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Response to Sunlei (Reply #47)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:18 PM

68. But the Democratic Party DOES have an agenda that includes a spectrum ...

from progressive to moderate.

It is pro-choice, pro-environmental, pro-wage protection, pro-health care for the masses, pro-Social Security, pro-Medicare, pro-Medicaid, etc.

The details of each position change within each state, since the constituents vary from state to state. What flies in CA will not fly in some other states.

The difference seems to be one of degree...where do you personally draw the lines around pro-choice, pro-environmental, and other issues. But they all agree as to the main positions, which are FAR different from the Republican Party.

So anyone who is more socialistic, like Bernie, would vote for the Dem, if the opponent is a Republican, since the Democratic Party Platform conforms more closely with a socialism platform. A moderate would also sign onto the Dem Party Platform instead of the Republican Platform, since that is more closely aligned with his views than the Republican platform, which is the polar opposite.

To expect the Democratic Party to take on the platform of a socialistic party is as unrealistic as a moderate wanting it to change to conform more closely with a "liberal Republican" platform. There are only two major parties. Their platforms are online and are well known. The degree of those positions changes for each geographic area, depending on the views of the people who live there.

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