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Progressive

When we say that the Democrats wouldn’t be any better…

When we point out that the Democrats really wouldn’t be any better on progressive issues than Republicans, this is what we’re talking about. 

While Hillary Clinton publicly welcomed improved relations with Venezuela as secretary of state, she privately ridiculed the country and continued to support destabilization efforts, revealed her emails leaked by WikiLeaks.

From Venezuelanalysis: Clinton Emails Reveal Direct US Sabotage of Venezuela https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/12104

Kamala Harris is not a progressive

Kamala Harris is not a progressive. She just plays one on TV, folks.

Why would the President & CEO of Blue Shield of California contribute the maximum legal limit to Kamala Harris’ in 2016?

Do you think, if elected president, she’s going to fight for Medicare for all?

https://twitter.com/philosophrob/status/1089917503894159363?s=21

Why am I progressive?

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This was an answer I posted over on Quora.

Why are you a progressive?

Largely because the things I care about, and the policies that I think make a better, more functional society for nearly everyone are labelled “progressive.”

If my general political goals (briefly summarizing, that’s prioritizing environmental protection, global climate change, feminism, LGBTQ equality, racial justice, economic equality, and a complete overhaul of our foreign policy to stress human rights over US imperialism) were labelled “neoconservative,” or “juniper berries,” I’d use those labels instead.

I don’t particularly care about the label. It’s useful to have something other than “liberal,” when a small minority of European Quorans get pedantic about their liberalism being more or less equivalent to our libertarianism, but I’m not attached to the label per se.

If you’re asking why I care about those things, regardless of the label, it’s because I’m of the firm belief, based on what I can see with my own eyes, that societies that prioritize these things work better, for the vast majority of the populace, than societies that don’t.