I realized something the other day that the term liberal may be dead…
I refer to myself as a progressive, the media as a whole refers to our movement as the progressive movement, unless it’s Fox News using the term liberal as a pejorative. In fact almost the only time that I hear the word liberal used it’s being used as an insult and we as a group appear to have ceded that territory, given up the word, and moved to a new label.
I'm not going to turn this into a call to arms to take back "liberal", but let’s talk about this. I myself feel a little upset that the branding battle for liberal appears to be over and we lost. How do you all feel about the term? Do you still use it? If you do, do you use it when talking with people outside of your progressive (see, I’m doing it) friend set?
Let me know what you think in the comments.