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2.
Those who have hijacked the meaning of conservatism and screwed up the Republican brand, like most GOP primary voters these days. That base: "an excitable, overlapping assortment of Fox News friends, Limbaugh dittoheads, Tea Party animals, war whoopers, nativists, Christianist fundamentalists, à la carte Catholics (anti-abortion, yes; anti-torture, no), anti-Rooseveltians (Franklin and Theodore), global-warming denialists, post-Confederate white Southrons, creationists, birthers, market idolaters, Europe demonizers, and gun fetishists."
If you are Liberal or Progressive, don't forget to spring ahead 1 hour tonight. If you are Regressive, forget it. You folks have fallen so far behind that 1 hour won't make much difference.
by Dhanarose March 10, 2012
 
1.
Opposite of progressive. One who is opposed to women's rights, minority rights, universal civil rights, religious freedom, freedom of dissent, universal equality, and cares little to nothing for his fellow man.

In favor of widening the economic divide and eventual elimination of the middle class. In sum, one who believes society ought undo all progress made since 1920 and go back to the 19th century.

Currently in control of the federal government.
Much as Wal-Mart "rolls back" prices, regressives "roll back" freedoms.
by PK November 12, 2004
 
3.
A person who don't believe progress means granting rights to dangerous minorities. A decent person.
Commie:God is regressive.
by rfdyt April 25, 2009
 
4.
Liberal who believes s/he is a progressive, however their ideas are backward, lacking enlightenment. Regressive's believe their ideas are forward thinking and evolutionary however the ideology lacks moral guidance, invoke divisiveness, and is plagued with narrow mindedness. The existence an alternate ideology is unacceptable to a regressive.
Lacking the mental capacity to accept freedom of religion, his regressive ideology finds acceptance of a religious freedom for an employer unacceptable.
by Kimmelweck August 11, 2014