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Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:10 PM

You may be a Democratic Socialist

Are you in favor of police and fire departments paid by our tax dollars?....You may be a Democratic Socialist
Do you think we should keep public schools?....You may be a Democratic Socialist
Do you use roads and highways that don't require tolls?....You may be a Democratic Socialist
Are you in favor of paying less than a dollar to deliver an envelope across the country?...You may be a Democratic Socialist
Do you think we should preserve Social Security and Medicare?....You may be a Democratic Socialist
Are libraries, public parks, and museums a good thing?....You may be a Democratic Socialist
Do you enjoy the benefits of having safe food and drinking water?....You may be a Democratic Socialist
Do you use public transportation?....You may be a Democratic Socialist
Have you benefitted from Pell grants or subsidized student loans?.....You may be a Democratic Socialist
Do you think we should keep paying for courts and judges and jails?....You may be a Democratic Socialist
Are you in favor of paying taxes to fund our military defense?.....You may be a Democratic Socialist

It's OK. It's not a bad thing. Say it: "I'm a Democratic Socialist"

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Reply You may be a Democratic Socialist (Original post)
Z_California Jan 2016 OP
peacebird Jan 2016 #1
Uncle Joe Jan 2016 #2
wendylaroux Jan 2016 #3
merbex Jan 2016 #4
guillaumeb Jan 2016 #5
rhett o rick Jan 2016 #6
RKP5637 Jan 2016 #7
bvar22 Jan 2016 #8
nc4bo Jan 2016 #9
Z_California Jan 2016 #24
malokvale77 Jan 2016 #10
Paka Jan 2016 #14
zentrum Jan 2016 #11
azmom Jan 2016 #12
KansDem Jan 2016 #13
John Poet Jan 2016 #15
Enthusiast Jan 2016 #16
rurallib Jan 2016 #17
liberal_at_heart Jan 2016 #18
Autumn Jan 2016 #19
DamnYankeeInHouston Jan 2016 #20
RiverLover Jan 2016 #21
wilsonbooks Jan 2016 #22
SammyWinstonJack Jan 2016 #23
morgiedev Jan 2016 #25
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2016 #32
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2016 #26
navarth Jan 2016 #47
Kip Humphrey Jan 2016 #27
WillyT Jan 2016 #28
RoccoR5955 Jan 2016 #29
hobbit709 Jan 2016 #30
forest444 Jan 2016 #31
brooklynite Jan 2016 #33
Jokerman Jan 2016 #36
brooklynite Jan 2016 #37
navarth Jan 2016 #49
Jokerman Jan 2016 #53
karynnj Jan 2016 #41
Myrina Jan 2016 #34
PCPrincess Jan 2016 #35
elias49 Jan 2016 #38
tecelote Jan 2016 #39
Indepatriot Jan 2016 #40
TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #42
pangaia Jan 2016 #43
hopemountain Jan 2016 #44
NorthCarolina Jan 2016 #45
Festivito Jan 2016 #46
Romulox Jan 2016 #48
stage left Jan 2016 #50
tularetom Jan 2016 #51
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2016 #52
lsewpershad Jan 2016 #54

Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:12 PM

1. I'm a Democratic Socialist!

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:16 PM

2. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Z_California.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:17 PM

3. Oh I most certainly am a Democratic Socialist!!!!!

I care about people,can you believe that shit?????

Can you believe some people don't??

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:18 PM

4. Exactly - not a scary word at all n/t

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:19 PM

5. And there are more questions:

Are you in favor of keeping the number 1 ranked, publicly owned US Postal Service?...you may be a Democratic Socialist.
Are you in favor of the VA Healthcare System, a single payer, government owned system?...you may be a democratic Socialist
Do you agree that the government should have broight electricity to the South and the West?...you may be a Democratic Socialist


And there is so much more that people take for granted because it has always been there.

Are you in favor of publicly owned and regulated and maintained airports?

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:24 PM

6. I confess, I am a Democratic Socialist and not a UnDemocratic Capitalist.

 

I think Sen Sanders is a Democratic Socialist and H.Clinton is a UnDemocratic Capitalist.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:28 PM

7. Yes! n/t

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:39 PM

8. Thank You...DURec.

Do you think the Corp of Engineers work protecting us from floods is a good idea?
You may be a Democratic Socialist.

Are you glad that the Board of Health checks restaurant kitchens for rats and spoiled food?
You may be a Democratic Socialist.

Are you glad that rural areas have access to electricity?
You may be a Democratic Socialist.

Are you glad someone is checking your drinking water for purity? (*void in Flint Michigan)
You may be a Democratic Socialist.

Are you relieved that the FAA maintains radar and air traffic control preventing collisions?
You may be a Democratic Socialist.




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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:45 PM

9. May I share this? Of course credit will be given to your DU handle. nt

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:09 PM

24. Spread it far and wide!

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 08:56 PM

10. I'm a proud Democratic Socialist.

Even worse, I'm a bleeding heart liberal, not a cold hearted pragmatist.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 09:24 PM

14. Another bleeding heart liberal checking in.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 09:03 PM

11. I'm a Democratic Socialist.

No doubt about it.

And I love the gorgeous buildings that were built under FDR in the 30's and 40's under the WPA—giving jobs to starving artists and writers and leaving us with these great structures in our public buildings and parks.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 09:08 PM

12. I'm a democratic socialist. Nt

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 09:16 PM

13. I'm a Democratic Socialist

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 09:30 PM

15. If you're against all that....

 

you may be a Republican!

