Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Call a liberal a liberal and he reacts as though you just spit in his face.
On the other hand, call Kevin Fischer a conservative.
Yeh, I’m a conservative.
Anything else you have to say?
But for liberals….. the “L” word is akin to profanity.
This past weekend on Channel 10’s InterCHANGE, I stopped counting at about four the times hyper-liberal Joel McNally used the word, “progressive” instead of………you know………that “L” word.
Who was Joel trying to kid? The word is out. Progressive is code for "liberal."
If you’re a liberal, why are you so ashamed? If you believe in a liberal ideology, why not stand tall and be proud of your “the government and lots and lots of taxes are the solution to everything” philosophy?
Take Barack Obama, for example.
When you’re #1 in your field, isn’t that something to strive for? Shouldn’t you be filled with great pride and accomplishment when you’re #1?
The National Journal just rated all the U.S. Senators and Obama was ranked the most liberal member of the Senate, Numero Uno.
But as far as the Obama camp was concerned…..
DON’T TELL ANYBODY!!!!!!!
Columnist Diana West reminds us that the National Journal ratings aren’t exactly front page news:
Just take a look at Obama's endorsements from MoveOn.Org, Ted Kennedy and more than 80 lawyers representing detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Or his positions on illegal aliens, raising taxes on "the wealthy" or talking Muslim world leaders into taking our side in the "war on terror" (despite the fact that some of them are busy abetting or even waging that same war against us).
Such a record sounds downright McGovernesque. But don't mention that out loud. After all, Barack Obama is a presidential candidate who likes to say, "There's not a liberal America and a conservative America -- there is the United States of America." What if it got out that there is also a very liberal Barack Obama?But notice the difference between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to political labels. Republicans struggle over who will wear the "conservative" mantle, while Democrats strike a "Who, me?" pose when it comes to carrying the "liberal" flag. The National Journal put it this way: both Democratic presidential contenders "have emphasized their liberal policy positions. But neither has embraced the liberal label the way Republican presidential candidates have proudly stamped themselves conservatives."
Then there’s the liberal who claims that he’s not a liberal but a “moderate.”
That’s even worse than being a liberal.
A liberal is consistent.
A moderate is unpredictable, sitting squarely on that fence, who doesn’t know just what he thinks.
He might be opposed to this tax increase…..but supportive of another tax increase.
He might be tough on some criminals but soft on others.
You just never know.
Then there’s the moderate who claims to be a conservative.
He poses in conservative clothes just to get elected, just to get inside the tent.
Once there, he disrupts, causing all sorts of trouble that unravels any unity.
That would be John McCain.
But think about it.
Let’s go the scorecard.
1) Liberals who don’t like being called liberals.
2) Liberals who prefer being called moderates.
3) Moderates (and even some liberals) who claim to be conservative.
Liberals are O for 3……
Nobody wants to be called a liberal.
And can you blame them?
It is pretty embarrassing.