Even linguistically speaking, conservatives suck

Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2005 | Posted by Jaba |

I got the following from farleft.blogspot.com (great site, check it out).

Definition of "liberal" and "conservative"

liberal (good)


1: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions" [syn: broad, tolerant]

2: having political or social views favoring reform and progress

3: tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition [ant: conservative]
4: given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather" [syn: big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, openhanded]


1: a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties [syn: progressive] [ant: conservative]

2: a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

conservative (bad)


1: resistant to change [ant: liberal]

2: opposed to liberal reforms

3: avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate" [syn: cautious]

4: unimaginatively conventional; "a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-gray world of business"- Newsweek [syn: button-down, buttoned-down]

5: conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality" [syn: bourgeois, materialistic]


1: a person who has conservative ideas or opinions [syn: conservativist] [ant: liberal]