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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

tibby2 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 9:36 AM
The problem with modern liberalism is that it isn't. Perhaps you should read more of classic liberalism so that you can realize how the term has been co-opted by collectivists. The Jim Crow south and FDR were Democrats. Democrats have morphed from the actions you described into collectivists.
Caveat emptor Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 9:59 AM
The problem with modern conservatives is that they use words like, "Liberal" "Socialist" "communist" "fascist" "democrat" as if they are all senonimous terms rather than words each with distinct meanings.

Thomas Paine wrote Age of Reason a work that would be viewed as far more Liberal in the modern sense than say Christopher Hitchens' God Is Not Great.

Thomas Pain basically accuses god of creating the devil and then failing to do anything to stop that devils wanton destruction. If that isn't liberal I don't know what is.

Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend,

That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob.

But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers something like, "I would totally vote for Republicans if they could just give up on these crazy social issues."

When you explain your votes for Barack Obama, you talk about how Republicans used to be much more moderate and focused on important things such as low taxes, fiscal discipline and balanced budgets.

When Colin Powell was on "Meet the...