Flexible Progressive

Both voices of conservative and liberal media finally amused together by President Roh of falsely labeling himself as a ‘Flexible Progressive (Liberal).

(adj.) Moving forward; advancing; Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments; progressive change.
(n.) A person who actively favors or strives for progress toward better conditions, as in society or government.

President Roh Moo-hyun, whose policy was called into question by a liberal civic group, launches a counterattack from the podium, calling his critics “inflexible.” On the chalkboard behind him are written the progressive policies he thinks his government has carried out: an increase in the welfare budget, the regaining of wartime control over the South Korean military from the U.S., and the rooting out of cozy relations between politicians and
Korea’s major conglomerates.

But listeners do not agree with his assertions, sarcastically asking in the back of their mind, “Did he accept the
U.S. military’s ’strategic flexibility’ reorganization plan and abandon the investigation into corruption at Samsung because he is so ‘flexible?’ (English Hankyoreh)

(adj.) Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change;
Traditional or restrained in style; a conservative dark suit.
(n.) One favoring traditional views and values.

Watching President Roh Moo-hyun lash out at the Left saying, “Progressives must change now,” people cry. “He’s finally got it!” President Roh blasted the left in a letter on the Cheong Wa Dae after progressive academic Choi Jang-jip denounced him as a failed leader. ( English Chosun)

A soju cart owner, above, dreams that President Roh Moo-hyun is working for a strong economy and the people’s welfare. In reality, she is sad to see Mr. Roh defending himself and his administration as flexible liberals while attacking a prominent liberal scholar who said the Roh administration had failed as a “democratic government.” (JoongAng Daily)


One Response to “Flexible Progressive”

  1. "Packman" to "Mistaken identity" « I Dream Therefore I Am Says:

    […] “Packman” to “Mistaken identity” What? S Korea President Rho now saying it was his misunderstanding about Sohn that he is okay after all. Is he always make his speech or statement based on his ideology on so called “Flexible Progressive“?  […]

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