Lawrence O’Donnell on THE LAST WORD on MSNBC this evening utilized an episode of the old series, THE WEST WING, to defend liberalism and progressivism, demonstrating what all people of those persuasions know, but sometimes forget to use in defense against conservatives: that ALL major reforms in this country have come about due to those defined as on the political left!
Liberals and Progressives, (interchangeable names) brought about the following, whether Democrats or Republicans:
Anti Slavery Movement
Social Justice Reforms
Civil Rights Laws
Medicare and Medicaid
Women’s Rights Movement
Gay Rights Movement
Disability Rights Movement
Anti Vietnam War Movement
What can conservatives claim, except to help the rich get richer; help corporations monopolize; undermine labor; exploit and condemn the poor; support religious groups that wish to restrict human rights; work against consumer rights and environmental regulation; deny voting rights; support slavery and segregation of blacks; deny woman equality in all ways; exploit immigrants and deny them equality; deny the “safety net”; work against equal rights for gays and the disabled; and support military adventures overseas that enrich corporations.
Would any conservative wish to deny the above? If so, write and comment on this post!