A Real Liberal?

Maidyalook2 claims that  “The man can’t say the word liberal without bringing up Republicans and Independents. He”s a closet Republican just like Liberman.”

Well, you know, I wonder who said the following? (Hint: It was not Obama): 

“You know…it is a word that originally meant that you were for freedom … that you were willing to stand against big power and on behalf of the individual. Unfortunately, in the last 30, 40 years, it has been turned up on its head, and it’s been made to seem as though it is a word that describes big government, totally contrary to what its meaning was in the 19th and early 20th century.”

“I prefer the word ‘progressive,’…which has a real American meaning, going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th century. I consider myself a modern progressive.”

Any guesses on who said it? You guessed it! Hillary Clinton! You win..or doooooo you?


One Response to “A Real Liberal?”

  1. Kevin K. Says:

    I recently realized that a large chunk of Hillary’s supporters, who are supposedly not afraid to stand up to the rightwing attack machine, were the first “liberals” to flip to being “progressives” out of fear that liberal had become a bad word. Nice find with that Hillary quote. Kinda solidifies my theory.

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