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goobster  ·  890 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Understanding the HIllary Gap

But... well... if the party is actually "liberal", that means their beliefs and platforms should be changing, according to public desire, new data, experience, and new goals.

Being ossified and intransigent is not "liberal".

So, arguably, the Canadian liberal party is doing it right, by being flexible.




coffeesp00ns  ·  890 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree - However changing your platform even in subtle ways can be bad for a political party because you get spun into being someone who "Waffles".

goobster  ·  890 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Only because conservatives have done just a brilliant job of rebranding "making a different choice based on changing factors and/or data" into "waffling".

And we let them do that.