An all-purpose catchphrase denouncing any and all ideas, arguments, behaviours and/or organizations perceived as being "liberal
". Used primarily by ultra
-right wing reactionary wingnut
s (a small but unfortunately vocal segment of regular conservatism
) for whom the term has an almost satanic connotation. The general purpose is to portray all political ideologies not supportive of their own as subversive, deceptive and dishonest.
The term was made particularly popular by Conservapedia
, "the trustworthy encyclopedia", and its founder, Andrew Schlafly. Its overuse there has since weakened its effectiveness substantially, particularly anywhere on the internet
. Consequently, it is almost never taken seriously anymore by either side of the political spectrum. Often the term is used to mock or parody fundamentalist
s and paranoid political demonization of the opposition, although Poe's Law
may sometimes lead to confusion with actual ultra-conservative
s making making "serious" arguments.
"It's another liberal falsehood. I don't expect that falsehood to bother liberals, but it will matter to everyone else. It's going into the growing list of liberal deceit." - Andrew Schlafly