Friday, January 07, 2011

If the terms "Liberal" and "Progressive" are now viewed negatively...

...what will they repackage themselves as next?

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that “conservative” is still the most favored description. Forty-two percent (42%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they view it as a positive if a candidate is described as politically conservative.

Calling someone a Tea Party candidate is seen positively by 31%, unchanged from September, but negatively by 32%. Thirty-three percent (33%) put it somewhere in between. In September, 38% viewed Tea Party as a negative.

Being described as a progressive, on the other hand, is a positive for 22% of voters and a negative for 34%, with 41% seeing it in between. But in the previous survey, voters were evenly divided, with 29% saying progressive was a positive description and 28% describing it as a negative. This marks a continuing downward trend for progressive which little over three years ago was slightly more popular than conservative.

What a long, strange trip it's been, when the label "Tea Party" is 40% more popular than the term "progressive", the first re-branding of the Left by the Left once they realized that being known as "liberals" wasn't quite the benefit they believed it to be...

But you can repackage shit any way you like, and you can still identify it by the stink. Like ObamaCare, liberals think all they need is better public imaging to sell their regressive governing philosophy to the rubes...

So expect to see the Left search for a new label for their statist movement, with the media helping them push positives adjectives every stop of the way.

In the meantime, I'll call the Left what I always have.


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