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No Labels: Liberalism Without Labels
Human Events ^ | 12/21/2010 | Tony Lee

Posted on 12/21/2010 6:51:57 AM PST by Voice of Reason88

Though the group is barely formed, two things seem patently obvious. First, since elite liberals have failed in branding themselves as “liberal” and then “progressives” in a country that is center-right, No Labels seems to be another center-left attempt at re-branding the movement. Taken in this light, the group’s deciding not to have a label says a lot about how poorly any group or policy that has an overt center-left tag performs in the center-right political marketplace.

Second, No Labels, which purportedly seeks consensus on a range of issues, accomplished its primary goal of bringing together the left, right, and center in its very first week of operation. Americans of all political persuasions saw the futility of an elitist, wishy-washy, center-left group that lacks core principles yet attempts to become the arbiters and imposers of what they deem to be “sound” political discourse and policy.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1984; communism; doublespeak; liberalism; nolabels; oppressives; orwelliannightmare; progressives; socialism; starkravingsocialism
It’s always a clear indication of a bankrupt ideology when it has to periodically change it’s labeling to fool people into supporting the same dumb ideas.

Now the fools on the Left are trying the ‘No Labels’ Label gambit. Thankfully people are beginning to wake up to the scams from the Left and are rejecting them.

BTW, OPPRESSIVE is the best term to describe the authoritarian control freaks on the Left.

This instead of the misleading label ‘Progressive’ they have applied to themselves. Not only implies that if you resist their agenda that you are against ‘Progress’ {whatever the heck that means} but the definition of the word is so vague it could mean almost anything.

1 posted on 12/21/2010 6:52:02 AM PST by Voice of Reason88
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To: Voice of Reason88

Stealth Socialism.


2 posted on 12/21/2010 6:53:49 AM PST by reg45
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To: Voice of Reason88

The commie label is beginning to stick.

Merry Christmas


3 posted on 12/21/2010 6:54:03 AM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: Voice of Reason88

Azzhole would be an appropriate label for anyone on the left.


4 posted on 12/21/2010 6:54:11 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: Voice of Reason88

The only people that avoid labels are those with something to hide. For all that McCarthy is blamed for, he understood this, and demanded that those with interests contrary to the country be dragged out into the light, kicking and screaming.


5 posted on 12/21/2010 6:55:59 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.)
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To: Voice of Reason88
It's almost funny how the Left is preoccupied with appearances. It's Orwellian. They're "Liberals" (which, of course, is the opposite of what they are). No, now they're "Progressives." Now they are "No Labels."

As Rush Limbaugh observes: They can't be honest about who they are and what they stand for.

6 posted on 12/21/2010 6:56:25 AM PST by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout 'fire' in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth." J. Goldberg)
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To: Voice of Reason88

Pedophiles & crack-whores don’t like labels either.


7 posted on 12/21/2010 6:56:32 AM PST by laotzu
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To: Voice of Reason88

Never happen we know who they are and how they vote.


8 posted on 12/21/2010 6:57:52 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: Voice of Reason88

Kinda like a Romulan or Klingon cloaking device.


9 posted on 12/21/2010 6:58:01 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Voice of Reason88

I think everyone understands the left’s need to constantly re-label.

Labels, including those they adopt for themselves, eventually come to the point where they convey useful information about the ideology they are attached to.

That leftist ideology is abhorrent to the majority of people, to decent people who haven’t had their consciences seared.


10 posted on 12/21/2010 6:58:05 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Voice of Reason88

A turd by any other name would stink as bad....................


11 posted on 12/21/2010 6:59:15 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an “idiot”, you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: bray; reg45

Commie and Socialist effectively mean the same thing.

Merry Christmas to you too.


12 posted on 12/21/2010 6:59:16 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 (One man with a gun can control 100 without one-Vladimir Lenin (The Statist view on guns))
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To: Voice of Reason88

Very simply,the left are a virus.

Their label ‘names’ mutate but ultimately,they leave a path of destruction wherever they may roam.


