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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 05:04 PM
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99. he's a self-described "Socialist Democrat"
He is not a member of any socialist party or the Democratic party. In the legislature, he is effectively a Democrat. Senators are members of their state parties. Al Franken, for instance, was elected as the candidate for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, but is considered a Democrat.
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  -I fucking love Bernie Sanders. He is what the Democrats are suppose to be LovinLife  Dec-08-09 05:06 PM   #0 
  - Me too.  PearliePoo2   Dec-08-09 05:10 PM   #1 
  - Democrats are supposed to be Socialists? Possibly not a winning gambit.  timeforpeace   Dec-08-09 06:36 PM   #18 
  - REad where he stands on issues...,He's basically a traditional liberal  Armstead   Dec-09-09 01:28 AM   #23 
  - It is no surprise that it is completely lost on "timeforpeace" n/t  spiritual_gunfighter   Dec-09-09 12:29 PM   #54 
     - Dear lords  kenfrequed   Dec-09-09 04:37 PM   #95 
        - Curious indeed n/t  spiritual_gunfighter   Dec-09-09 05:05 PM   #100 
  - Whatever word anyone wants to use to describe him,  sabrina 1   Dec-09-09 09:58 AM   #27 
  - He gets my vote  peace frog   Dec-09-09 04:03 PM   #87 
  - Well, they were deffinitively not supposed to be corporate moderate conservatives either...  liberation   Dec-09-09 03:52 PM   #83 
  - Me, three! nt  tblue   Dec-08-09 06:44 PM   #20 
  - he's a Socialist not a Democrat  NightWatcher   Dec-08-09 05:11 PM   #2 
  - He's a real liberal. The problem is the Democrats have moved to the right. THere is nothing wrong w/  LovinLife   Dec-08-09 05:13 PM   #3 
  - Democrats have bought Reaganism without Reagan  IndianaGreen   Dec-08-09 05:16 PM   #7 
  - They bought Reaganism before it even went on sale... see Carter for an example  liberation   Dec-09-09 03:55 PM   #85 
  - like I said, he's a Socialist (liberal). "Socialist" does not equal "crazy",  NightWatcher   Dec-08-09 05:23 PM   #9 
     - i'm with you  barbtries   Dec-09-09 11:32 AM   #33 
     - i've essentially stopped already  a la izquierda   Dec-09-09 12:08 PM   #46 
  - He votes with Democrats more that Joe Liebermann n/t  eridani   Dec-09-09 03:37 AM   #24 
  - He is a Democratic Socialist, think Sweden. nt  JohnnyBoots   Dec-09-09 02:50 PM   #74 
  - Problem is ....  N_E_1 for Tennis   Dec-09-09 02:56 PM   #76 
  - he's a self-described "Socialist Democrat"  harmonicon   Dec-09-09 05:04 PM   #99 
  - Bernie for President  loyalkydem   Dec-08-09 05:13 PM   #4 
  - yeah!  shireen   Dec-08-09 05:15 PM   #6 
  - He is a Socialist. Socialists do not suffer from divided loyalties between people and corporations.  IndianaGreen   Dec-08-09 05:15 PM   #5 
  - evan's a prick - that is all.  xxqqqzme   Dec-08-09 05:19 PM   #8 
  - Apparently, a lot of so-called "progressive" posters in this forum see that as a handicap  liberation   Dec-09-09 04:05 PM   #88 
  - Maybe you're supporting the wrong party. He's a Socialist. n/t  jenmito   Dec-08-09 05:31 PM   #10 
  - Democrats support the corporations against the people  IndianaGreen   Dec-08-09 05:35 PM   #11 
  - Who's fault is that? nt  tblue   Dec-08-09 05:56 PM   #13 
  - Who's fault is WHAT?  jenmito   Dec-08-09 06:07 PM   #14 
     - CAPITAL LETTERS make it look like you're SHOUTING.  tblue   Dec-08-09 06:41 PM   #19 
        - Caps for one word is used for EMPHASIS.  jenmito   Dec-09-09 10:10 AM   #28 
  - He's not "a Socialist" (capital 'S'); he's a self-described "democratic socialist"  brentspeak   Dec-08-09 06:12 PM   #15 
  - He's an Independent and self-described Socialist who caucuses with Dems.  jenmito   Dec-09-09 10:13 AM   #29 
     - no, but it's not just that he caucuses with the dems. In Vt. the  cali   Dec-09-09 12:33 PM   #55 
  - Most ignorant post I have seen in a long time.  Mithreal   Dec-09-09 01:14 AM   #21 
  - Your opinion. The fact is he's officially an Independent and self-described Socialist.  jenmito   Dec-09-09 10:16 AM   #30 
     - He caucuses with the Dems. And I was referring to the entire post.  Mithreal   Dec-09-09 02:49 PM   #73 
        - He has also run against Dems. as an Independent. Who's the ignorant one? n/t  jenmito   Dec-09-09 03:01 PM   #78 
