News Flash – Hillary Clinton is not a “liberal”,… so she says


During the CNN/YouTube debates, Hillary Clinton came out of the closet, so to speak, as a “progressive” and said she is not a “liberal.

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton ran away from the “liberal” tag during Monday night’s Democratic debate, claiming instead that she is a “progressive.”

Early on in the CNN/YouTube-sponsored debate, a California resident posed these questions on his video: “Mrs. Clinton, how would you define the word ‘liberal’? And would you use this word to describe yourself?”

Hillary answered: “You know, it is a word that originally meant that you were for freedom, that you were for the freedom to achieve, that you were willing to stand against big power and on behalf of the individual.

“Unfortunately, in the last 30, 40 years, it has been turned up on its head and it’s been made to seem as though it is a word that describes big government, totally contrary to what its meaning was in the 19th and early 20th century.

“I prefer the word ‘progressive,’ which has a real American meaning, going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th century.

“I consider myself a modern progressive, someone who believes strongly in individual rights and freedoms, who believes that we are better as a society when we’re working together and when we find ways to help those who may not have all the advantages in life get the tools they need to lead a more productive life for themselves and their family.

“So I consider myself a proud modern American progressive, and I think that’s the kind of philosophy and practice that we need to bring back to American politics.”

Isn’t it amazing how Hillary and the like try to use a word that has not become so synonymous with their style of government.  I wonder why she didn’t just choose “socialist” and be done with it?

Interestingly enough, the NewsMax article goes on to say, “The liberal group Americans for Democratic Action gave Hillary a 95 percent ‘liberal quotient’ last year, among the highest ratings in the Senate.”

So, in essence, if it walks like a duck liberal and it quacks like a duck liberal, it must be a duck liberal.

Others posting on this topic: The Astute Bloggers, Amanda Carpentar, and


One Response to “News Flash – Hillary Clinton is not a “liberal”,… so she says”

  1. “Dems urged to develop image” « Volunteer Opinion Journal Says:

    […] Hillary is ahead of the game.  She told everyone in the CNN/YouTube debates that she was was a “progressive” and […]

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