HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Video & Multimedia (Forum) » Definition of a Liberal
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:59 PM

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



9 replies, 2016 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Definition of a Liberal (Original post)
Tx4obama Jan 2013 OP
TDale313 Jan 2013 #1
freshwest Jan 2013 #2
iandhr Jan 2013 #3
iandhr Jan 2013 #4
Bucky Jan 2013 #9
Historic NY Jan 2013 #5
onehandle Jan 2013 #6
liberal from boston Jan 2013 #7
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2013 #8

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:11 PM

1. Great clip. Thanks for posting.

Been a while since I saw it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:11 PM

2. Excellent. Here is Kennedy's version:



I've always been proud to be a Liberal.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:12 PM

3. If Arine Vinnick was the type of Republican we were dealing with...

... we would be able to get stuff done.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:13 PM

4. Love the clip

The ironic part is Alan Alda is a liberal.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to iandhr (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:49 AM

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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:35 PM

5. Nice going.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:15 AM

6. I re-watched the entire series over the holidays on Netflix. Just finished season 7 on Sunday. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:53 AM

7. Liberalism

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!!!




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:25 AM

8. K&R! Thanks so much!

I've never seen this...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread