Conservatives have for a long time controlled the discourse on freedom and liberty, but these are liberal ideals, and we must take them back
We see demagogues, unregulated capitalism, and might-makes-right. These, as populism, ultraliberalism, and political messianism, are the enemy
Scott Walker, Sam Brownback, Rick Perry, Rick Snyder, and others, are ideological and religious extremists, and their hate, win or lose, does matter.
The idea that progressives need to break up with the Democratic Party, that it's "Time to get out of this abusive relationship" is based on a false premise
Loathe what the liberals stand for, meet their agenda with animosity, cultivate a visceral desire to wipe it from the face of the Earth. Hate, hate, hate it with the fires of a thousand burning suns.
"They don't like the constitution, they don't love this country, they don't appreciate the greatness of America, they don't think of this country the way I do"
Accumulating research suggests political beliefs are hard-wired into our biology, so can conservatives change their minds?
The mistakes legislators make tend to fall in one direction, giving U.S. politics a rightward tilt compared to what most voters say they want
Not all liberals are progressive, and not all progressives are liberal. And when we discuss politics, we must recognize and respect our differences.
According to most scholars of fascism, it historically attacked parliamentary liberalism, and attracted support primarily from the far right/ extreme right. In America fascism is the Republican Party.
Harsh attacks by liberals on liberals who disagreed with the President's Social Security proposal seem aimed at stifling democratic dissent
In Why America Needs a Left, Eli Zaretsky makes a case for a 'hard' left, something beyond either progressivism or liberalism
Conservatives have convinced themselves of libearlism's illigitimacy; now they have convinced themselves liberalism will fail
Rather than necessarily being pathological, political conservatism is promoted when people rely on low-effort thinking.