Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:59 PM
Tx4obama (36,974 posts)
Definition of a Liberal
" ... I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor. "
Video clip is from The Debate episode, season seven of the West Wing
"The Debate" between Arnold Vinick and Matt Santos
Written by Lawrence O'Donnell
p.s. I thought this particular video was quite fitting to post again since the word 'liberal' is being tossed around so much today on the TV box
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Definition of a Liberal (Original post)
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Response to iandhr (Reply #4)
Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:49 AM
Bucky (46,383 posts)
9. That's not irony
The knee jerk complaint from the Righties at the time was that it was a liberal actor playing a conservative in order to make conservatives appear out of touch and ineffectual. The reality was that Alda was an actor playing a complex character and that Arnie Vinick actually made some pretty strong points in the course of the debate.
Of course Vinick was an idealized character. He was devoid of the rancor and the misanthropy and the seething conspiratorial paranoid anger that fuels so much of right wing politics. He was a Robert Taft Republican, a main street let's-do-business Republican, who refused to engage in fear mongering or dog whistle politics. And he was gracious in defeat and cooperative in government--a relic from the 1940s.
He's not the kind of animal we deal with today.
Response to Tx4obama (Original post)
Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:53 PM
liberal from boston (794 posts)
Lawrence O'Donnell Rewrite last night was about Conservatives complaining of President Obama's "Liberalism" in the Inaugural Speech. Excellent analysis of the mindset of Conservatives!!!