Fire-Breathing Liberal

Posted by | June 22, 2008 08:28 | Filed under: Top Stories

That’s the title of the great new book by Florida Congressman Robert Wexler, who will be appearing on both my shows this coming week.

The book contains the wonderful statement JFK made upon receiving the New York Liberal Party endrosement in 1960:

What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label “Liberal?” If by “Liberal” they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer’s dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of “Liberal.” But if by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”

 And, while we’re on the subject of books, I’m proud to say that my wife will have her second book out this fall, Defiant Dads, which looks at America’s fathers’ rights movement from both sides.

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

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