Liberals change names – the bloom is now off the rose
Does a rose by any other name smell as sweet? To liberals it doesn’t appear so.
Few politicians declare themselves “Liberals” anymore. The term they now prefer is “Progressive.”
You’ll find the use of that name has increased substantially now that liberal has gotten a negative connotation. In this, “Top Two” Primary State, where a candidate can use any term to describe themselves, you’ll find more and more liberals using terms like “Progressive Democrat.”
What difference does a name make anyway? Words mean just what we want them to mean and liberals don’t want to call themselves liberals, when progressive sounds better and has fewer negatives.