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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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1533I knew when Trump got elected, it would be a rough and barbaric Presidency, but Rarebird2Tuesday
1532As expected, trade deals are being enacted as the US approaches midterm electionRarebird-August 30
1531Both parties have a habit of "eating their own" when confronted with iBroken_Clock-August 19
1530The Democratic Party never got the wake up call when Trump got elected. And theyRarebird-August 18
1529The mainstream left seems to have completely abandoned any pretense of being antBroken_Clock-August 18
1528Kudos to NYU: marketwatch.comRarebird1August 16
1527Oh yeah a Socialist winning is great news!golfer72-August 7
1526Yeah, Will is to the right of Stump/Penis But he's found a the D Broken_Clock-July 30
1525And he doesn't like Trump/Pence? Holy shit!MythMan-July 29
1524George Will is a murderous nazi psychopath.Broken_Clock2July 29
1523George Will is a moderate conservative or logical killer whereas Trump is an emoRarebird-July 29
1522I missed this one.. washingtonpost.comMythMan-July 29
1521truthdig.comBroken_Clock1July 23
1520I agree is insane that a country with the wealth the US has doMannie-July 21
1519Ultimately, I judge a politician by whether he/she supports single payer universRarebird2July 21
1518Too late? What with 98% bi-partisan support for a renewed cold war, it's harBroken_Clock-July 17
1517We have a VN friend here that works for a VN woman that runs a hair salon. He isBroken_Clock-July 17
1516Thank you,,,we're doing our best. After all that has happened there, VietnaMannie-July 17
1515alas, another US war of aggression based on lies.... Glad to see you're parBroken_Clock-July 17
1514thank you, we are headed back to Vietnam in November. )Mannie-July 17
1513awesome Mannie, just awesomeBroken_Clock-July 17
1512<i>Rarebird is spot on. This isn't about the Ugly American, it's Mannie2July 17
1511Farm commodities drop and Wall st. buys up another 10,000,000 acres of family faBroken_Clock-July 17
1510I was referring to his mistreatment of NATO allies... I think China will start Mannie-July 17
1509"Mistreatment"? Trump is a pure capitalist President who wants to incrRarebird-July 17
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