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About the New Deal (Edited: Found & added something like what I remembered)

I have been told that the Democratic party only adopted the planks which were the foundation of the New Deal after losing a lot of votes to the Populist party.

I have not been able to find any background on this recently, though I am pretty sure I had found something on it before. I was curious if anyone here is familiar with the evolution of the New Deal. Any information would be appreciated.


Found it!

"Many of liberalism's most important ideas were lifted from these movements. Indeed, Milton Friedman has been heard to describe Thomas's Socialist Party as having been "the most influential party in the history of this country," as every one of its 1928 platform planks had later been enacted." (Friedman was referring to the fact that the New Deal Democrats had borrowed rather liberally from Thomas, just as Woodrow Wilson had borrowed from borrowed from Eugene Debs's Socialists, and Democrats under Williams Jennings Bryan had taken ideas from the Populist Party.)

from Why We're Liberals: A Handbook for Restoring America's Most Important Ideals - Eric Alterman

Hillary Clinton: Republican for President, Redux (Documentary)

I keep seeing these 'daily news bin' stories so I did a little looking...

Apparently it's not a real news site, more like a pro-Hillary blog.


Sad, really.

If you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

Better example? Good.

Please feel free to add examples below. There are plenty.

This is why I am #StillSanders

Media disparages Bernie Sanders' pro-gay rights record

Latinos frustrated at being overlooked in Hollywood - BBC News

Bernie Sanders Supporters Are Never Giving Up The Fight

We knew it wasn't gonna be easy...

Take the 'get in line' and 'madam president' crap and ... insert it.

Bernie Sanders vs. Homophobic congressman in 1995

I'm sure most people here have seen this but I hadn't and I didn't find it posted so I'm posting it now because this man is a leader and I admire him so much for it.

He doesn't wait till it's politically convenient to lead in the direction we should be going.

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