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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:21 AM

Can politicians and pundits at least get a thesaurus or is wanting that going to be "socialism" too?

I think we all get it; not wanting to get shot in school is "socialism", valuing human lives over profit margins or confederate statues is "socialism", caring about the environment is "socialism", not seeing billionaires as man-angel hybrids is "socialism", getting vaccinated is "socialism", and having the toilet paper over the roll instead of under is definitely "socialism"...

But are there other words they can use for things they don't like?

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Reply Can politicians and pundits at least get a thesaurus or is wanting that going to be "socialism" too? (Original post)
ck4829 Mar 2019 OP
JHB Mar 2019 #1
manor321 Mar 2019 #2
ck4829 Mar 2019 #3
riverine Mar 2019 #5
ms liberty Mar 2019 #4

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:27 AM

1. Republicans call everything they don't like 'socialism'

Repeat that the way they've repeated "liberal media bias" for decades.

Don't dance around it, don't squabble over definitions, don't expect them to do better out of decency.

Punch straight at the talking point. Repeat it so often that whenever a Republican says it the mental image they evoke is a horse lifting its tail and the horsedump dropping out.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:30 AM

2. Or maybe some "Democrats" could stop calling themselves socialists?

 

That would help, since Democrats aren't socialists.

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Response to manor321 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:33 AM

3. So... wanting that thesaurus *is* going to be socialism?

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Response to manor321 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:02 PM

5. Bingo! Of course Bernie is excused since

 

he disassociates himself from Democrats whenever he can.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:56 AM

4. Warren Beatty on this subject in 1998...say that dirty word...

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