View Poll Results: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

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  • I am a liberal and I do

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  • I am a liberal and I do not

    19 24.68%
  • I am a libertarian and I do

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  • I am a libertarian and I do not

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  • I am a centrist/moderate and I do

    1 1.30%
  • I am a centrist/moderate and I do not

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Thread: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    LOL most on the right use it as a slur.. tsk tsk quite a few people not telling the truth in this poll.
    Obviously you're insulted by the word, that's why you hide behind the centrist lean.
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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    The therm "Liberal" is too worst insult, to use it is a sin, I prefer other words if I want to offend my enemies.
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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Taken from the other thread and from Winston's comment. So, tell us, when you use the term "liberal" do you use it to identify a political lean or ideology, or to be insulting?

    Oh, and here's a little additional piece. Anyone who chooses "No, I do not use it as an insult", will cause me to do a thorough search of their posts. I will then, for honesty's sake, post ANYTHING that seems to refute their claim that they do not use it to be insulting. Let's get a little honesty going here at DP.

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    I am relatively conservative on many, but not all, issues.


    I use it to identify positions or individuals that I consider "liberal". Since I oppose the majority of liberal-agenda-items, this identifying descriptor is, to me, a negative. As in, "Obama is too liberal."

    OTOH, I don't think I've ever flung it around as an overt insult, as if it were a substitute for "dirty rotten scoundrel". I don't consider liberals to be bad people, just somewhat misguided or mistaken.

    On the other, other hand, the terms "liberal" and "conservative" have been so mis-used and mis-defined in recent decades that they've become relatively meaningless. Then there's the issue that Europeans and most of the world don't mean the same thing by "liberal" or "conservative" as we in the States do. This is one of the reasons why my lean label is "independent": I don't want people mistakenly assuming where I stand on the basis of an ill-defined label.

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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Liberal can mean so many things dependent on the era, the political system in place etc. American leftists are hardly liberal when it comes to economics and government-reactionary parasitic statism is a more accurate description for those whose answer to every problem is more government, more regulations, and more taxation. I tend to refer to such people as welfare-socialists which is a more accurate term. On some social issues, "liberal" might be an accurate description such as allowing gays in the military or gay marriage-the "liberal" position is one that would be understood as liberal for decades.



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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    I tend to use "liberal" as a term of endearment. I use "Conservative" as a label, and "Neo-Con" as an insult.
    Last edited by d0gbreath; 12-23-10 at 09:12 AM.

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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    It would be an odd day indeed if I used the term liberal as an insult. My personal preference is to not use political labels as insults, but rather say "x ideology is wrong because ..."

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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    I tend to use "liberal" as a term of endearment. I use "Conservative" as a label, and "Neo-Con" as an insult.

    what is a neo-con? welfare-socialists and other lefties tend to not understand the term



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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Taken from the other thread and from Winston's comment. So, tell us, when you use the term "liberal" do you use it to identify a political lean or ideology, or to be insulting?

    Oh, and here's a little additional piece. Anyone who chooses "No, I do not use it as an insult", will cause me to do a thorough search of their posts. I will then, for honesty's sake, post ANYTHING that seems to refute their claim that they do not use it to be insulting. Let's get a little honesty going here at DP.

    Go to it.
    I refer to a political ideology rather than a person, and consider liberalism a good thing. I just don't apply it to too many people because there aren't too many people here who express views consistant with liberal ideology with enough regularity as to call them liberals.
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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Taken from the other thread and from Winston's comment. So, tell us, when you use the term "liberal" do you use it to identify a political lean or ideology, or to be insulting?

    Oh, and here's a little additional piece. Anyone who chooses "No, I do not use it as an insult", will cause me to do a thorough search of their posts. I will then, for honesty's sake, post ANYTHING that seems to refute their claim that they do not use it to be insulting.
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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    I try not to lump people into groups so much. I don't assume that anyone with similar political ideals can be grouped up like that. However, I reserve the word "douche" for people who act like douches, regardless of any political lean.
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