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(7,493 posts)
Fri Jun 30, 2023, 09:19 AM Jun 2023

Hey, I have an idea!

Since the word "liberal" has pretty much been demonized beyond repair by the RW, I say we start using the term "The Woken" when referring to ourselves and I think it's a far better replacement

I say we should totally own that term in all it's forms and I think it sounds, not only like a group who's wide awake and aware, but also strong and even a bit ominous.

IDK, what do you guys think?

Personally, I'm going to start using it and spread it everywhere politics are discussed and even in a few places where it is not.


(61,755 posts)
2. A lot of my friends went to calling themselves "progressives"
Fri Jun 30, 2023, 09:24 AM
Jun 2023

decades back as RW TV and radio trashed the word liberal.

My take is that letting the fascists define what we are is a surrender to them.

I am and always have been a very proud liberal.


(5,380 posts)
4. Maybe we should start calling them the MAGA minority party.
Fri Jun 30, 2023, 09:31 AM
Jun 2023

With emphasis on the MINORITY part. Most of them think they are the majority. We outnumber them almost 2 to 1.


(8,288 posts)
5. Don't let someone else label you. When they do, they define the discourse.
Fri Jun 30, 2023, 09:39 AM
Jun 2023

Why do we accept their terminology? Why do we let them define the discourse?

For example:
Why do we let them call it "pro life'?

When it isn't?

It's not pro-life. It's GOVERNMENT CONTROL of personal life.


How about being compassionate, logical, "everyone pays their fair share" person?

Go pick some adjectives here/


(7,493 posts)
6. Yet President Obama totally owned the term "Obama Care" to great effect, I think.
Fri Jun 30, 2023, 11:19 AM
Jun 2023

That DU link goes to a great list from which to draw comparisons between Dem and GQP.

I always love to demonstrate to people how corrupt and down right criminal the GQP is and has been by showing them the number of criminal conviction in the Administrations of Dem vs GQP since 1970.

GQP'ers 91

Dem's 1

Admittedly this depends on how and/or when certain things or acts are defined and then examined but still, even if you cut the GQP number in half the comparison is stark and tells one all they need to know because numbers don't lie and are easily confirmed.

With Trump and the lackeys in his Administration charged but yet to be put on trial, you just know he'll no doubt beat even Nixon's numbers as far as convictions goes and it looks like Smith is far from over as regards identifying, investigating and charging more suspects goes.

I think more than a few GQP'ers in the Trump Administration, plus quite a few others who ran interference, lied and/or committed crimes on his behalf are soiling their shorts and panties right now just waiting for the hammer to fall.

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