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Thread: Who Better Understands What Liberals Think

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    Re: Who Better Understands What Liberals Think

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's not that liberals are into social engineering, we just feel that hte government can be a force in making the country better.
    In context, what's the difference?

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    Re: Who Better Understands What Liberals Think

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Exactly.

    This should not be "who better understand what liberals think", but "who better understand what conservatives think".

    What it really comes down to is definitions. What is a "liberal" for the right wing? As far as I can see from comments from right wing politicians in the US and these boards, a liberal is anyone that disagrees with them, regardless of where on the political spectrum that person is. Even today, Bush is being more and more lined up for the "liberal" tag. Even McCain cant feel himself safe from the "liberal" tag often.. then again he is so old that he cant remember his own opinions for the most part.

    We have seen time and time again, Republicans being "too moderate" and being forced out of the party and the far right applauding this. Like it or not, most of these Republicans dont have a leftist policy in their body for the most part, but they are not "conservative" enough (what ever that means) for the far right and hence they are "liberal" or a RINO.

    Plus what is a conservative? Is a libertarian a conservative or not? Or is a libertarian just a new term for conservatives that cant acknowledge the last decade of conservative miss-management? And who is "conservative enough" to be a conservative? I know fully what a "liberal" aka a left wing person is.

    It is ironic how on these boards we discuss so much about "the failings of liberalism" and similar topics of liberalism, when in fact it is conservative politics that is in deep deep trouble, and liberalism (both the left leaning kind and the true meaning of the word) are the ones flourishing. We had a few decades of "conservative" thinking and what did it get for the US. 15+ real unemployment, a credit crisis, a few wars and massive debt.

    So how can Conservatives understand what liberals think, when Conservatives cant understand what they think themselves?
    You are correct since liberals don't think.
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    Re: Who Better Understands What Liberals Think

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You are correct since liberals don't think.
    I see you are doing so much to raise the level of discourse on this forum
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    Re: Who Better Understands What Liberals Think

    Neither of the above.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Who Better Understands What Liberals Think

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Neither of the above.
    How do you figure
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    Re: Who Better Understands What Liberals Think

    Because it often times takes perspectives of both or more ideologies to get some details you wouldn't otherwise notice being a member of the particular ideology. Though it would be good to say liberals can provide good insight into what they themselves believe. Thus, I can't really say who is better.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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