Friday, December 30, 2011

Making Progress

A new Pew research survey indicates that the term "progressive" has the most positive connotation among political labels in the U.S. Moreover, 55 percent of Rethuglicans and 68 percent of independents view the term favorably.

Once upon a time, right wingers were successful in tarnishing an honorable political label -- liberal -- by dishonestly associating it with a myriad of economic and social ills that were mostly caused by right wing governance and policies (response to poverty, civil unrest due to racism, etc.). Let's make sure they don't succeed again.

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