Progressives achieved some social change through semantic changes. Abortion and euthanasia became "women's reproductive rights" and "death with dignity." Abortion was legalized through the court system. Progressives claimed that our overconsumption is detrimental to the rest of the globe, so Americans need to change our "expectation of the good life."
How did Barack Obama, the most liberal Senator in 2007, ascend to the Presidency? Critchlow says the 2008 election was not a swing of voters to the left. It was the result of Obama's having worked within the system to win, plus the "swooning media" which never questioned his vague policy positions. As President, Obama seems "incapable of grasping the hard truths about the economy, government expenditures, or the political system." This provocative new book by Donald Critchlow is titled Takeover: How the Left's quest for Social Justice Corrupted Liberalism.
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