The “L” Word: Now You Can Say It
You no longer have to treat the word “liberal” as though it’s something one steps in by accident. It is now safe to say you are one.
Though the word appears to have lost its sting after years of Republican attacks, most of those on the left of the Democratic Party prefer the word “progressive,” the one Hillary Clinton embraced when asked about her political identity.
But at a concert hosted by the New Republic last night, Rahm Emanuel — amid a stream of praise for Rep. Barney Frank, also in attendance — embraced the word.
“[Frank] is — to all of us who are liberals — our congressman,” Emanuel said.
You see? No longer must you use the safer “progressive” to avoid being marginalized. Hey, I didn’t call this joint “Progressiveland” on purpose.Click here for reuse options!
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