Here's my memo to Democrats. It's pretty simple:
Stop apologizing. Stop giving in. Stop pandering. Stop biting your tongue. Stop trying to be something you're not. Stop being afraid. Stop being ashamed. Stop being a victim.
Stop it stop it stop it.
Fight back. Stand up for what you believe in. Speak out, clearly and simply. Take back the word "liberal" - right now. Step up.
There's a lot more, but you get the point. The more we act like we don't know or stand behind what we believe in, the more we lose. Americans value confidence and belief much more than they care what those specific beliefs are. The whole point of being a progressive is fighting for what you believe. Let's start fighting.