The New American Socialists

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  1. D_Ireonsyd_Colonrinse

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    The Republican National Committee wants to "re-brand" the democrats as the "Democrat Socialist Party".

    I wonder if this will "work"?


    Here's an interesting Rasmussen poll (a major polling outfit that trends slightly conservative) released last month that asks americans:

    Do you prefer Capitalism or Socialism?


    All Americans:

    Prefer Capitalism: 53%

    Prefer Socialism: 20%

    Undecided: 27%



    Americans Under age 30:

    Prefer Capitalism: 37%

    Prefer Socialism: 33%

    Undecided: 30%


    Harold Meyerson - Revolutionary Rush - washingtonpost.com


    What does this mean?
     
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    They might as well try that. They don't have any other ideas.
     
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    As a tactic, it's not bad. It might even work as long as the economy remains in the toilet and until the new Dem programs produce results.
     
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    Well, I think it seems petty and not related to any real problem at hand. Perhaps it is meant to appeal to the Republican base, which will soon consist of just a few people.
     
  5. D_Ireonsyd_Colonrinse

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    I think this is just flabbergasting. I'm nonplussed:

    Americans Under age 30:

    Prefer Capitalism: 37%


    Prefer Socialism: 33%

    Undecided: 30%
     
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    No, it's not going to work.
     
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    It just shows how incredibly out of touch everyone who bangs the anti-socialist war drum is. Calling many young people "socialist" and expecting it to insult is like calling me gay: that the best ya got?
     
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    Oh it'll work until the Dems start calling the GOP the Republican Fascist Party. I think Cheney's pretty well proven that the GOP has no clue how badly they've fucked-up and can't face reality. Indignity is the privilege of the righteous, not the right.
     
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    It's so funny to see people try to brand liberals as "socialists". Really, it is...
    Perhaps they think the more they say it, the more people will believe it. THEN, all of the abandoned Republicans can team together, call themselves "Libertarians" and win the White House back in 2012?

    Yep... they would be stupid enough to try a stunt like that.
    I mean, if they previous administration can redefine torture and get people to go along with it, what's next? :rolleyes:
     
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    oh, it's socialists not socialites?


    i guess will & nick being here made me assume it must be the latter.
     
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    you do recognize what the figures are saying?

    the same demographic that overwhelmingly supported Obama, supports socialism

    the same demographic, that upon release from school and colleges on the occasion of Sept 11, took that time off to indulge in keg parties

    you do recognize what the figures are revealing?
     
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    Yeah... it reveals that these people are not closed minded and are open to other ideals. GOD FORBID they think different from those who approve "enhanced interrogation techniques" in the name of our so-called freedom.

    Wow, VERY revealing indeed. :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh lord. America run by Bravo's Housewives set.
     
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    That's a petty and cruel association. It's beneath you.

    The great majority of men and women who ran into the World Trade Center to save lives are solid legacy Democrats.
     
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    what it reveals is that they have NO ideals

    certainly not American ones if they can party at the occurrence of thousands of Americans being killed in a terrorist attack

    and have NO appreciation for the moral ambiguity of the position of those who were forced to seek the prevention of more American lives
     
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    sorry

    I do not, and never have hidden from reality to indulge in a pretty lib vision of reality
     
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    Yeah....and George sat and read a childrens reader{up-side down} as America fell. Nicky No Facts
    What happened to your Patriotic US Navy Gallerie?
     
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    So, not seeing things your way means they have no ideals? Oh, excuse me Mr. America. :rolleyes:

    So sayeth the man who defends a party that mentioned "9/11" and "terrorism" more times than a gangsta rapper said the word "bitch" or "ho" in a Hip-Hop record. Please spare me the speech, Mary...

    Your party defends torture. You automatically LOSE the "morality" debate.

    Isn't propaganda spinning fun? Either way you look at it, you still look like a lunatic. Care to play again? We can do this all night. :rolleyes:
     
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    the facts remain, and are indisputable

    this is the same demographic that overwhelmingly supported Obama
     
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    There are no facts. Just political spins and rhetorical bullshit.
    You use the word "socialist" the same way conservatives used "taxes" over the last few decades to scare the stupid. And now that saying that the libs are "gonna raise your taxes" don't work anymore, they've come up with yet another term that they don't know what the fuck really means. But it sounds SOOO spooky that it'll get a bunch of clueless people grabbing their checkbooks and praying for the money gods to protect them.

    Really Nicky, just how fuckin' stupid do you think people on this board are?
     
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