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This is a thread for those who represent the Left Wing of the Democratic Party. We believe in single payer universal health care. We believe in free public college tuition for students coming from families earning under 125K a year. In fact, this has just been passed in NYS. And we believe in a Dovish foreign policy where other nations and cultures are viewed as partners, not adversaries. "We have a dream", as Martin Luther King would say, and don't accept "the lesser of two evils" when it comes to choosing Presidential or Senate candidates because we know that "the lesser of two evils" is still an evil.
From our perspective, we are entering very dark times here with the victory of Donald Trump.
Thanks to the Clintons', the Democratic party has moved so far from the Left that it is at times indistinguishable from the Republican Conservative Party.
This thread is open to Left Wing Democrats and independents who would seriously consider voting for a candidate like Bernie Sanders and find some of Hillary Clinton's positions and the DNC out of touch and downright repulsive.
I am not looking for cynicism or an attitude of it can't be done. I want to discuss issues that are important to the Left Wing of the Democratic Party. And realistically speaking, what will it take to get a Left Wing candidate, such as Bernie Sanders, elected as President of the United States of America. Criticism is always welcome. But if you are going to come on here and put people down as a conservative or centrist Democrat, I'm going to show you the door with no warnings.
Social/political issues can be discussed here. This thread is a safe haven for those who feel deeply and have compassion for their fellow human being. We love diversity and champion it here.
We can also discuss how we lost this election to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and more importantly, what needs to be done, to win Congress back in 2018 and the Presidency in 2020.
This is a thread for those with a very liberal sensitivity.
If you are a proud liberal and believe in an eclectic mix of the best of capitalism and socialism, this thread is not only for you, but it's your thread and political/social home on SI.
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1266Would you go into a gay bar if you weren't gay unless you had some business Rarebirdlast Friday
1265That's true. But Bill Clinton cut the deficit by making massive cuts to miliRarebirdlast Friday
1264Even Carter, who has been much maligned for his weak military stance, has plentyHorgadlast Friday
1263Cheers and speaking of socialist rat-holes here is another one that you should aHorgadlast Friday
1262a Yugoslovian woman screamed at me and called him a killer who destroyed her coBroken_Clocklast Friday
1261Good grief, you people are lunatics! I’ll leave this link for any innocent-postJames Seagrovelast Friday
1260Please read the thread header.Rarebirdlast Friday
1259The problem with the Left in this country is that it has been primarily composedRarebirdlast Friday
1258If it makes you happy, help out anyone you like, just don’t make it a moral obliJames Seagrovelast Friday
1257And many of them are war hawks when the personal cost to them is zero. I took tBroken_Clocklast Friday
1256Now why am I sot surprised? apparently geography is NOT part of his IQ testBroken_Clocklast Friday
1255James I will take you off ignore do you can respond to this if you care to... thBehind Blue Eyeslast Thursday
1254I think the author misses the point of the antiwar movement in the Vietnam era. Rarebirdlast Thursday
1253 Not shocking Trump doesn't consider PR part of US.....they just work in hisMythManlast Thursday
1252pretty good comments regarding the current state of US politics and how we got hBroken_Clocklast Thursday
1251An Untitled Letter [graphic]James Seagrovelast Wednesday
1250I am far less concerned with those making the news than the blind followers ... Behind Blue Eyeslast Wednesday
1249People make the news. If the news is fake, it reveals a side of who they are: faRarebirdlast Wednesday
1248Yes there are a lot more fake Christians than there is FAKE NEWS ... BBE ... A Behind Blue Eyeslast Tuesday
1247[youtube video]Broken_Clocklast Tuesday
1246We are ruled largely by, and for, money now. Incredibly anti-Christian, yet pusbenwoodlast Tuesday
1245I do agree with Senator Corker that Trump deals with the Presidency as if it is RarebirdOctober 9
1244It looks to me like the USA is just behind Spain. Must be a major crackdown domBroken_ClockOctober 9
1243History is "fake news" to Donald Trump. All he cares about his imposinRarebirdOctober 9
1242Lots of whining and crying on SI from the Democratic faithful in regard to TrumpRarebirdOctober 9
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