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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:29 AM

House Dem moderates fear socialist tag in 2020

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The moderate Democrats who delivered the House majority want you to know they’re not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib or Ilhan Omar.

They haven’t all blindly signed on to the "Green New Deal." They haven't been widely accused of anti-Semitism. They aren't hungry to impeach President Donald Trump.

They are the ones on the front lines of the battlefield, defending Democrats’ House majority. And many of the endangered Democrats already see their outspoken colleagues as a potential obstacle standing between them and reelection in 2020.

“As we run up to this presidential [election], we need to show that Democrats, as a whole, are not socialists," said Rep. Katie Hill, who last November flipped a Southern California district that Republicans held for the previous quarter-century. "We’re not pushing for impeachment without serious cause and serious evidence."

With the progressive squad of Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Omar and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) capturing most of the headlines, the vulnerable Democrats are left to respond in stronger and stronger terms. The four liberals have forced majority-makers like Hill to distinguish themselves with voters and donors early and often.


Why don't they just explain that people are wrong about the definition of socialism? It's worked so well here.....

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Reply House Dem moderates fear socialist tag in 2020 (Original post)
brooklynite Friday OP
JHB Friday #1
ck4829 Friday #2
mindem Friday #3
HopeAgain Friday #4
Liberal In Texas Friday #5
mindem Friday #6
JHB Friday #9
Squinch Friday #7
watoos Friday #8
brooklynite Friday #11
Wounded Bear Friday #12
malaise Friday #10
ananda Friday #13

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:30 AM

1. Relevant to this topic




Republicans call everything they don't like 'socialist'. The only way to distance yourself from the 'tag' is to throw their bullshit right back in their faces.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:33 AM

2. We are all socialists now

Remember, if you care about compassion and decency or think that billionaires aren't descended from the Nephilim, you are indeed a "socialist" according to today's Republicans.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:37 AM

3. Maybe, just maybe,

someday we will stop letting the other side define us and we will start knocking them back on their heels. This turning the other cheek bullshit doesn't work with repukes. We need some good old fashioned tit for tat.

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Response to mindem (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:41 AM

4. Exactly - The only thing we have to fear

is fear itself (to quote the greatest Democrat).

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:44 AM

5. So, let's start using the F word for them, it is what they are:

Fascists.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:54 AM

6. Exactly

we act like we don't want to offend them by bringing up what they are. It's getting real old real fast.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:11 AM

9. A few others too...

Fakers
Fabricators
Frauds

And the B word
Bullshitters

And the L word
Liars

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:19 AM

7. Better title: "Politico uses non-issue to illustrate non-existent Democratic dissaaarrray!1! Again."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:19 AM

8. Another divisive thread,

The only way we lose in 2020 is if we fight among ourselves.

Here's a news flash, we took back the House in 2018 because we ran to the left, which is really the center. Of course there were pockets where Dems had to be more moderate but for the most part our "leftist" policies are popular, why change?

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Response to watoos (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:26 AM

11. Here's a news update: we DIDN'T "run to the left"

AOC gets the headlines, but we won the house on the basis largely of mainstream Democrats winning back moderate Independents and Republicans in suburban swing districts.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:34 AM

12. All politics is local...

We won the House by running candidates that got attuned to what their constituents wanted.

That should continue. The Politico article is click-bait as much as anything. More RWers will buy into than Dems.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:15 AM

10. Politico never fails

The ReTHUG source has one aim - divide and rule.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:39 AM

13. They should welcome it. Embrace it!

Make it their own!

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