....certain things being done, because the things have always been issues under the radical leftist tent.
The greatest sin of liberals is in not being very specific as to what they want. They assume too much. Political correctness has created a certain umbrella of assumptions as to what constitutes the liberal agenda. Vague ideas of fairness and income equality are thought to be covered specifically under that umbrella, even though nobody has laid out the particulars.
That's why someone like Bloomberg, who is not really a Democrat, can say "No Big Gulps," and it's the liberals who will go along, because it seems to fit under the liberal umbrella, though not specified as such.
Conservatives, on the other hand, are much more.....