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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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1483Yes. I think it is. The only thing that keeps the air in the balloon is debt andmindmeld-Tuesday
1482Think about this scenario when the laws mandating IRS's were passed, sound Broken_Clock-Monday
1481I hadn't thought of that. I keep thinking that the sugar high from the last mindmeld-last Saturday
1480I would not underestimate the power of speculation. There is great demand for USRarebird-last Saturday
1479Nice to hear. Unfortunately, though, the DNC supports Trump's tariffs and hiRarebird-last Saturday
1478Rarebird, I sold all my stocks last week. I have a huge tax bill, thankfully offmindmeld-last Saturday
1477DNC votes unanimously to no longer accept money from fossil fuel companies It rWharf Rat-June 13
1476I tutored a few youngsters whose parents were in the top .1 of 1%. These people Rarebird-June 12
1475Self made entrepreneurs drive progress. You can’t remove their monetary insensitReal Man-June 12
1474When you are self-employed and run a good popular service, you play G-d with youRarebird-June 12
1473keep 'em happy and stoned them fleece them.... $28,166: What It Costs TBroken_Clock1June 11
1472 "I like to make as much money as the next guy, but not at the expense of oHorgad-June 11 keep the sheeple "happy"Broken_Clock-June 11
1470I like to make as much money as the next guy, but not at the expense of others. Rarebird-June 11
1469That same old right wing, BS repeated over and over like a religious mantra...*sHorgad1June 11
1468Do you know how to read you f*ckin asshol*? The thread header states no right wiRarebird1June 11
1467Of course they can't afford the basics. They waste the little money they habjzimmy-June 11
1466I have been conversing with the people who live in my apartment complex lately aRarebird-June 10
1465Just take look at what happened in some of the primaries... Heck NYC Dems scruBroken_Clock-June 10 Unbelievable!Rarebird-June 9
1463I have been reading lately that the top .1 of 1% own more than the bottom 90%. IRarebird-June 9
1462As far as recent polls are concerned, I see that Donald Trump is starting to impRarebird1June 8
1461Factor in the lack of universal healthcare and the US "take home" pay Horgad4May 29
1460This is a prime example of why the D Party used to stand for something positive Broken_Clock-May 29
1459I am looking at the distinct possibility of more tax cuts or hand outs to the toRarebird-May 28
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