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Mon Oct 16, 2017, 06:05 PM

What Does the Democratic Party Stand For?

I caught the tail end of a MSNBC round-robin discussion of a group of 'concerned' Democrats, who were calling for unity, solutions to ongoing problems, working together, while claiming they did not to know what the Democratic Party stood for?

Really?

Just off the top of my head:

The Democratic Party stands for protecting the rights and security of women, minorities and immigrants, those who too frequently are demeaned and dismissed. They also stand for protecting the rights and security of everyone else as in voting rights--expanding the franchise, not compressing it.

The Democratic Party stands for a strong national defense, one based on diplomacy and mutual respect, while supporting nuclear non-proliferation policies.

The Democratic Party stands for healthcare for the American public, the right to healthcare, not a privilege.

The Democratic Party stands for a vigorous defense and support system to fund Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, the Democratic Party stands for offering assistance to children of the poor through healthcare insurance, food vouchers for school lunch programs and nutritional assistance for poor women and infants. They support benefits for the disabled.

The Democratic Party stands for clean air and water, a pollutant-diminished environment for the sake of the health and general welfare of our people.

The Democratic Party stands for solutions and ideas to mitigate the effects of Climate Change without invoking God or Fate of wishful thinking.

The Democratic Party stands for the education of our children, a quality, well-resourced public education, a system not based on zip codes.

The Democratic Party stands for workers' rights, rather than the Robber Baron philosophies.

The Democratic Party stands for retooling workers for the 21st Century, rather than lying to them, pretending the 'good ole days' of King Coal (or any other waning industry) are coming back or that ravaging the place you live--polluting streams and creeks, destroying the natural habitat of wildlife and fauna in the name of profit-making--is anything less than counterproductive and short-sighted.

The Democratic Party stands for sensible regulation be it guns or the financial sector.

The Democratic Party stands for a fair tax system, not an excuse for the rich and famous to shovel more money into their bank accounts.

The Democratic Party stands for the American people, the American Constitution and the protection and furtherance of our democratic Republic.

What else is there?

If a self-proclaimed Democrat doesnít know this already, I donít know what to tell them, beyond they havenít been paying attention. Or perhaps theyíre not really Democrats.

Whatever.

I would suggest these people reread the 2016 Democratic Platform, the most progressive platform in decades. If you canít find the Democratic Party in that document or in the things Iíve listed above then youíre willfully blind and/or working off another agenda.

Iíve had it with the naysayers and whiners. Our eye needs to be fastened on the only thing that counts: 2018 elections.

The countryís safety depends on it.


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Eliot Rosewater Oct 2017 #1
thegoose Oct 2017 #2
peggysue2 Oct 2017 #4
elehhhhna Oct 2017 #3
peggysue2 Oct 2017 #5
InAbLuEsTaTe Oct 2017 #6
dawg Oct 2017 #7
peggysue2 Oct 2017 #9
chowder66 Oct 2017 #8

Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 06:06 PM

1. I know, most Democrats do...now some folks who arent, they are always asking this

question, weird that.

Thanks for pointing this out.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 06:21 PM

2. Absolutely. MSM acts as if the Democratic party is in complete disarray

 

No, it's the Pukes. They're a flipping mess and they're unifying behind a deplorable piece of shit as a last chance to hang on.

We have Maxine Waters and Al Franken speaking out, but others need to be stronger with their voices. Don't be afraid! The Puke Party, held by the filthy orange BLOTUS, is Nazi Germany all over again. Dump can wrap his giant orange ass in the flag and shit all over it, while the Puke Party says, "How brave and strong, master!"

Keep talking, Maxine, Al and Howard. Get louder!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 06:35 PM

4. Thanks back, Elliot.

I heard that MSNBC discussion this afternoon and thought my head would pop off.

Unreal.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 06:22 PM

3. If only the Democratic Party had a platform or something that these poor media

 

news readers could find on the Internet. Lol

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 06:36 PM

5. LOL!

Exactly.

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 06:45 PM

6. Forget readin the party platform online;we needa progressive agenda thats written on people's hearts

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 06:53 PM

7. Equal rights, health care for all, & Social Security.

There's lots more, but that's the Cliffs Notes version.

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Response to dawg (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 08:46 PM

9. Yes, yes & yes!

But then, complainers got to complain. And if I hear one more person write: well, the two parties are just the same . . . "

I may get violent, LOL.

Take my list and the 2016 Democratic Platform, scratch everything out, and you have the Republican Party's version of governance.

"But, but they're both the same" is a quick soundbite that is absolutely, positively false.

If we want to make the Democratic Party better, I'm all for it. But we have to get our shit together and win massively in 2018. The madness of King Badhair must be stopped.

(end of rant)

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 08:29 PM

8. Wow. They could have just googled

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