Don’t call me liberal, please |

Don’t call me liberal, please

This is in response to Robert Cooper’s Sept. 11 letter, which refuted a previous letter by defending the President on several issues. First I must say that, if you want to oversimplify things, I am a “liberal.” But I don’t appreciate being called a “liberal,” because the way I see it, this word is just a trendy label and, when used by right-wing folks, it’s an insult. This is the wrong mentality to have when waxing political. We shouldn’t separate the entire nation into just the two groups of “liberals” and “conservatives;” to do so would be a ludicrous oversimplification. The fact is, many people are conservative in some ways and liberal in others, but only extremists are purely either. Finally, I would like to say that Mr. Cooper’s defense of the president in his letter does not consider all the evidence. He is subjective in his arguments, so that George W. Bush comes out as the hero in them all. Objectively speaking, the president is not as horrifying as the left-wing extremists would have you believe. He has done good during his presidency, but he is not faultless.

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