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This is a thread for those who represent the Left Wing of the Democratic Party. We believe in single payer universal health care. We believe in free public college tuition for students coming from families earning under 125K a year. In fact, this has just been passed in NYS. And we believe in a Dovish foreign policy where other nations and cultures are viewed as partners, not adversaries. "We have a dream", as Martin Luther King would say, and don't accept "the lesser of two evils" when it comes to choosing Presidential or Senate candidates because we know that "the lesser of two evils" is still an evil.
From our perspective, we are entering very dark times here with the victory of Donald Trump.
Thanks to the Clintons', the Democratic party has moved so far from the Left that it is at times indistinguishable from the Republican Conservative Party.
This thread is open to Left Wing Democrats and independents who would seriously consider voting for a candidate like Bernie Sanders and find some of Hillary Clinton's positions and the DNC out of touch and downright repulsive.
I am not looking for cynicism or an attitude of it can't be done. I want to discuss issues that are important to the Left Wing of the Democratic Party. And realistically speaking, what will it take to get a Left Wing candidate, such as Bernie Sanders, elected as President of the United States of America. Criticism is always welcome. But if you are going to come on here and put people down as a conservative or centrist Democrat, I'm going to show you the door with no warnings.
Social/political issues can be discussed here. This thread is a safe haven for those who feel deeply and have compassion for their fellow human being. We love diversity and champion it here.
We can also discuss how we lost this election to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and more importantly, what needs to be done, to win Congress back in 2018 and the Presidency in 2020.
This is a thread for those with a very liberal sensitivity.
If you are a proud liberal and believe in an eclectic mix of the best of capitalism and socialism, this thread is not only for you, but it's your thread and political/social home on SI.
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1318Not in Canada Of course someone will find a stupid red herring to post now LOLThe Black Swan-yesterday
1317Politifact is so biased it's hardly worth mentioning....but even so... IBroken_Clock-yesterday
1316A big business of the future is going to be medical tourism. In the US, we costbenwood-yesterday
1315Red light cameras are just another 'mafia business' which will be eliminbenwood-yesterday
1314That is the cost of not being burdened with single payer..The Black Swan-yesterday
1313This is so sad, but true: marketwatch.comRarebird2yesterday
1312The Senate tax cut plan is becoming more clownish by the hour. Now I am hearing Rarebird1Wednesday
1311I don't mind those Fplks here treat rt turn on red as a green And cause The Black Swan-Wednesday
1310A week in advance of the hit ? LolThe Black Swan-Wednesday
1309And they have red light cameras all over NYC to catch you if you slightly run ahRarebird-Wednesday
1308It gets worse with all the salt they throw down in the winter. But the repair isRarebird-Wednesday
1307It's also a function of traffic volume ? And weather freeze/thaw is very harThe Black Swan-Wednesday
1306The roads in NYC are horrible, filled with potholes everywhere. It would cost meRarebird-Wednesday
1305So many on board with massive military spending.. Infrastructure spending.. But The Black Swan-Wednesday
1304Well you that unlike Canada in the US corporations are people too :)The Black Swan-Wednesday
1303medicare for all would be an easy solution. That and cut military budget about 8Broken_Clock1Wednesday
1302Yes, I've always known the plan and where their allegiance lies.Rarebird-Wednesday
1301Their directive is to funnel money back to billionaires who don't need medicMythMan-Wednesday
1300In principle, the Obamacare mandate should be repealed; for no one should be forRarebird-Wednesday
1299The House Tax cut plan has major medicare spending cuts. The only conclusion I cRarebird-Wednesday
1298Wow.. that is sad.. as the gap between Clinton and Sanders is so wide.. IntereBehind Blue Eyes-November 5
1297Campaign finance reform and putting an end to voter suppression would go a ways Terry Maloney-November 4
1296So, what's the solution here? I find most of the Democrats in Congress and iRarebird-November 4
1295Yep, things fall apart, the centre cannot hold ...Terry Maloney-November 3
1294The assassinations are much better scripted these days. Witnesses to the VegasBroken_Clock-November 3
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