When Bosco (or any US Citizen on these boards) uses the term "Leftist," do you understand what he means? Are you confused as to who he is referring to? IF so, then the word fits just fine, as it's conveying the ideas Bosco (or another) wants it to. If not, then you might want to consider it's usage, the theme of the posts in which it is used, etc.
'Leftist' is their way of dismissing anyone who doesn't fall in line with GOP policies (and whatever Trump says).
It demonstrates a deep ignorance of how varied the political spectrum really is and is the reason we can't have complex discussions.
The problem isn't that we don't understand what they mean... the problem, as always, is that they are intellectual midgets.
If meaning is being conveyed, how can you not have a complex discussion? You might not like how someone speaks/writes, but in the end, if someone is able to get their point across, isn't that all that's really necessary for discussion?
If someone is really an "intellectual midget," why would you even enter into a discussion with that person in the first place?
Because meanings aren't being conveyed.
The moment some RWNJ like Bosco recognizes that you are left of Trump, suddenly you support the US becoming a Stalinist dictatorship.
Intolerance of racism is support for the Orwellian thought police and support for white genocide.
Anything that hints at feminism is automatically a tyrannical subjugation of men.
Support for stricter gun regulations is support for a full-blown gun ban where the government sends agents to your house and pries the guns from your hands.
Criticizing Trump as a human being isn't about Trump being flawed, it's about wanting Hillary to win, wanting to invalidate the 2016 election results and undermine democracy.
They cannot make subtle distinctions between moderate, more radical, extreme and absurdly cartoonish positions.
When a comment should be taken at face value, they refuse to do so.
This is because they are uncomfortable responding to arguments that they cannot easily win by parroting whatever their news sources tell them to think.
We don't actually have discussions here, because Bosco and co. are incapable of being honest with themselves or others.
It is futile and they are dumb... really, the only reason anyone with a brain would come here is to feel superior, feel depressed about American society, and marvel at just how dumb some people can get.
I know that's not exactly admirable, but when you don't have much else going on, it passes the time.