Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Obama: I am a progressive

"Look, let me talk about the broader issue, this whole notion that I am shifting to the center," he told a crowd gathered at a town hall-style meeting in this Atlanta suburb. "The people who say this apparently haven't been listening to me."

"I am someone who is no doubt progressive," he said, adding that he believed in universal health care and that government had a strong role to play in overseeing financial institutions and cracking down on abuses in bankruptcies and the like.

Alright. So when you hear of progressives, do you find yourself talking about mid-19th century german philosophers? Early-mid 20th century dictators? Or do you talk about the late 19th/early 20th century progressives? Sure, there are plenty enough parallels between all forms of centralized planning to have lengthy and heated debates

While there's little doubt that progressivism has changed a bit, dare I say "evolved" over the last century, this is still important to recall.

Hillary Clinton also said this. Here is the video of it.(naturally, different words)

There are currently 80+ declared members of congress, who are progressives.

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