Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Conservadem /kanservadem/ Noun

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:28 PM
Original message
Conservadem /kanservadem/ Noun
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 02:30 PM by Ozymanithrax
(See Also: Blue Dogs, DLC, Bushdems. Boll weevils, Dixicrats. Bipartisans)

A faction of the Democratic Party averse to change that holds to traditional values and attitudes, typically in politics. Conservadems advocate lower taxes and work to bridge the gap between Democrats and Republicans using the art of compromise.


*I find definitions useful things. Any useful suggestions that would make the definition more accurate are appreciated.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:33 PM
Response to Original message
1. Conservadem/ kan-ser-a-dem/ Noun
A way for posters to promote their own top-liberalness and bash other Democrats that don't believe everything exactly the way they see it.


*I find definitions useful things. Any useful suggestions that would make the definition more accurate are appreciated.

:shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. Definitions are useful when followed...
It appears that you have seen this word misused by others to simply mean, "You don't agree with me so I will call you a Conservadem."

I may add that as a secondary definition.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:35 PM
Response to Original message
2. Your post seems to be getting unrecc'd for posting this fact.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 02:36 PM by Zorra
Why would anyone do that?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:40 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. Because people may ...
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 02:41 PM by Ozymanithrax
(1) Disagree with limiting the definiton to something useful.
(2) People may not like me.
(3) People may detest the very sight of the word and want it removed from the lexicon.
(4) People may be nefarious no-gooder up to no-good.
(5) Unreccking is the Du way of saying Fuck you.

Let them unrec. It is good exercise for their finger.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:02 PM
Response to Reply #4
6. I really like definitions. "Progressive" has an interesting definition, also.
progressive
    Show IPA
adjective
1.
favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters: a progressive mayor.
2.
making progress toward better conditions; employing or advocating more enlightened or liberal ideas, new or experimental methods, etc.: a progressive community.
3.
characterized by such progress, or by continuous improvement.
4.
( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to any of the Progressive parties in politics.

Progressives

Many progressive Democrats are descendants of the New Left of Democratic presidential candidate Senator George McGovern of South Dakota; others were involved in the presidential candidacies of Vermont Governor Howard Dean and U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is a caucus of progressive Democrats, and is the single largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives. Its members have included Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, John Conyers of Michigan, Jim McDermott of Washington, John Lewis of Georgia, Barbara Lee of California, the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota, and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, now a Senator. America Votes and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights are liberal umbrella organizations that push for progressive causes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_ (United_States)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:41 PM
Response to Original message
5. Sounds fair to me.
It looks like the conservadems are out in force unreccing though.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:06 PM
Response to Original message
7. But, can you define what a True Scotsman is?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. Being only Scots-Irish...
I don't feel fully qualified.

However, when I wear a kilt, I go commando and never worry about where the wind blows.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:46 PM
Response to Original message
9. locking
do not continue locked threads.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul 24th 2014, 04:44 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC