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  • Yes it does

    Most liberals describe themselves as democrat, due to the fact that they are willing to shed a little American blood to save face. On the other hand, all conservatives are republicans because put the American people they took an oath to protect in front of hurting people's feelings. Repblicans are much more sensible in every sense of the word, as they take the lives of the American people considerably more seriously, as they take action, and are proactive as opposed to reactive. Go Rubio

  • Yes it does

    Most liberals describe themselves as democrat, due to the fact that they are willing to shed a little American blood to save face. On the other hand, all conservatives are republicans because put the American people they took an oath to protect in front of hurting people's feelings. Repblicans are much more sensible in every sense of the word, as they take the lives of the American people considerably more seriously, as they take action, and are proactive as opposed to reactive. Go Rubio

  • In the American sense, yes

    In an American sense, yes liberal equals democrat. In an international sense, their profession would be mild social democracy and practice centre-right neoliberalism. The word liberal, like many other political terms, has a lot of propaganda surrounding it here in the States that is is hard for people to realize what these words actually mean.

  • Generally Democrats are considered liberal

    While it is not an absolute, Democrats are often labeled as liberal, just as Republicans are often described as conservative. However, someone does not have to be a liberal to be a Democrat. All Democrat policies are not necessarily liberal either. But the majority of people who describe themselves as liberals belong to the Democratic Party.

  • No, Absolutely Not

    "Liberal" is a term Conservative Republicans throw out as an insult to anyone who doesn't see the world exactly as they do. It's much more complicated than that. I actually support about 50% of both Republican and Democrat issues, depending on the plans set forth to incorporate them. I think most Americans are somewhere in the middle, to be honest. It's unfortunate the two parties hold basically a monopoly on all major political positions. The lack of term limits ensures this will always be the case.

  • I am more conservative than my "conservative" friends, but I am a Democrat.

    The Republican party has been fighting wars and cutting taxes (mostly on the richest Americans) for years. That doesn't sound financially conservative to me. If we are going to fight wars, we should pay for them. Democrats advocate for higher minimum wages. I think companies should have to pay the true cost of their employees. The taxpayer pays the high cost of the low wage employees. Higher taxes are necessary to pay for health benefits of those employees as well as food and housing assistance.
    What if low paying company X relied completely on a machine and didn't hire anyone? What if that company didn't wan to pay for machine repair or even to protect the machine from the elements? Should the taxpayer pay those costs for the employer? It's the same thing. Low wages are not a conservative value.

  • Because America doesn't understand the ideologies

    America or rather Americans don't even understand the ideologies that they label themselves with.

    The label Liberal, which was used to identify people who subscribe to the "Liberalism" school of thought has been abused and now used to label people who do not practice anything akin to the original "Liberalism" school of thought.

    People do not even understand "Liberalism" yet constantly abuse the "Liberals" tag just as how the "Conservatives" do not practice "Conservatism".

    In a nutshell, Americans need to learn how to use Google and attempt to read the works of the originators of the individual ideologies before they even start discussing or even speaking about them.

  • No not really.

    As a Conservative speaking, no. You have moderate democrats, you have democrats, you have liberal democrats, and you progressive liberals. Most of the people who I know personally, are moderates or average democrats. But more and more people tend to be getting more liberal, especially this generation. But that doesn't automatically mean you're a liberal.

  • It's a simple story.

    Most Democrats has always been conservative, especially in the 19th and 20th century. The label came to be after WWII when the LIBERAL Republicans didn't want to be compared to Soviet communists because they were the party of equality and reform, so they switched positions in order to maintain their position in Congress. There is also a chart categorizing modern voters by ideals, 40% conservative, 41% moderate, and 19% liberal, but more people voted Democrat, so there's that. Now, the Democratic Party has to appeal to anyone that the Republicans have not shunned in order to survive in Congress, including the one-issue, watered-down Marxists of today.

  • liberals are stronger on their opinions

    it is true that the democratic party has shared some of the same ideas as the liberals but this does not make them the same party. the liberal party is a lot more extreme than the democrats and should not be consider the same party for they have and always will disagree. its the same as the conservatives and the republicans.

  • Not these days

    The Democratic party is generally rather moderate in its policies. Some of its stances are liberal, but others are actually rather conservative. In addition, right wing talk radio has made "liberal" something of a dirty word so a lot of Democrats would rather not be called "liberal" even if they fit the definition.

  • Definitely not

    Only about fifteen to twenty percent of Americans call themselves liberal, but about half vote as democrats. Calling yourself liberal requires that you subscribe to this viewpoint on a list of issues - 80% do not see themselves fully aligned with liberal positions on a number of issues even if they do align with liberals on some. The largest group of people consider themselves neither liberal nor conservative.


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