I’ve stated on numerous occasions that with the modern political rhetoric terms from history have been redefined. To assist with deciphering the jargon of many political “pundits,” here are the definitions, not from a textbook, but as practiced for the two labels most often repeated in current political commentary.
While not the definitions you will find within historical tomes and the study of political science, these definitions reflect the prevalent attitudes of many who make usage of these labels in respective political analyses. Courtesy of LABLouisianaboy and for all the students taking United States history courses who sincerely ask the instructor whether events or peoples past would be “conservative” or “liberal” today. Fortunately most of these students reach the understanding that actions and inactions are better indicators upon which to base opinions than labels affixed by another.