Media Mutters Against America (aka George Soros and friends) has declared Elana Kagan a member of the Collective. What's more, they are fighting for her tooth and nail, which tells us all we need to know.
Media Mutters fiercely defends Kagan from charges she's a "socialist"...while declaring her a liberal, progressive, and democrat "in the main-stream". This is a distinction without a difference, especially coming from this crowd.
My taxonomy of the collective is Nockian; they are all substantially parts of a whole. They love big, central, totalitarian government, and hate individual rights and the Constitution. Beyond that, interesting as it may be, I don't really need to spend too much time on defining frog fur distinctions between particular flavors of crap. It's all crap.
It is an article of faith with the collective...socialists, communists, progressives, fascists, whatever...that lying about who they are and what they intend is perfectly acceptable. Hence, we have Obama pretending he is not a collectivist, saying he's all about markets and capitalism, when anyone with a working brain cell knows that is a lie. We can't call him a socialist, fascist (which is what his economic policies most closely resemble), or Marxist, but he can be one, rule like one, think like one.
So, when George Soros' myrmidons say she isn't blue but azure, I take them at their word. Kagan is a member in good standing with the Collective...socialist, communist, progressive...all of the same rotten cloth.