It's become a 'dirty word' because of the way millions of so called liberals all over the world have behaved post 08/11/2016.
If these are accepted definitions of liberal, what are all the anti-Trump 'protesters' then?
Because they're anything but willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from their own, or be open to new ideas, favorable or respectful of individual rights or freedoms, favoring individual liberty and any political and social reform (AKA Make America Great again, Drain The Swamp)...
You just need to look at all their posts, you tube video's, opinion pieces in the media, and numerous conspiracy theories about the free and fair USA election results were somehow 'rigged' because it didn't go the way they wanted.
The West Wing: How most people believe the US president and US political hierarchy work for the good of 'all'.
House Of Cards: How the US president and hierarchy really rule the world.
Isn't it time this 'discussion' was locked?
Good or bad, Trump won, this is the reality the world has to live with for the next 4-8 years.
Not All Men.
Rubbish - you're choosing to see what you want to see.
There's plenty of reasoned, rational criticism of Trump, which is not based on "how the election was won" but what he's said, what he's said he'll do, and the impact of that on global trade, treaties, and diplomatic agreements between nations.
I'm not disputing that Trump won the election under the rules, fair and square. I'd also not disagree that a "shake-up" in US politics was long overdue.
But electing a liar, misogynist, racist, populist pig like Trump, was falling for a false prophet.