Saturday, June 11, 2005
Hand it to the Republicans, they do possess the talent for turning positive words into pejoratives. Hence the good word liberal, which describes a reasoning mind not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry. Generosity of intellect is implied in the word. The defiling of the word is abetted by those who chose to call themselves progressive, which is merely someone who has benefitted from liberal victories, and then gets styled out, upgraded, with a manicure and a smoking jacket, to affect being above it all. Progressives are at heart infidels, people without faith, ready to jump deftly off ship to a safer berth when the waters move form halcyon to choppy. Additionally, the progressive is the consumate non-performer. How many years has the DLC told us to just keep our mouths shut as they led us to the Promised Land? They demand the five star rating from the Michelin Guide for doling out nothing more than their one constant dish of watery gruel.