"Progressive" vs. "Regressive"
It seems that a commenter here--Les Ismore--has the "REGRESSIVE" & "PROGRESSIVE" labels half right anyway. You know what they say about stopped leftist clocks...
They love to call themselves "PROGRESSIVES" which is a label the commies were once proud to own. They are, in fact, pushing or PROGRESSING America towards a form of totalitarianism. Call it the death of a thousand cuts to our form of Constitutional freedom. "PROGRESS" to the vast majority of leftists is a freedom-destroying nanny state where capitalism and economic free enterprise are spat upon and regulated into inevitable collapse. To achieve this end, they wage relentless class warfare, pitting the "fortunate" and the "less fortunate." This way, when the "less fortunate" are whipped into a self-righteous fury by people like John 'The-Breck-Girl' Edwards, the first thing they vote for are tax hikes on the "fortunate." "We'll get them by God!"
Is this a dishonest way of looking at wealth differences? Of course, but the left specializes in dishonesty.
(I do all right here in North FL, and I don't remember standing in the "fortunate" line six years ago when I was nearly broke and my cards were max'd out!)
WE conservatives are also REGRESSIVES in some ways. For instance, I would absolutely LOVE to eliminate half of the federal government! I would love to REGRESS, or cut the size and scope of the state--and especially the federal behemoth government--to a pre WWII level. This idea scares the dog squeeze out of the left! Hank Snow, at FPM, once told me that my desired budget cutting was the most immoral thing he had ever heard of! Sadaam didn't seem to register as immoral to old Hank-the-Pinko.
I would love to "REGRESS" to a time where the Constitution was read literally, a time before leftist Supremes channeled 'abortion' from 'privacy'--which wasn't even in the Constitution. When leftists mangle the meaning of the Constitution, they weaken it. Maybe that was their intent all along.
Here's another area where I would love to "REGRESS": civility and patriotism. I consider it my duty to be uncivil to the unpatriotic, while being civil to everyone else. PROGRESSIVE behavior goes waaaay beyond simple policy differences. The political left is currently working hard for the defeat of American soldiers fighting a bunch of nihilistic head-chopping savages! These Islamic barbarians are some of the most sadistic and misogynistic sons-of-bitches the world has ever seen, but the left takes their side against our blessed country.
I'll be civil to patriots, uncivil to leftists working for our defeat! If that's "REGRESSIVE" then that's me!!