           - Jenmito, I said the post, not you. Not you.  Mithreal   Dec-09-09 03:29 PM   #80 
              - OK, then whose post is the ignorant one?  jenmito   Dec-09-09 03:49 PM   #82 
                 - The OP doesn't say Dems should be Independents  Mithreal   Dec-09-09 04:16 PM   #91 
                 - He's better than any Dem. Period.  Dr.Phool   Dec-09-09 04:28 PM   #94 
                    - Truth  Mithreal   Dec-09-09 07:27 PM   #107 
  - No maybe about it. Bernie's right, the Democrats are (mostly) wrong.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 11:18 AM   #32 
  - So you're no longer a Democrat? Is that what you're saying? n/t  jenmito   Dec-09-09 11:39 AM   #35 
     - What do you mean "no longer"?  jgraz   Dec-09-09 11:40 AM   #36 
        - What ARE you then? n/t  jenmito   Dec-09-09 11:44 AM   #37 
           - Conscious.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 11:45 AM   #38 
              - A conscious WHAT? Are you calling all of us Dems. NOT conscious?  jenmito   Dec-09-09 11:47 AM   #39 
                 - If the coma fits...  jgraz   Dec-09-09 11:47 AM   #40 
                    - Weren't you an Edwards supporter?  jenmito   Dec-09-09 11:53 AM   #41 
                       - And a Kucinich supporter and, finally, reluctantly, an Obama supporter  jgraz   Dec-09-09 11:55 AM   #42 
                          - Funny that you consider yourself "conscious" when you supported Edwards...  jenmito   Dec-09-09 11:58 AM   #43 
                             - Those two have nothing to do with each other  jgraz   Dec-09-09 12:02 PM   #44 
                                - You never supported Obama as far as your posts go. And yes, look where  jenmito   Dec-09-09 12:05 PM   #45 
                                   - Wrong again. And childish.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 12:09 PM   #47 
                                      - I haven't seen any positive posts about Obama.  jenmito   Dec-09-09 12:14 PM   #49 
                                         - So your personal experience is the definitive result, eh?  jgraz   Dec-09-09 12:24 PM   #52 
                                            - It's my observation. And funny how you just ignored the positive things  jenmito   Dec-09-09 12:50 PM   #57 
                                               - Oh, you mean like this?  jgraz   Dec-09-09 12:54 PM   #58 
                                                  - Ooh! ONE positive thread two months ago. Did you notice that I replied to you  jenmito   Dec-09-09 01:25 PM   #59 
                                                  - Yes, I noticed. But you apparently didn't  jgraz   Dec-09-09 01:29 PM   #60 
                                                  - You're right. Sorry that I forgot about ONE positive thread you started two months ago.  jenmito   Dec-09-09 01:35 PM   #61 
                                                  - It actually does blow away your core argument  jgraz   Dec-09-09 01:40 PM   #62 
                                                  - Do you know WHY he got the Nobel Peace Prize that you praised him for?  jenmito   Dec-09-09 01:48 PM   #63 
                                                  - At this point, I'm not sure anyone knows exactly WHY he got the prize.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 01:50 PM   #64 
                                                  - How 'bout his stated goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons for starters? n/t  jenmito   Dec-09-09 02:00 PM   #65 
                                                  - If he actually does it, we should give him 10 prizes  jgraz   Dec-09-09 02:08 PM   #67 
                                                  - "Deal reached to cut nuclear arms"  jenmito   Dec-09-09 02:18 PM   #68 
                                                  - A preliminary framework for "relatively modest cuts" is a bit different from total elimination  jgraz   Dec-09-09 02:37 PM   #69 
                                                  - You'll be waiting forever. Nothing he does will be enough for you.  jenmito   Dec-09-09 02:44 PM   #71 
                                                  - And anything he does will be enough for you  jgraz   Dec-09-09 02:45 PM   #72 
