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Lawrence O'Donnell's words spread on Facebook

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Every day, we at the Daily Dot find something that people on Facebook are sharing and in turn, share it with you—with a little explanation. Here's today's share. 

A picture created by a group called the Anti-Republican Crusaders is being shared rapidly on Facebook, defending the word “liberal” from its detractors. Though it was originally posted in December, it’s only now going viral on the site: over 8,500 times and counting. More than 2,000 of those have come in the past twelve hours.

The image is a picture of MSNBC political analyst Lawrence O’Donnell Jr., overlaid with text that lists notable accomplishments by liberal American politicians.

The quote apparently comes from a 2005 episode of the West Wing called “The Debate,” which was written by O’Donnell. In the show, it’s spoken by the character of Matt Santos in a live presidential debate. Santos, interestingly, was modeled after then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama.