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Offline Rapunzel

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I'm telling you....the country is ripe for the pickings.....all we need is Ronald Reagan.
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relatively conservative Liberal Party.

Here is where labels, simply taken at face value, can be very misleading.  In Australia (and in many other places other than the US) the term "liberal" is used in its original sense, as someone who believes the individual should generally be free from government meddling and interference - what most Americans now consider to be "conservative" principles.

The Australian Liberal Party is therefore not just "relatively conservative" and is very much in line with the Republican party of Ronald Reagan.

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Here is where labels, simply taken at face value, can be very misleading.  In Australia (and in many other places other than the US) the term "liberal" is used in its original sense, as someone who believes the individual should generally be free from government meddling and interference - what most Americans now consider to be "conservative" principles.

The Australian Liberal Party is therefore not just "relatively conservative" and is very much in line with the Republican party of Ronald Reagan.

Must work under the same precepts that water goes down the drain clockwise in Australia.  Everything is backa$$wards.   :laugh:
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Must work under the same precepts that water goes down the drain clockwise in Australia.  Everything is backa$$wards.   :laugh:

How so??

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Does anyone think, by any chance, Obama and the democrats  have been informed of this?  This is a lower priority than Benghazi so we must assume he doesn't know. :whistle:
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How so??

Sorry...didn't see your question.

I was referring to the term 'liberal' and 'conservative' having opposite-like definitions here in the States compared to Australia and some other nations around the world.   Different hemisphere....different magnetic field...like looking into a mirror where your left becomes 'your' right.
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Sorry...didn't see your question.

I was referring to the term 'liberal' and 'conservative' having opposite-like definitions here in the States compared to Australia and some other nations around the world.   Different hemisphere....different magnetic field...like looking into a mirror where your left becomes 'your' right.

Ahh.  Quite possibly, although the Alice-in-Wonderland version would be ours, not the Aussies'.  For some unknown, misbegotten reason, the leftists, socialists, and other assorted proto-fascists were able to co-opt the term "liberal" in this country and turn it into a complete and utter perversion of itself.


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