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vlyons

(10,252 posts)
Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:05 PM Dec 2020

Get ready for Dems to be labeled socialist/maxist/communists by the RW ReThugicans

Already Michael Flynn and DeVos are labeling us that. I think they must have gone to the graveyard and dug up those scarey monsters. We can poo-poo their stupidity, but I predict that the old red & pinko scare tactics will be deployed again.

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Get ready for Dems to be labeled socialist/maxist/communists by the RW ReThugicans (Original Post) vlyons Dec 2020 OP
Get ready? Hasn't that been a thing for years? AkFemDem Dec 2020 #1
They've been doing this for many years... Wounded Bear Dec 2020 #3
We can counter by labeling rethugs as the culture of corruption meow2u3 Dec 2020 #2
I label them Fascists! vlyons Dec 2020 #7
When you are a fascist, you think anyone to the left of you is a Marxist. TheRealNorth Dec 2020 #4
That's about right. KPN Dec 2020 #8
And this is new because? dware Dec 2020 #5
you are 90 years too late beachbumbob Dec 2020 #6
Is this a necro-thread that's been resurrected from 1920? Arthur_Frain Dec 2020 #9
Rehabilitating "socialism" is an impossible goal Klaralven Dec 2020 #10
Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the communist party? been there/done that. n/t CincyDem Dec 2020 #11
I really don't care, do you? we can do it Dec 2020 #12
Yawn. Dem2 Dec 2020 #13
In other words, "get ready for Wednesday" apnu Dec 2020 #14
I think we should get rid of that socialist VA hospital system..Oh yea, bailing out these mitch96 Dec 2020 #15

Wounded Bear

(59,083 posts)
3. They've been doing this for many years...
Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:11 PM
Dec 2020

Since Reagan, at least. It really gained steam in the 90's and took off with Faux Noise and RW talk radio.

meow2u3

(24,829 posts)
2. We can counter by labeling rethugs as the culture of corruption
Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:10 PM
Dec 2020

Every time we label rethugs as corrupt to the point of a culture of corruption, it works for us because voters don't like crooks.

Arthur_Frain

(1,883 posts)
9. Is this a necro-thread that's been resurrected from 1920?
Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:25 PM
Dec 2020

‘Cause that’s about how long they’ve been calling liberals all of those names.

 

Klaralven

(7,510 posts)
10. Rehabilitating "socialism" is an impossible goal
Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:34 PM
Dec 2020

First, "socialism" is a label that applies to a vast number of political economic theories. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Socialism

Second, it has been applied to many political parties and countries in the past, ranging from the National Socialist German Workers' Party to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The official political system of China is "socialism with Chinese characteristics".

Third, it is a relatively ancient label, dating from the early to mid-1800s. Thus, it has been subjected to roughly 200 years of anti-socialist propaganda that have securely equated "socialism = bad" in the public mind in America.

apnu

(8,776 posts)
14. In other words, "get ready for Wednesday"
Wed Dec 2, 2020, 01:32 PM
Dec 2020

This name calling has been the norm for the Republican party since the 1980s.

mitch96

(14,040 posts)
15. I think we should get rid of that socialist VA hospital system..Oh yea, bailing out these
Wed Dec 2, 2020, 01:42 PM
Dec 2020

"too big to fail" commie banks and corporations... Let'em fail just like you and me, right? And get rid of the congress and senate gym and trolly car.. Walk just like the rest of us..And no retirement for the gov't employees... just work till you drop or get fired..

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