Let's Remember What the Word REALLY Means...
By Lowell Ponte
"I prefer the word progressive," replied New York Sen. Hillary Clinton to a YouTuber who asked during the July 23 CNN Democratic presidential debate if she considered herself a Liberal.
The word Liberal, Clinton said, has in recent decades come to be seen as a label for those favoring bigger government.
But the label progressive, she said, "has a real American meaning, going back to the Progressive Era at the beginning of the 20th Century. I consider myself a modern Progressive . . ."
From the 1920s onward, famed progressive Robert LaFollette, who served Wisconsin as governor and senator, slid deeper and deeper into a psychopathological hatred of capitalism.
By 1948, the Progressive Party presidential campaign of Henry Wallace, a former vice president under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and lover of everything Soviet, became a dust magnet for Marxists.
The label progressive became a mask worn by socialists and Communists of many hues, from pale pink to blood red, used to disguise their anti-American radical politics.