I’ve never quite gotten my hands around the meaning of the term “progressive”, especially as opposed to “liberal”, in American politics. I know there are quite a few self-proclaimed progressives on this MB, so I’d like hear it form the horse’s mouth (so to speak).
And since she’s running around now claiming to be a progressive, I’m curious what actual progressives think about Hillary Clinton. Can she legitimately claim to be one? It’s hard for me to imagine that “progressives” would have voted for the Iraq AUMF, bombed Libya (and now Syria), taken buckets full of $$ from Wall Street firms (just off the top of my head). But as I noted above, I’m not so sure I have a good handle on what it means to be one, so I could wrong.
Putting it here because I’m more interested in reading what folks have to say rather than debating.
n.b.: Not wanting this to turn into a bash Hillary fest. I’m sure if she’s the Democratic nominee for president, most of us Americans on this MB will be voting for her. I almost certainly will, and I think she will be a perfectly adequate, although not great, president.