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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:08 PM

 

Are Democratic Socialists Democrats?

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My experience with Democratic Socialists is that many are not positive or supportive of the Democratic Party and many of its candidates.

So I'm wondering: Are Democratic Socialists Democrats at all?


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Reply Are Democratic Socialists Democrats? (Original post)
Vidal Jun 2019 OP
Lunabell Jun 2019 #1
democrank Jun 2019 #2
JonLP24 Jun 2019 #3
shanny Jun 2019 #4
dchill Jun 2019 #5
TwilightZone Jun 2019 #6
Hortensis Jun 2019 #7
procon Jun 2019 #8
JudyM Jun 2019 #12
safeinOhio Jun 2019 #9
flotsam Jun 2019 #10
JudyM Jun 2019 #13
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #11
pnwmom Jun 2019 #14
hfojvt Jun 2019 #15
JudyM Jun 2019 #16
Omaha Steve Jun 2019 #17

Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:09 PM

1. Yes

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:12 PM

2. Yes

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:14 PM

3. Before they were even popular their official website

Said they were realistic and they typically support the most progressive within the Democratic Party. They are not like the Greens.

The Party would be smart to embrace both wings not just centrists and that includes progressives of all stripes.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:19 PM

4. Yes.

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:21 PM

5. I sure hope so.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:23 PM

6. Some, not all. Party ID is self-chosen, so those who've chosen to register...

or self-identify as Democrats are. Those who haven't aren't.

There's certainly some overlap, but the two groups are not mutually inclusive.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:26 PM

7. :) Wish I had a punch line to offer for that beginning.

If they're registered as Democrats they are, but nothing to do with democratic socialism.

This ideology has nothing to do with our Democratic Party, per se, any more than it does with the Democratic Republic of the Congo or the now-defunct Party of Democratic Socialism in Germany.

There is a private group called Democratic Socialists of America, but it's not a political party.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:46 PM

8. Is there a one size fits all definition?

I haven't found that to be true. That said, I do understand at some core level, that when most progressives talk about sweeping changes that sound a lot like socialism, they are speaking in broad concepts that focus on uplifting and improving the lives, equality and opportunities available to the little guy.

These "socialist" folks envision a government that is uncorrupted by corporate bribery and wealthy perks, a government that works FOR the common man first and foremost, as we were promised at the founding.

I don't judge that to be a bad thing, or an alien concept that would be counter to the rights and obligations provided under our Constitution.

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Response to procon (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:52 PM

12. ... nor counter to the values of the Democratic Party.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 07:13 PM

9. I don't know but,

Publicans say all Democrats are Socialist/Commies.

So, I'm going to say they are Democrats.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 09:08 PM

10. Jeepers-I don't know

Do some people join this board just to sow division?

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Response to flotsam (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:56 PM

13. Clearly.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 09:10 PM

11. Most are, yes.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:56 PM

14. If they register as Democrats, then they are. But they are not an official subset of the party.nt

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:03 PM

15. are DINOs Democrats?

If a DS is critical of a corporate Dem, which one is the real Democrat?

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:46 PM

16. Thread winner.


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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 01:10 AM

17. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

It has been decided this belongs in Democratic Primaries. Please repost this there.

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