I think it has successfully been bastardized and is mostly just a buzzword used by baby boomers and democrat politicians when trying to gloss over their lies. At best the term means a person who really isn’t all that bothered by the long list of things that keep conservatives up at night clinging to their guns and bibles. I’m not saying the left is wrong. I lean left. I’m saying the term liberal has been depleted of all its positive weight and meaning, and if democrat policies are any indicator of what a liberal is on just about everything except for a few social issues I am certainly not a liberal.