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Tue Jul 21, 2020, 01:45 PM

Joe Biden has sought to forward a singular idea: I care.




Yes! Give us some more of that sweet sweet social democracy!

It's the only way we will get thru this pandemic and it's economic fallout. We have to get thru it all together.

Joe Biden will be facing enormous challenges immediately on being sworn in as president. The need for social justice, economic fairness, and managing the covid-19 pandemic will demand the most from Joe and all our national leadership, going back to a pre-Trump status quo simply is no longer adequate.

I am hopeful though, because I do believe Joe Biden cares. I firmly believe he has what it takes to be a transformative president.


Social democracy is a political, social and economic philosophy within socialism[1] that supports political and economic democracy.[2] As a policy regime, it is described by academics as advocating economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a liberal democratic polity and a capitalist-oriented mixed economy. The protocols and norms used to accomplish this involve a commitment to representative and participatory democracy, measures for income redistribution, regulation of the economy in the general interest and social-welfare provisions.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_democracy

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 01:54 PM

1. These proposals have been the center of Democratic Party platforms as long as I can remember.

Re-label it whatever you want. It is the history of the Democratic Party. From Sen Ted Kennedy fighting for health care on the Senate floor to Sen Wellstone fighting to keep toxic Nuc waste out of a poor Tx community, to both Clinton's push for Healthcare & giving proper voice & funding to the AIDS epidemic & on thru Obama/Biden admin.
Voters rights, women's rights, children's rights, workers & DACA & Health care & environmental concerns.
Those weren't made real by Socialists.
Democrats did it.

These social programs are not the same as Socialism.

Give credit where credit is due.
Thank you.

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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 01:59 PM

3. The US perception of Socialism is so skewed

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:04 PM

5. I know, really.

I even included a citation defining social democracy.

We Democrats have a strong core of social democracy in us all at least since FDR and the New Deal.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:05 PM

6. Join the Democratic Party to advance human rights, but do not suddenly claim it as your own.

I have heard enough of those who try to conflate the 2, claim the valued policies as their own to gain popularity & re-label the Democratic Party as "no different than Repubs".

Slickters, hustlers & disingenuous as f.

Socialism is not Democratic.
Never has been.

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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:02 PM

4. "These social programs are not the same as Socialism."

Sigh.

Once again:

Social democracy is a political, social and economic philosophy within socialism[1] that supports political and economic democracy.[2] As a policy regime, it is described by academics as advocating economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a liberal democratic polity and a capitalist-oriented mixed economy. The protocols and norms used to accomplish this involve a commitment to representative and participatory democracy, measures for income redistribution, regulation of the economy in the general interest and social-welfare provisions.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_democracy

Social democracy has been a core tenet of the Democratic Party since at least FDR. I am sorry if that label bothers anyone, but it is what it is.

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Response to bluewater (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:07 PM

7. Why? Because Socialism is great & " Democrats & Republicans are the same".

Maybe start there to understand why socialism is a dirty word today.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 01:59 PM

2. From "Yes, We Can" to "I Care"...I like it, short, sweet and true..n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:09 PM

9. And full of implication about who doesn't.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:10 PM

10. Exactly!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:10 PM

11. +1000

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:08 PM

8. "As you do unto the least among us, so you do unto me."

Basic Jesus. And that should be the reply to any “conservative” SOB who says a word.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:14 PM

12. Joe brings the same Peace to my heart that Jimmy Carter does.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:39 PM

13. Thank you, Joe. Simple and sweet. Democrats care about our fellowman.

KY.............. .......

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