13 posted on 12/21/2010 7:01:56 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Savage Beast

Slightly OT, but wouldn’t big brother (or Big Bro’) have loved the new e-reader’s like the kindle – what better way to send something down the memory hole than simply change it on the fly.


14 posted on 12/21/2010 7:03:34 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 (One man with a gun can control 100 without one-Vladimir Lenin (The Statist view on guns))
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To: MrB

I really hope that’s true for the country’s sake.


15 posted on 12/21/2010 7:06:08 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 (One man with a gun can control 100 without one-Vladimir Lenin (The Statist view on guns))
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To: Voice of Reason88

Ok, “Crypto Commie” then.


16 posted on 12/21/2010 7:07:01 AM PST by reg45
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To: reg45

LOL! I like it.


17 posted on 12/21/2010 7:11:25 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 (One man with a gun can control 100 without one-Vladimir Lenin (The Statist view on guns))
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To: Voice of Reason88

Shitte stinks no matter what you call it!


18 posted on 12/21/2010 7:11:27 AM PST by devistate one four ( jihad is a 2 way street! Kimber CDP II .45 OOHRAH! TET68)
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To: Voice of Reason88

“The party formerly known as Socialist” (tip o’ the hat to Prince)


19 posted on 12/21/2010 7:14:02 AM PST by jdsteel (CONGRESS: I like the way the words "Palin for President" drive socialists absolutely crazy.)
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To: Voice of Reason88

They figure it worked for ACORN.


20 posted on 12/21/2010 7:20:01 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor not a race relations Czar in the Obama administration.")
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To: MrB
That leftist ideology is abhorrent to the majority of people, to decent people who haven’t had their consciences seared.

That is why they always cloak their motives as being for some victim group, groups they have themselves created and victimized. It is either for the children, for the elderly, for the minorities, for the poor, etc. Usually, none of these groups need help and are worse off after a few years of being helped.

A good example is the supposed poverty level in this country. Our poverty level would be a pretty high standard in most other countries but they instead pretend that America is like some third world country with true poverty. Yet, by claiming poverty in this country it allows them to demand that "The richest country in the world" do something about it. That something is usually another big government program.

Another example is their current destruction of our economy and our job market while proclaiming the fair thing would be perpetual unemployment benefits. It is just backdoor socialism.

The big picture is that this minority of Marxists, spearheaded by the likes of George Soros, wants to rule the world. In order to do that they must first remove their biggest roadblock - the USA. We are the freest, the most prosperous (for all our citizens), the most economically and militarily powerful country in the world. The center of that is FREEDOM, as in free enterprise. They are using our high moral values and our generous spirit to destroy us through Death From a Thousand Cuts. Each liberal program for the (you name the victims) is another cut.

21 posted on 12/21/2010 7:31:37 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

The wealth, prosperity and military might of the United States has allowed the predominantly Christian populace to send (and defend) missionaries worldwide.

I believe this is the primary underlying reason for wanting to take America down.


22 posted on 12/21/2010 7:41:17 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: jdsteel

Hmmm… they may want to follow “the formers” footsteps and use a symbol instead.


23 posted on 12/21/2010 7:44:30 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 (One man with a gun can control 100 without one-Vladimir Lenin (The Statist view on guns))
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To: Voice of Reason88

From the create-a-collective-collectivists: no labels, no accountability, no standards, no judgement.


24 posted on 12/21/2010 7:47:45 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

If you need any proof on this attempt at bringing us down, one only needs to look at their actions and the results so far, that alone should tell you what the oppressive democrats intend on doing.


25 posted on 12/21/2010 7:48:02 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 (One man with a gun can control 100 without one-Vladimir Lenin (The Statist view on guns))
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To: PGalt

Ever notice that the Left is NEVER held accountable for their disastrous and oppressive policy ideas?

The always fall back on “There just wasn’t enough funding (or time) for it to work”.

{No Matter how much money or time is spent in the matter}

And If that doesn’t work they use the old standby BS: “We had Good intentions, and it would have been worse without our actions”.

