The last few years right wing types have been successful in turning the word liberal into a pejorative. They are dismissive of the opposition often referring to them as the democrat party instead of the Democratic Party I would counter that today's so called conservatives are not conservative at all but are right wing anti-government anarchists. This argument started on the Yonk' s FB page
It's about time that Democratic politicians take back the mantle of Liberal instead of the wishy washy progressive nonsense.
Some times it takes a TV show to remind us of what we believe in. via Simply Left Behind
"Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans
the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions
of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals
passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created
Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What
did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things...every one!
So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, 'Liberal,' as if it were
something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away
from, it won't work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and I
will wear it as a badge of honor." -- Matt Santos, The West Wing
9 minutes ago