I was introduced to a man last week who had just been fired from his job. It was a fairly good paying job and one that he had held for some period of time. In our five-minute conversation in a small group, he announced on 6 or 7 times that he was a “progressive” Democrat. I really do not care about his politics and certainly did not mention mine (anarchist) but I thought it was offensive.
I am not sure even what a progressive Democrat is. I think it means big government, more taxes, massive deficits, entitlement oriented spending and generally intolerant of anyone who has a different opinion. He seemed like a decent chap, other than this label obsession, and I wish him well in joining the ranks of the other millions of unemployed and under employed Americans. Maybe that is progress.
Oh, by the way, his progressive national leader barely mentioned the economy in his Inauguration. Guess that issue does not matter anymore, except maybe now to this fellow.