The term is "liberal Democrat"
On my way home from work today, a substitute anchor on a liberal radio show was describing liberalism by some ludicrous, contrived term along the lines of "progressive individual-liberty promoters".
The term is "liberal", folks. Remember us? We're the ones that took the ruins of a country that unrestrained plutocracy had run into the ground and forged a superpower. We destroyed fascism and pinned communism down for forty years. We ended segregation. In California, we built the aquaduct, the universities, and the freeways.
Yes, we got complacent after too long in power. Yes, our wingnuts started trying to enforce ludicrous speech codes on campuses and were absurdly forgiving of left-wing dictatorships. For all that, I'll be damned before I abandon the proud term "liberalism" because the same nitwits that wrecked the country in the twenties have decided that it'd be fun to spit "Liberal" as though it were an insult.
So don't call me something nuts like "self-libertizing progressive." I'm a liberal Democrat.