I ask this because, based on my Twitter stream as well as the parts of the internet I peruse, I have no idea anymore. It seems to mean everything from far-leftist ideologues (which I am apparently, since I want single-payer insurance and a minimum wage that has kept pace with GDP increases) to white people who are kinda racist, to New Democrats (which would be a surprise to said New Democrats). A recent Gallup poll claims that thirty percent of liberals view the NRA as “mostly favorable” or “highly favorable” which strains credulity.
I know I’m not a progressive–that too seems to be a meaningless term–but at this point liberal doesn’t seem to describe much either, other than “not conservative.”
I can’t help but think this might be a problem.