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    Why 'Progressive'

    I'd like to know why you became a Progressive and a little bit about how you got there.

    So; I devised a short questionnaire for Progressive Members to share their journey to Progressivism:

    (1)What was the primary venue of your progressive indoctrination? (college? your community? internet? etc)

    (2)Who was your primary mentor that brought you to progressivism? (college professor? author? friend? etc)

    (3)Who do you consider to be the current most influential progressive?

    (4)What nation do you consider to be the most successful example of the Progressive ideology?

    (5)What aspect of Progressivism do you believe bothers its detractors the most?

    (6)What historical figure do you consider most responsible for modern Progressivism?

    (7)And finally; does anyone come to mind who you believe would be a good spokesperson for Progressivism and possibly even a POTUS candidate in 2020?

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    Re: Why 'Progressive'

    I'd like to know why you became a Regressive and a little bit about how you got there.

    So; I devised a short questionnaire for Regressive Members to share their journey to Regressivism:

    (1)What was the primary venue of your regressive indoctrination? (college? your community? internet? etc)

    (2)Who was your primary mentor that brought you to regressivism? (college professor? author? friend? etc)

    (3)Who do you consider to be the current most influential Regressive?

    (4)What nation do you consider to be the most successful example of the Regressive ideology?

    (5)What aspect of Regressivism do you believe bothers its detractors the most?

    (6)What historical figure do you consider most responsible for modern Regressivism?

    (7)And finally; does anyone come to mind who you believe would be a good spokesperson for Regressivism and possibly even a POTUS candidate in 2020?

    I thank you for your participation; Dave

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    Re: Why 'Progressive'

    Why am I progressive? Probably growing up on Long Island around all different types of cultures, races, religions and not living in a bubble surrounded by all like minded people blowing smoke up each other's asses and reinforcing biases and a worldview that flies in the face of facts.

    Also, I'm well educated.

    And most importantly, I have empathy and I'm not a selfish asshole that just wants for myself and nobody else. I can put myself in other people's shoes and get a feel for what they are facing, their hardships, etc. I don't think the entire world revolves around me like it seems many conservatives do. And another things, facts are on my side. The world evolves, progresses. Any successful business succeeds by evolving to the changing times. Those that remain the same end up being overtaken by the new company that innovated. Facts also support my position on most topics

    And I don't watch news on TV and political mouth pieces or opinions shows

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    Re: Why 'Progressive'

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    I'd like to know why you became a Progressive and a little bit about how you got there.

    So; I devised a short questionnaire for Progressive Members to share their journey to Progressivism:

    (1)What was the primary venue of your progressive indoctrination? (college? your community? internet? etc)

    (2)Who was your primary mentor that brought you to progressivism? (college professor? author? friend? etc)

    (3)Who do you consider to be the current most influential progressive?

    (4)What nation do you consider to be the most successful example of the Progressive ideology?

    (5)What aspect of Progressivism do you believe bothers its detractors the most?

    (6)What historical figure do you consider most responsible for modern Progressivism?

    (7)And finally; does anyone come to mind who you believe would be a good spokesperson for Progressivism and possibly even a POTUS candidate in 2020?

    I thank you for your participation; Empi~
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    1) First, indoctrination? lol... No bias in this question set. I wasn't indoctrinated by anyone. I learned to be a progressive by watching my conservative Grandfather. When something was broke around his home or property, he fixed it. If the way he fixed it the last time didn't work, he'd try something new. He was a progressive conservative.

    2) I had no mentor. I used my common sense. Progressivism is a simple concept, and requires no mentor. If it's broken, fix it, and always look for a better way. That's progressivism, in a nutshell.

    3) Barack Obama. Even though he is no longer president, he commands more respect that the sitting president, and unlike the sitting president, rooms full of people don't laugh at him when he speaks.

    4) America. When America was progressive, they became the biggest powerhouse the world has ever seen. When they stopped, well...they got Trump.

    5) The tendency of unprogressive people to call themselves progressive, because they don't understand what it means.

    6) No idea, as there is no single progressive movement. Progressivism is a methodology more than an ideology. You have left and right leaning progressives. Therefore it is difficult to point to the person "most responsible".

    7) I'll leave this one to my American friends, who would be far more knowledgeable about all of that.

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    Re: Why 'Progressive'

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    (5)What aspect of Progressivism do you believe bothers its detractors the most?
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    Re: Why 'Progressive'

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I'd like to know why you became a Regressive and a little bit about how you got there.

    So; I devised a short questionnaire for Regressive Members to share their journey to Regressivism:

    (1)What was the primary venue of your regressive indoctrination? (college? your community? internet? etc)

    (2)Who was your primary mentor that brought you to regressivism? (college professor? author? friend? etc)

    (3)Who do you consider to be the current most influential Regressive?

    (4)What nation do you consider to be the most successful example of the Regressive ideology?

    (5)What aspect of Regressivism do you believe bothers its detractors the most?

    (6)What historical figure do you consider most responsible for modern Regressivism?

    (7)And finally; does anyone come to mind who you believe would be a good spokesperson for Regressivism and possibly even a POTUS candidate in 2020?

    I thank you for your participation; Dave

    Regressives would be political opposites/opponents of Progressives. And who would that be?
    Once you answer the question, no more debate necessary, eh?
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    Re: Why 'Progressive'

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    What was the primary venue of your progressive indoctrination?
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    Re: Why 'Progressive'

    I became a Democrat because of Reaganís tax increases on the middle class. It wasnít the increase. It was the incessant lying that he cut them. Iran contra also disgusted me. Unlike every conservative I couldnít overlook the hypocrisy of dealing with the Iranians.

    Finding out later that Nicaragua actually had a free election meaning we were funding terrorists also made me sick. I donít even have to discuss his treasonous deal with Iranians in 1980 or covering for saddamís genocide.

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    Re: Why 'Progressive'

    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    I became a Democrat because of Reaganís tax increases on the middle class. It wasnít the increase. It was the incessant lying that he cut them. Iran contra also disgusted me. Unlike every conservative I couldnít overlook the hypocrisy of dealing with the Iranians.

    Finding out later that Nicaragua actually had a free election meaning we were funding terrorists also made me sick. I donít even have to discuss his treasonous deal with Iranians in 1980 or covering for saddamís genocide.
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    Re: Why 'Progressive'

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    I'd like to know why you became a Progressive and a little bit about how you got there.

    So; I devised a short questionnaire for Progressive Members to share their journey to Progressivism:

    (1)What was the primary venue of your progressive indoctrination? (college? your community? internet? etc)

    (2)Who was your primary mentor that brought you to progressivism? (college professor? author? friend? etc)

    (3)Who do you consider to be the current most influential progressive?

    (4)What nation do you consider to be the most successful example of the Progressive ideology?

    (5)What aspect of Progressivism do you believe bothers its detractors the most?

    (6)What historical figure do you consider most responsible for modern Progressivism?

    (7)And finally; does anyone come to mind who you believe would be a good spokesperson for Progressivism and possibly even a POTUS candidate in 2020?

    I thank you for your participation; Empi~
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