{That way the same ideas can be recycled time and time again with no accountability and no repercussions}


26 posted on 12/21/2010 8:11:13 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 (One man with a gun can control 100 without one-Vladimir Lenin (The Statist view on guns))
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To: MrB
The wealth, prosperity and military might of the United States has allowed the predominantly Christian populace to send (and defend) missionaries worldwide.

I think Christianity would have, and will continue to, spread regardless of military might. That is the nature of Christianity. It certainly was not the intent of the powerful Roman Empire to spread Christianity but it happened anyway.

I believe this is the primary underlying reason for wanting to take America down.

If we modify that to simply the denial of God, or of Christianity, instead of just the elimination of missionaries, I will agree. Hedonistic secularists can't tolerate a just and judgmental God. Sin is their forte'. God must be banned!

27 posted on 12/21/2010 8:59:31 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Voice of Reason88
Ever notice that the Left is NEVER held accountable for their disastrous and oppressive policy ideas?

Every day. The faulty-premise, architecture/infrastructure/collectives/MANDATES...they create/fund/IMPOSE on individuals are criminal. They even create language insulating them from discussion or attacking alternative voices..."third rail", "penumbra", "jobs created or saved", "compartmentalize", "vast right-wing conspiracy", "hope and change", etc., etc....all the while advancing the collectivist/totalitarian agenda.

Yet, how many of their elitist counterparts point out ANY of these tactics/collectives/actions. They never verbally get in their faces, or rarely undo their destructive architecture? It becomes the precedent that chips away our liberty and diminishes our life and the lives of our children and grandchildren.

28 posted on 12/21/2010 9:32:01 AM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt
Yet, how many of their elitist counterparts point out ANY of these tactics/collectives/actions. They never verbally get in their faces, or rarely undo their destructive architecture? It becomes the precedent that chips away our liberty and diminishes our life and the lives of our children and grandchildren.

Okay, now you’ve hit on a hot button issue with me. It drives me crazy when the people that are supposed to be on the side of liberty and freedom knuckle under to the creeping Incrementalism from the Left.

Don’t they understand that all that propaganda about bipartisanship and compromise is meant to get them to compromise their principles?

29 posted on 12/21/2010 9:54:36 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 (One man with a gun can control 100 without one-Vladimir Lenin (The Statist view on guns))
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To: Voice of Reason88
As a Texan, McKinnon should know, as the saying goes, “there’s nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.”


30 posted on 12/21/2010 10:03:39 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin....The Thrilla from Wasilla)
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To: Voice of Reason88
This instead of the misleading label ‘Progressive’ they have applied to themselves. Not only implies that if you resist their agenda that you are against ‘Progress’ {whatever the heck that means} but the definition of the word is so vague it could mean almost anything.

The changes brought by Fascism and Communism to Western and Eastern Europe in the 20th century were not "progress". Yet it is the same "big government provides all solutions" mentality.

Our founding fathers sought to establish something different. And the red diaper doper babies hate to see it thriving while the other systems collapse.

Socialism is expansive. Might as well call them "incrementals" as you would "progressive" since that is how they accomplish their goals, "incrementally" (or progressively). But like all progressive systems, it's a ponzi scheme. The promises can not all be delivered and the payments for those entitlements keep going up and those drawing on the system keep raising in number as well.

31 posted on 12/21/2010 11:43:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise
The changes brought by Fascism and Communism to Western and Eastern Europe in the 20th century were not “progress”.

Exactly, they want to use words that disguise their true intentions and beliefs.

Many like using the word Oppressive instead of Progressive – besides being very similar it is also an honest description of the extreme Left.

As in Oppressive in control over people lives.

But I suppose once the ‘progress’ moniker wears out it’s welcome, they’ll move on to other misleading labels, who knows, they might try calling themselves the ‘Roses and Rainbows’ party, but nothing truthful.

32 posted on 12/21/2010 12:36:24 PM PST by Voice of Reason88 (One man with a gun can control 100 without one-Vladimir Lenin (The Statist view on guns))
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