                                                  - Not true...  jenmito   Dec-09-09 02:57 PM   #77 
                                                  - So you have one criticism and I have one thing I liked  jgraz   Dec-09-09 03:26 PM   #79 
                                                  - No-it's not even. You were proud that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  jenmito   Dec-09-09 03:42 PM   #81 
                                                  - Once again, it's "generally support Dems", not "unconditionally support the president"  jgraz   Dec-09-09 03:59 PM   #86 
                                                  - The President is a Dem. And I don't see you generally supporting him.  jenmito   Dec-09-09 05:39 PM   #103 
                                                  - Come on, you know that's weak.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 05:44 PM   #104 
                                                  - No, it's not.  jenmito   Dec-09-09 06:00 PM   #105 
                                                  - You may wish to take that up with Skinner.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 06:06 PM   #106 
                                                  - Thanks for the link. I got some valuable information from it...  jenmito   Dec-09-09 08:52 PM   #109 
                                                  - Fair point.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 09:30 PM   #111 
                                                  - You got it...  jenmito   Dec-09-09 09:37 PM   #112 
  - he's not a capital "S" socialist, but just a socialist.  harmonicon   Dec-09-09 05:07 PM   #101 
     - He's a member of the Independent party and a self-described Socialist who caucuses with Dems. n/t  jenmito   Dec-09-09 08:55 PM   #110 
        - do you not get the distinction between "Socialist" and "socialist"?!  harmonicon   Dec-10-09 08:35 AM   #113 
  - He has courage  KT2000   Dec-08-09 05:51 PM   #12 
  - + a gazillion!!!!  valerief   Dec-08-09 06:13 PM   #16 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-08-09 06:21 PM   #17 
  - Amen...Amen....Amen  Armstead   Dec-09-09 01:27 AM   #22 
  - We like him because we know him.  cali   Dec-09-09 12:36 PM   #56 
  - kr  Norrin Radd   Dec-09-09 04:38 AM   #25 
  - K&R  Odin2005   Dec-09-09 08:04 AM   #26 
  - OH YEAH. Big YEAH. love him.  closeupready   Dec-09-09 10:34 AM   #31 
  - Rec # 66 From Me  Dinger   Dec-09-09 11:35 AM   #34 
  - 69th  mdmc   Dec-09-09 12:11 PM   #48 
  - I stop and listen to Bernie when he talks, he knows whats going on.  bdamomma   Dec-09-09 12:22 PM   #50 
  - n/t  bdamomma   Dec-09-09 12:22 PM   #51 
  - He is a Socialist and the only elected one in Congress  treestar   Dec-09-09 12:24 PM   #53 
  - What is it with people and the English language on DU today?  harmonicon   Dec-09-09 05:11 PM   #102 
  - I thought that too when I saw him last night on Maddow  Generator   Dec-09-09 02:02 PM   #66 
  - America's best centrist!  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-09-09 02:40 PM   #70 
  - I consider him a moderate progressive, which is my favorite part of the political spectrum BTW  liberation   Dec-09-09 04:10 PM   #90 
  - Said all You need to !! K & R  N_E_1 for Tennis   Dec-09-09 02:54 PM   #75 
  - I love him, too. Am I the only one who thinks it's kind of sad that the best democrat in the senate  Kitty Herder   Dec-09-09 03:54 PM   #84 
  - That was my point. People try to label him as this and that, but he's a real democrat.  LovinLife   Dec-09-09 04:08 PM   #89 
  - He represents what I WISH the Democrats represented. I love the guy. That is all.  bertman   Dec-09-09 04:17 PM   #92 
  - Bernie is not a Dem he just caucuses with the Dem's in the Senate. He and Lieberman  CK_John   Dec-09-09 04:19 PM   #93 
  - Nah, Liebermoron is an asshole.  Dr.Phool   Dec-09-09 04:38 PM   #96 
  - Yes Bernie is right 99% of the time n/t  Garam_Masala   Dec-09-09 04:45 PM   #97 
  - If Bernie Sanders and Dennis Kucinich ran the country  Vinca   Dec-09-09 04:45 PM   #98 
  - He's really is the true leader in the Senate it would have no direction without him glad he never...  ProgressOnTheMove   Dec-09-09 07:28 PM   #108 
  - Sounds like he could favor the compromise on Health Care, too.  WI_DEM   Dec-10-09 02:18 PM   #114 

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