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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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1370yes, targeted drone strikes are war crimes ironic that those who want guns restrBroken_Clock1last Wednesday
1369Come on! It was targeted drone strikes... Most of the action was happening in AfLand Shark-last Wednesday
1368O didn't tolerate anything. The US was neck deep with the Saudis in Yemen. Broken_Clock-last Tuesday
1367trump expanded on it. The Saudi’s started it, O tolerated it.Land Shark-last Tuesday
1366OBomber started that Yemen war with the dirty SaudisBroken_Clock-last Tuesday
1365lol OKBroken_Clock-last Tuesday
1364 America is fueling the war in Yemen. Congress is finally pushing back. It’s a rLand Shark-last Tuesday
1363ACA was the only way O could get something to pass that would expand coverage toLand Shark-last Tuesday
1362actually not As for impact on the general public(middle class) Obama's bizaBroken_Clock-last Tuesday
1361How's that any different from from ANY of our last 8 presidents? That'sLand Shark-last Tuesday
1360he’s out to rape the system only to benefit himself, his billionaire buddies (suBroken_Clock-last Monday
1359Trumps ideology is nihilism... he’s out to rape the system only to benefit himseLand Shark-last Monday
1358[graphic]Broken_Clock-last Monday
1357 And the Democrats expect to beat Trump by supporting some of his agenda? That&#Rarebird-last Monday
1356Maybe He's a loose cannon ans 2020 is a looooong way awayBroken_Clock1March 9
1355Poots crash spoiler alert... [youtube video]Wharf Rat-March 9
1354I dislike both Hillary and Trump. I am getting ready for crash poots. Thanks to Real Man-March 9
1353I despise Donald Trump and everything he stands for. I even voted for a POS likeRarebird-March 9
1352Plenty of time to crash. More Trump would be sad, to me anyway.Real Man-March 9
1351I think Trump has pretty much iced (or is on his way to ) a landslide victory inRarebird-March 9
1350I meant OH, not OK.Rarebird-March 4
1349These steel and aluminum tariffs are purely political moves on Trump's part,Rarebird-March 4
1348In my company my agents get together in a room adjacent to my office. I can confBroken_Clock-12/14/2017
1347The only person who continues to express himself properly in regard to Trump is Rarebird-12/14/2017
1346And it's not just most men in red states either. It's progressives and IRarebird-12/14/2017
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