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Hillary Clinton: Iím Not a Liberal
newsmax.com ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2007 12:44 a.m. EDT

Posted on 07/24/2007 10:43:57 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton ran away from the "liberal” tag during Monday night’s Democratic debate, claiming instead that she is a "progressive.”

Early on in the CNN/YouTube-sponsored debate, a California resident posed these questions on his video: "Mrs. Clinton, how would you define the word ‘liberal’? And would you use this word to describe yourself?”

Hillary answered: "You know, it is a word that originally meant that you were for freedom, that you were for the freedom to achieve, that you were willing to stand against big power and on behalf of the individual.

"Unfortunately, in the last 30, 40 years, it has been turned up on its head and it's been made to seem as though it is a word that describes big government, totally contrary to what its meaning was in the 19th and early 20th century.

"I prefer the word ‘progressive,’ which has a real American meaning, going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th century.

"I consider myself a modern progressive, someone who believes strongly in individual rights and freedoms, who believes that we are better as a society when we're working together and when we find ways to help those who may not have all the advantages in life get the tools they need to lead a more productive life for themselves and their family.

"So I consider myself a proud modern American progressive, and I think that's the kind of philosophy and practice that we need to bring back to American politics.”

CNN host Anderson Cooper said: "So you wouldn't use the word ‘liberal,’ you'd say ‘progressive.’ He then asked former Sen. Mike Gravel: "Are you a liberal?”

Gravel replied: "I wouldn't use either word” – and changed the subject.

The liberal group Americans for Democratic Action gave Hillary a 95 percent "liberal quotient” last year, among the highest ratings in the Senate.


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KEYWORDS: clinton; democrats; elections; hillary; liberals
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Liberalism is the transformation of mankind into cattle.

1 posted on 07/24/2007 10:44:00 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch
She would have an easier time convincing me she isn’t a woman.
2 posted on 07/24/2007 10:45:16 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Not a liberal? Admits to “progressive?” Thus, she is a homosexual socialist-Marxists then if she is progressive.


3 posted on 07/24/2007 10:45:44 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Jorge Bush & his Marxist's Dim friends are enemies of the Republic with their amnesty Bill.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

We know she’s not really a liberal...she’s an out and out Marxist.


4 posted on 07/24/2007 10:46:04 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not Free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: InvisibleChurch
You set your sights to high, groveling rats is a more accurate a descriptive.
5 posted on 07/24/2007 10:46:42 AM PDT by Weeedley
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To: InvisibleChurch

She’s a socialist. If she had any guts, she’d come right out and say it.


6 posted on 07/24/2007 10:46:44 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (This space left intentionally blank)
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To: Jeff Head

Aren’t all Marxists liberals?


7 posted on 07/24/2007 10:47:42 AM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones to play by the rules.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Liberals run like scared rats (no pun intended) from the label 'liberal'.

Conservatives wear the label 'conservative' like a badge-of-honor!!!

Enough said.

8 posted on 07/24/2007 10:47:48 AM PDT by stockstrader (We need a conservative candidate who will UNITE the Party, not a liberal one to DIVIDE it!)
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To: Ben Mugged

She would have a much easier time convincing me she isn’t human.....

It’s ridiculous the extent to which the ‘RATs are allowed to worm and squirm their way out from under the ‘liberal’ label — the only sense in which any of the current ‘RATs is not a liberal is the extent to which many of them are RADICAL leftists, socialist statists well to the left of any traditional ‘liberals’......

btw, ‘progressive’ is the term much in vogue with all sorts of avowed socialists and communists who eschew those labels due to the political embarrassments of a century and more of leftist hellholes ruining the ‘progressive’ wet dream.


9 posted on 07/24/2007 10:48:53 AM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

But I’m not a liberal, I’m not! And these are not my cankles, they’re false ones!


10 posted on 07/24/2007 10:49:06 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

“Progressive” is a euphemism for communist.


11 posted on 07/24/2007 10:49:36 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Where is the keeper of the BS meter when you need him/ her?


12 posted on 07/24/2007 10:50:27 AM PDT by RatRipper
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To: InvisibleChurch
Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton tried to impose socialist government Health-care upon the American people.

This and their tax raises show that the Clintons like practically all Democrats are big government liberals/Socialists. But the liberal media repeats the big lie that Hillary and the Democrats are “moderates” or where most Americans are. Most Americans are conservatives because we Americans believe in smaller government, limited government, freedom, and lower taxes and not in the big all powerful government that Democrats believe in.

13 posted on 07/24/2007 10:50:39 AM PDT by Democrat_media (If there is a need the free market will produce it. So what do we need gov for(only 3 things))
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To: InvisibleChurch
...Hillary Clinton: I’m Not a Liberal ...

She is not a liberal; she is a socialist.

14 posted on 07/24/2007 10:50:59 AM PDT by Inquisitive1 (I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance - Socrates)
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To: InvisibleChurch

add "Hillary is not a Liberal"

15 posted on 07/24/2007 10:51:01 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Labels mean nothing. Actions define you. Hillarycare. Need I say more?
16 posted on 07/24/2007 10:51:01 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: RetiredArmy

“I am not a liberal! And my husband did not have relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky!” So there!


17 posted on 07/24/2007 10:51:01 AM PDT by NoBullZone
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To: InvisibleChurch
She thought the question was, "would you describe yourself as a lesbian?"...


18 posted on 07/24/2007 10:51:51 AM PDT by pookie18
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To: Ben Mugged

Actually, millions of American liberals will accept her explanation of not being “a liberal”. They know she is bluffing.


19 posted on 07/24/2007 10:51:59 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

She’s not a Liberal. She’s a commie-pinko, Marxist-Stalinist totalitarian.


20 posted on 07/24/2007 10:52:25 AM PDT by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: If his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
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