A view from my side.
Here in Alabama, being called a “liberal” is probably not quite as bad as being indicted for murder, but close. Case in point:
We just completed our 2010 Primary Season. A group calling itself the “Conservative Coalition of Alabama” ran some ads against one of the Republican candidates in the run off election, branding him a “liberal.” Among his crimes: he supports the teaching of evolution in schools and he says that the Bible is only partly true.
Really…you can’t make this stuff up.