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[–]radicalcentristNational Centrism 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't think it's redefinition. It's just simple ignorance that works well at shutting down discussion.

It's no different to calling Liberals "Communist" because they raise taxes.

Mainstream politics has never been about who is the most intelligent or truthful. If it was, the world as whole would not be chaotic.

[–]Fonched 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I would want to balance out what conservatives truly believe, have done, and what does their support base think on certain issues. I think most leftists ignore anything these politicians/groups do to make them seem progressive, such as on Israel (if they do, they say cons only back it because of Evangelical faith).