of or befitting a man of free birth
2
a : marked by generosity : openhanded <a liberal giver> b : given or provided in a generous and openhanded way <a liberal meal> c : ample, full
3
obsolete : lacking moral restraint : licentious
4
: not literal or strict : loose <a liberal translation>
5
: broad-minded; especially : not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms
6
a : of, favoring, or based upon the principles of liberalism b capitalized : of or constituting a political party advocating or associated with the principles of political liberalism; especially : of or constituting a political party in the United Kingdom associated with ideals of individual especially economic freedom, greater individual participation in government, and constitutional, political, and administrative reforms designed to secure these objectives

It humors me to no end to point this out to conservatives and teapublicans. If they hate liberals, they must be for economic and political servitude.
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ErikJ Donating Member (480 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:21 PM
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4. I just say Jesus and the Founding Fathers were Liberals
That gets em everytime
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:48 AM
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5. Is this post a joke?
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 12:51 AM by WorseBeforeBetter
Liberal is a "sleeper word"? LOL Surely you've heard of Limpballs, O'Lielly, Coulter, Malkin, Ingraham, Gellar (sp.), Beck, Hannity, et al. They've built lucrative careers based on ONE thing -- bashing liberals -- and certainly within the most recent 10 years (longer for some).

What a bizarre observation you've made.
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mick063 Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:52 AM
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6. Wear the label with a badge of honor.


"Big Labor" and "liberal" are no longer effective as slander as perceived by centrists.

America is waking up.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:03 AM
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7. Trust me, it only makes me dig in even more. (n/t)
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:40 PM
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9. I do not watch those shows so I didn't know they use the term so often.
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 03:42 PM by applegrove
You barely see the word used on the DU and all of a sudden it it being used to denote a group of people. Maybe people who listen to limpballs are suddenly on the DU. Perhaps it is the bankers and such who have woken up and are posting.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:57 AM
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8. Strike "conservative" from your vocabulary. The GOP is "fascist".
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