Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sic transit ...

... Lib and Let Die. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

That's why Hillary Clinton was right when asked whether she was a liberal during a primary debate and preferred progressive to refer to the relevant zone of positions. Progressive does not carry the associations that Richard Nixon, Roger Ailes, and others have given liberal, and thus steps around sticky, aggrieved debates over what liberal "is supposed to mean."
From what I see on the Internet, though, it's getting there. And the fact is, Clinton's very use of it indicates it is already being employed as a weasel word.

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