Those nasty LIBERALS!
Among all the various derogatory words Republicans use to characterize their opposition, “Liberal” seems to be the favorite cuss word, and if they really wish to stress their depth of disgust, caps are used for emphasis.
So, I decided to look up the definition of “Liberal” and found this summary from several dictionaries:
“Generous, open-minded, not prejudiced, strict or rigorous, tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others, for general broadening of the mind, favoring individual liberty and political and social reform, regarding many traditional beliefs as dispensable and invalidated by modern thought or liable to change. Having, expressing or following social or political views or policies that favor non-revolutionary progress and reform, or policies that favor the freedom of individuals to act or express themselves in a manner of their own choosing”
No wonder liberalism scares the nightlight out of the Grand Old Party!