There Is a Revolution on the Left. Democrats Are Bracing.

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Energized to take on President Trump, these voters are also seeking to remake their own party as a ferocious — and ferociously liberal — opposition force. And many appear as focused on forcing progressive policies into the midterm debate as they are on defeating Republicans.
The impact of these activists in the 2018 election has been limited but revealing: Only about a sixth of Democratic congressional nominees so far have a formal affiliation with one of several important insurgent groups. Fifty-three of the 305 candidates have been endorsed by the Justice Democrats, the Working Families Party, the Progressive Change Campaign and Our Revolution, organizations that have helped propel challenges to Democratic incumbents.
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A Communist takeover here? Nah, far more sane people in the opposition. Think about what it'll take to do what you just described. Non of the commie lib groups of misfits are gonna actual get traction in the real world, just the echo chambers of the liberals. What's happening right now is the manifestation of the backlash to what the let has and is still trying to do. Any candidate in a district that is even marginally competative will lose their ass running on a commie platform and will no doubt rum like hell if these loonytoons even try to call. Even Democrats aren't that stupid.
 
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A Communist takeover here? Nah, far more sane people in the opposition. Think about what it'll take to do what you just described. Non of the commie lib groups of misfits are gonna actual get traction in the real world, just the echo chambers of the liberals. What's happening right now is the manifestation of the backlash to what the let has and is still trying to do. Any candidate in a district that is even marginally competative will lose their ass running on a commie platform and will no doubt rum like hell if these loonytoons even try to call. Even Democrats aren't that stupid.
who said anythng about communism, you dont hear people on the lft talk about cuba or even china.. its all about denmark and sweden and norway..which are moderately social democratic at most what they advocate for is an alternate form of capitalism no one advocates for communism any more thats a straw man argument there
 
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who said anythng about communism, you dont hear people on the lft talk about cuba or even china.. its all about denmark and sweden and norway..which are moderately social democratic at most what they advocate for is an alternate form of capitalism no one advocates for communism any more thats a straw man argument there
And you're cherry picking, assuming Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are even valid cases to begin with. Cuba, China, North Korea, Venezuela, the now defunct USSR, etc. serve as counter-examples. Only one counter-example is required to falsify a claim or invalidate an argument (or show that it's unsound). It also makes the cherry picking point a moot rebuttal.

For the sake of argument, though, even if Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are the socialist (or "social democrat" or whatever label you want to use) paradises hat you believe they are, or want others to believe, is what they have scalable? Each of these nations have relatively small, localized, homogeneous cultures & populations of about 10 million or less, and they've been somewhat set in their ways and going down the economic and political paths that they've been on for much longer than the US. Notice that they're also geographically very close to each other.

I have a friend who's from Sweden & he says it's amazing what the US has achieved as a very young nation; he also points out that one of the things a business in Sweden has to contend with is entering the international market, because the national market is very small, very limited.

Anyways, I'll leave you with some food for thought:

 
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Energized to take on President Trump, these voters are also seeking to remake their own party as a ferocious — and ferociously liberal — opposition force. And many appear as focused on forcing progressive policies into the midterm debate as they are on defeating Republicans.
The impact of these activists in the 2018 election has been limited but revealing: Only about a sixth of Democratic congressional nominees so far have a formal affiliation with one of several important insurgent groups. Fifty-three of the 305 candidates have been endorsed by the Justice Democrats, the Working Families Party, the Progressive Change Campaign and Our Revolution, organizations that have helped propel challenges to Democratic incumbents.
There Is a Revolution on the Left. Democrats Are Bracing. helps or hurts you?
Brace for a hard turn to port. Splice the main brace!


edit: brace the scuppers
 
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Brace for a hard turn to port.
Whatever you need to believe to get you through the day. You just pissed off the majority of the country. You did that the first time by electing Trump. Now, you really energized the majority. You got a proven liar on the Court.

Get ready. We're coming for you. And this time, we won't be so nice. You dropped the gloves already. You have shown that no appeal to morals, decency, common sense or any other type of discussion will work with you.

So, there is only one other alternative, war. I am damn willing to die for this country. I believe it stands for freedom. And the minute it doesn't is when we need to fight and die for it. And it is getting very close to that point now.

I've had to fight before in the 80s and risk death, and I will do it again.
 
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Whatever you need to believe to get you through the day. You just pissed off the majority of the country. You did that the first time by electing Trump. Now, you really energized the majority. You got proven liar on the Court.

Get ready. We're coming for you. And this time, we won't be so nice.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
 
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Now, you really energized the majority. You got a proven liar on the Court.
@leekohler2

It is really quite the opposite--this event seems to have been a big eye opener for the average American who (typically stays out of politics; apolitical) will now be having a much more critical eye from everything they have seen/are seeing from "the Left". Most people you run into at Wawa think what has been going on is an insane, Salem Witch Trials level of being unhinged, and are going to think twice before associated themselves with it. Remember, half the country are male, and many more from the other half have fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, etc. that they care about and this repulses them.
 
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Whatever you need to believe to get you through the day. You just pissed off the majority of the country. You did that the first time by electing Trump. Now, you really energized the majority. You got a proven liar on the Court.

Get ready. We're coming for you. And this time, we won't be so nice. You dropped the gloves already. You have shown that no appeal to morals, decency, common sense or any other type of discussion will work with you.

So, there is only one other alternative, war. I am damn willing to die for this country. I believe it stands for freedom. And the minute it doesn't is when we need to fight and die for it. And it is getting very close to that point now.

I've had to fight before in the 80s and risk death, and I will do it again.
Only Navy talk and nothing more or less. I know you landlubbers can't walk the walk or talk the talk and just having fun. I got my sea legs a long time ago.


edit: Who is that knocking on my door said the fair young maiden. It's Barnacle Bill from over the hill and open the door you dirty whore. Tommy Tucker is a mean mother fucker who chews up nails and spits out battleships.
 
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Only Navy talk and nothing more or less. I know you landlubbers can't walk the walk or talk the talk and just having fun. I got my sea legs a long time ago.
Let's go for it. I can tell you one thing right now. No more talk. I'm out. The time for talk has ended. I've been here before in the 80s with AIDS. I came very close to dying back then. I put my life on the line daily, with newspapers putting my picture everywhere. I got death threats constantly.

You get as many allies as you can. The ones who won't listen don't matter. At some point, you just have to fight. And if I die fighting, so be it. I have no desire to live in a United States ruled by Trump.

I'm willing to lose everything to fight this asshole, including my life. Are you willing to do the same to support him?

If you're not, you're a godamned wimp. Trump is poised to take away rights I fought for over decades. You have no idea how much that took from me. I lost everything. I lost my family. I lost everything just for standing up for myself.

And it now looks like I will have to do it all over again. But this time, I'm tired of putting up with right wing BS.
 
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