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 09:39 PM

16. Kicked and recommended!

"I'm a Democratic Socialist."

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 09:50 PM

17. marking to return to

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 09:52 PM

18. I'm a Democratic Socialist.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 09:54 PM

19. "I'm a Democratic Socialist"

"I'm a Democratic Socialist"

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:01 PM

20. I am a Democratic Socialist, but not a very social Democrat.

There's a Gilbert and Sullivan song in there somewhere.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:01 PM

21. I AM a Democratic Socialist.

I am.

Thanks for the reminder Z California!

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:02 PM

22. I have always been proud to be a Democrat

and a Democratic Socialist.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:06 PM

23. I'm a Democratic Socialist!

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:23 PM

25. I'm a Democratic Socialist!

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Response to morgiedev (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 07:21 AM

32. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:27 PM

26. "I'M a Democratic Socialist!"

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 06:05 PM

47. Ha!

Now that is clever.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:35 PM

27. I'm a radical hitching a ride wherever mankind might evolve to living

sustainably, in harmony with our surroundings and peacefully with our neighbors.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:53 PM

28. "I'm a Democratic Socialist"

 


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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:54 PM

29. I am, and have been a Democratic Socialist all my life!

 

And I will be 61 in May!

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:56 PM

30. I've always been A Socialistic Democrat.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:56 PM

31. "Dirty commies!" said the GOP voter with a little house mortgaged to the hilt.

"I might be a 1 percenter too someday!"

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 07:41 AM

33. If you're still trying to convince people that "Socialist" isn't a scary word...

...and ESPECIALLY if you doing it on a Democratic blogsite...

...you've already lost the argument.

FWIW, I'm NOT a Democratic Socialist. I'd be happy to be called a Social Democrat however (see, in English, the first word modifies the second one.)

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 03:20 PM

36. Try not to be afraid of words.

Unlike war-mongering, corporate-owned shills, they really can't cause you physical harm.

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Response to Jokerman (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 03:31 PM

37. The words don't scare me at all...

...it's the voters that ARE scared of them that I'm worried about.

And my point stands. If the word "Socialist" isn't scary, why are you wasting time telling us that the word "Socialist" isn't scary?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 06:08 PM

49. For me it's brainstorming.

I just picked up some really good arguments for Democratic Socialism that will be necessary in the near future. I also am concerned that the average murkan might need to hear these arguments and I want to be informed and prepared for that.

So I, for one, am glad that this is being discussed.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 07:51 PM

53. I guess I just have more confidence in the intelligence of Democratic voters.

I have no doubt that there are low-information voters out there who can be made to fear the word but the vast majority of these people aren't going to vote for the Democratic nominee no matter how solid her ties to corporatism may be.

As for your point, I see nothing in the OP about fear, just an accurate reminder to some that Democratic-Socialism has been a part of this country since before most of us were born.

Besides, you sound like your trying to make the sad argument of "can't win, don't try". That didn't work eight years ago and won't work this year.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 04:26 PM

41. But doesn't social Democrat mean a Democrat who likes to party?

Shouldn't that be socialist Democrat?

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 09:00 AM

34. Proud Democratic Socialist, here.



I personally think the OP is what our response should be, en masse, to both the DNC/HRC camp and the GOP.
Average Joe's will understand and get behind us when it's explained this way, and the Boogey Man will be disarmed.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 09:19 AM

35. Everytime Someone 'Uses It'

....and reaches back to flush the toilet, they are a socialist. That's one thing that most people take for granted and I like to remind anyone who claims to be 'conservative', 'anti-government', or just 'bat-shit crazy'. If it were not for government, you'd be squatting on the side of the road with no one to clean up your #&@!.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 03:36 PM

38. Proud to be a Democratic Socialist.

 

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 03:56 PM

39. Perfect!

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 04:11 PM

40. I'm a Unicorn Rancher, according to the Democratic Establishment...

 

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 05:01 PM

42. I'm a Democratic Socialist.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 05:22 PM

43. Hands off my MEDICARE!!!

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 05:46 PM

44. right here!

c'est moi.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 05:56 PM

45. I'm a PROUD Democratic Socialist

 

and I'm happier than a pig in shit with the latest poll results from IA showing my man Bernie in the LEAD!

NH and IA, two of my newest favorite states...hope to have 50 newest favorite states by the time this is over.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 06:05 PM

46. That would make everyone in America one. And Bernie the only one telling the truth. eom

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 06:06 PM

48. No. No. No! I a middle class ($250k/year) "liberal", I demand NO NEW TAXES

to pay for anything that even hints at the common good.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 06:14 PM

50. Proud

to be a Democratic Socialist.

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 06:31 PM

51. Happy to hear I'm a Democratic socialist, my daughter thinks I'm a redneck

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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 07:45 PM

52. PROUD that Dad voted for a Democratic Socialist in 1932.

Norman Thomas.

He said that FDR stole a lot of Norman Thomas' platform AFTER he was elected President. Told me that there was basically no difference in the Democratic and Republican platforms in 1932.

Dad's little brother never mutated into a Kennedy Democrat and kept voting for something with a yin-yang symbol in red and white called North American Technocracy.

I'm a Democratic Socialist too!

Dad said, "I bet when they were counting ballots they wondered who that filthy Communist was in Ashtabula County?" (NE Ohio, right on Lake Erie)


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Response to Z_California (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 08:28 PM

54. Happy and proud to be a socialist

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