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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 02:54 PM

24. Stand by. You ain't seen nuthin' yet.

If you're explaining and justifying, you're losing. At this late date... none of this will matter. Our country will not elect a Socialist to be its President.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287570879
The constant cries about how being a “Democratic socialist” doesn’t mean he IS a communist-type socialist is a moot point. Unless you plan to go door-to-door and explain the difference to all of the voters who equate ‘socialism’ with USSR communism, you are not going to change their minds. They hear “socialist’, and they attach their own (albeit ill-informed) meaning to the term – and it’s NOT the style of government they will vote for.

I’ve seen this repeatedly on the sites I participate in where both Dems and Repubs post: “I don’t want Trump to be re-elected – but I’ll be damned if I’ll vote for a communist.” You can shout all you want about how these people don’t understand what socialism is, or how what Bernie is proposing isn’t socialism as they perceive it. But people vote according to what they believe, and not according to what you think they should believe.

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