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I know you know, Kim, but I try to point out the Orwellian change in use wherever possible.


I'm using the word as it is currently being used in the context of the race. "Liberal" also had a quite different meaning once.

It's not necessary to have been resident here for a lifetime to be conversant with American political history; for example with conservatism as it might have been defined by Buckley, which I agree is quite different from conservatism as defined by the Tea Party. But I'm not writing political history here.


I am disappointed to see that you have fallen for the misappropriation of the word "conservative" by these right-wing radicals, but I'll cut you some slack since you haven't been in this country long enough to know that once there were moderate Republicans and genuine conservatives (not necessarily the same.)

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