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Response to Calista241 (Reply #28)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 12:49 PM

127. +1

The right is going to be screaming "Socialism!!!" and "slippery slope!!" at every turn. Sadly, there are A LOT of dumb people out there who think socialism=communism. They don't do research and aren't going to suddenly start doing it.
They make their choices based on the campaign ads on TV and on social media. All one has to do is look at the comments sections on other websites to see it.

This site is an echo chamber, tbh. I like it because it's my views and beliefs, too, but I visit lots of other sites to read what others are saying/thinking/feeling.

Incremental change is what is needed. It's what will work. Most people are moderate. The ones who aren't moderate, right or left, are just louder in expressing their opinions and that makes them appear to be a larger group than they are. After the clusterfuck of the past 3 years, most people just want someone safe and sane and who won't cause another upheaval. A return to normalcy. "The slippery slope to communism" is an upheaval to those voters.

Jumping in with both feet is just going to get progressives burned. I look at the progressive platform, which I fully agree with, as goals to be reached within the next 10 years- and that's pretty damn optimistic.

I think the upcoming generation of voters are going to make a big difference. Once they are in place, it will be full steam ahead on the platform.

All that being said, I will happily vote for any D who gets the nomination. In the primary I will vote for whoever can get the most votes from moderates in the general. We need to pull in some of the R's who are pissed at Dump. This needs to be a clear victory, won by a wide margin

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