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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:27 PM
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22. "Limousine Liberals" was another pejorative term
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  -Polls that use the word "liberal" are automatically biased. Cetacea  Jan-25-10 11:50 AM   #0 
  - i suspect if polls were conducted on policy positions individually  renegade000   Jan-25-10 11:53 AM   #1 
  - Yes. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-25-10 11:55 AM   #3 
  - wasn't there an unbiased poll where the person taking the poll did it online  zbdent   Jan-25-10 12:01 PM   #11 
  - No. Pollsters try to use the same terms they've used for decades so that data  Captain Hilts   Jan-25-10 11:54 AM   #2 
  - Even if the definition has "changed"?  Cetacea   Jan-25-10 11:56 AM   #4 
     - Have you got a better word.  robcon   Jan-25-10 11:58 AM   #7 
     - No. I like the word. I'm just pointing out a polling technique.  Cetacea   Jan-25-10 11:59 AM   #9 
     - 'Progressive' also has historic connotations that are not directly relate to today.  Captain Hilts   Jan-25-10 12:04 PM   #15 
     - 'Left' has even more negative connotations. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-25-10 12:03 PM   #14 
  - "he was certainly painted as one" Thus you disprove your own theory.  timeforpeace   Jan-25-10 11:57 AM   #5 
  - Not really. How many pols or people openly refer to themselves as liberals?  Cetacea   Jan-25-10 11:58 AM   #6 
     - Why wouldn't they? Why are people so afraid?  krabigirl   Jan-25-10 12:02 PM   #12 
     - "Tax and spend Liberals" was one of the rally cries of the Reagan crew.  Cetacea   Jan-25-10 12:04 PM   #16 
        - "Limousine Liberals" was another pejorative term  robcon   Jan-25-10 12:27 PM   #22 
     - This is not Gallup's fault and using the term is common among pollsters. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-25-10 12:07 PM   #18 
        - Perhaps it would be more balanced if they used "neo-con" ?  Cetacea   Jan-25-10 12:19 PM   #20 
           - 'Neo-con' is a term that confuses too many people. It's not part of the vocabulary  Captain Hilts   Jan-25-10 12:25 PM   #21 
              - And wingers using 'liberal' are NOT confused? nt  RaleighNCDUer   Jan-25-10 12:41 PM   #24 
                 - Discerning the diff between a 'neo' con and a conservative is too confusing for a survey. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-25-10 12:53 PM   #25 
                    - Kinda like discerning the diff between 'liberal' and 'communist'. nt  RaleighNCDUer   Jan-25-10 12:58 PM   #26 
  - 'Progressive' is the best word to use.  reformist   Jan-25-10 11:59 AM   #8 
  - Funny, I've never shied away from the word.  krabigirl   Jan-25-10 12:01 PM   #10 
  - Have you ever run for office?  Cetacea   Jan-25-10 12:02 PM   #13 
  - 'Liberal' & 'conservative' are parallel terms as 'lady/gentleman', 'man/woman' 'black/'white' are.  Captain Hilts   Jan-25-10 12:06 PM   #17 
  - Points taken. There is no way around it.  Cetacea   Jan-25-10 12:08 PM   #19 
     - It's a tough call. There are too many 'progressives' out there that call themselves  Captain Hilts   Jan-25-10 12:27 PM   #23 
 

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