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  • Fascist

    35 43.21%
  • Socialist

    41 50.62%
  • Communist

    38 46.91%
  • Feminists

    15 18.52%
  • Pro-Labor

    29 35.80%
  • Reformist

    30 37.04%
  • Pro-Civil Liberties

    26 32.10%
  • Middle Class

    14 17.28%
  • Pro-Eugenics

    5 6.17%
  • Liberal

    35 43.21%
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Thread: Which of the following describe Progressives?

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    Re: Which of the following describe Progressives?

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    I chose the middle three pro labor, reformist and pro civil liberties.
    Spot on, describes me to a tee, and I am definately a Progressive and PROUD of it.

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    Re: Which of the following describe Progressives?

    I don't see unAmerican, bigot, or gay on there so I'm not voting.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Which of the following describe Progressives?

    Reformist and a greater faith in government's ability to solve the problems ailing society.
    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: Which of the following describe Progressives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    "Progressives" have a history of socialism and pro-eugenics. I think in their own mind they're for civil liberties, but they don't take into account unborn children. They're for keeping their voter base with them, so they'll hand out money left and right even though it will leave an astounding debt for our children. They're more about "I will give this to you" (not personally, by forced charity through laws) more than "I will teach you so you can help yourself". They enjoy having power over people instead of people empowering themselves.
    As for eugenics, you are correct. American progressives were large supporters of the American eugenics movement. The problem is that historically, eugenics knew very little bounds with political labels and ideology.
    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: Which of the following describe Progressives?

    I chose "good soup" and "lower sodium than Campbells"...

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    Re: Which of the following describe Progressives?

    ANything that is fascist socialist and communist at the same time would produce a universe consuming black hole. WTF are people smoking in this country.

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    Re: Which of the following describe Progressives?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    That's funny to be sure, however I think there is a strong case to be made, that liberals, progressives love all decent American regardless of their political strip - consevatives not so much. Case in point conservatives are more apt, in my opinion, to call liberals, progressives anti-American than the other way around.
    Wait what?
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    Re: Which of the following describe Progressives?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Wait what?
    He is saying that conservatives like to insult people by calling them un-American when they are disagreeable or use political terms with a dergogatory slant to it. They do that quite a lot and it is a very effective way to demonize their opponents that works quite often.

    Another new trick they have is talking about the "European way" of doing things even though the "European way" is the same way Canada essentially does it, their quality of life is better, life expectancy, and by GDP their currency is worth more too. Essentially, demonize everything that isn't American to get a point across (unless one of these socialist countries like UK is agreeable with us on something then forget about it entirely).

    I think the biggest tricks the other side has however is using the word neo-con with emphasis on the con part, and saying it in a way that could be associated with "neo-nazi", and talk about how the Republicans want to take stuff away from us rather than actually help us. It works both ways, and seems that whoever is in power the scare tactics typically get louder but this time around it seems as if though it is about 50/50.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Which of the following describe Progressives?

    Progressives are extreme liberals. Normal liberals accept capitalism, but believe government could have a bigger role in America. At least on some issues. Progressives however, think capitalism is evil and that US should be more like Cuba. Sometimes they mention Sweden which is way overrated and not that left-wing. And they must remember that Swedes in America do really well, but in Sweden they do quite badly.

    Fascist: No, that's too far even though some of their heroes are quite facist.
    Socialist: Most of them are socialist
    Communist: No, again too far.
    Feminists: No, they are pro-women. They don't care about discrimination.
    Pro-Labor: Nope, they are pro-union. The ones who don't agree with them and don't want to join an union are going to be forced to join one. The ones who want to be awarded by merit instead of age, tough luck.
    Pro-Civil Liberties: No, progressives are often fighting for censorship, against the second amendment and many of them believe government should seize property.

    And progressives are behind most terrible leaders around the world. Like
    Mugabe, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Benito Mussolini, Kim Il Sung were all progressives. Even Hitler, read his manifesto.
    Last edited by Camlon; 09-03-10 at 02:19 PM.

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    Re: Which of the following describe Progressives?

    Oh look someone anonymous hijacked the poll. How predictable.

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