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Supreme Court Health Care Law: Justices Come Down Hard On The Mandate

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Agreed on Obama... but not real comfortable with your blurring of terms the term 'liberal,' 'progressive,' 'socialist,' and 'left wing.'


I don't think that I did that; I certainly didn't intend to.  

What I said: 

"The nearest I come to understanding why anyone believes Obama is a progressive is because Republican political operatives, propagandists, insist on cable programs and on political websites that he is. And they do it because their supporters have been trained to react like hungry dogs when raw meat is dangled in front of them to the words 'liberal', 'progressive' and 'socialism'."

I think Republicans try to make those words synonymous, with each other and with 'evil', in their followers' minds.

I also don't think there's anything trivial in what you're saying, or that what you're talking about is "trivial semantics".  On the contrary, I couldn't agree with you more.  And I think you did a bang-up job defining the terms.  Politicians take advantage and liberties with the language on purpose, and intentionally try to deceive the people into believing they mean one thing (what the people want to hear) when politicians actually mean something else entirely.
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