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Tue Jan 5, 2016, 03:43 PM Jan 2016

The Privileged [View all]

The Democratic Party, in my frigging opinion, has swung too far to the right -- in the interests of War Inc -- and too far toward "Corporate rights are civil rights" -- in the interest of Wall Street.

This drift to the Right distresses me, a Democratic Party member since I was asked to declare in some primary in Michigan or Illinois over the past 40 years. You see, at heart, a Democrat believes all people are created equal. From what I've seen, certain Democrats have more privileges than others. I'm not talking superdelegates; but the superwealthy.

Question for you, Dear Reader:

[font size="4"][font color="green"]Has the Democratic Party swung too far to the Right -- toward Corporate/State/Military power?[/font color][/font size]

42 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Yes, DEMs are now too far to the Right.
39 (93%)
No, DEMs not at all to the Right.
1 (2%)
No, DEMs not far enough to the Right.
0 (0%)
DEMs are ''just right" in the Center.
0 (0%)
No, DEMs too far to the Left.
0 (0%)
Not sure what the Right, Center or Left are.
0 (0%)
Other -- or Open Ended Mike for Blah Blah Blah.
2 (5%)
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The Privileged [View all] Octafish Jan 2016 OP
I would split it up between "socially" and "economically". Nye Bevan Jan 2016 #1
To me, a return to FDR New Deal is in order. Octafish Jan 2016 #7
Well said. FDR's principles live on today in Sweden, Germany and other progressive countries. pampango Jan 2016 #11
Recommended. H2O Man Jan 2016 #2
Wall Street is well represented with the Repuglians. Why do they need our Party, too? Octafish Jan 2016 #8
Without a doubt madokie Jan 2016 #3
It's getting so those without money are without representation. Octafish Jan 2016 #9
Yes, the Party has definitely moved too far to the Right. Maedhros Jan 2016 #4
I want to see Democrats bringing up Democratic issues... Octafish Jan 2016 #10
The head of the DNC endorses republicans. That says it all. CharlotteVale Jan 2016 #5
It's where the real money is. Octafish Jan 2016 #16
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. Thomas Paine Tierra_y_Libertad Jan 2016 #6
It's gonna leave a mark, forgetting them what brought the Party to the party. Octafish Jan 2016 #17
Yes (nt) bigwillq Jan 2016 #12
It's why all the spy. Octafish Jan 2016 #19
I have no illusions left, Sir. A lot of US don't. Thank you for posting this "unscientific" poll. bobthedrummer Jan 2016 #25
I'd be happy with a Republican administration Doc_Technical Jan 2016 #13
Me, too, as long as it was led and staffed by people with INTEGRITY. Octafish Jan 2016 #18
Another DU member made this graphic. Sorry I can't give him/her credit but I've forgotten who. Scuba Jan 2016 #14
Awesome graphic. bigwillq Jan 2016 #15
Double Down on Austerity and hold the Social Security! Octafish Jan 2016 #22
Bought out, both parties. Puzzledtraveller Jan 2016 #20
Wasn't always that way. Octafish Jan 2016 #21
Nope. We just don't have control of either House. nt Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2016 #23
Both houses of the 111th Congress were ours...2009-2011. Octafish Jan 2016 #24
True - but you need AT LEAST 60+ in Senate of Democrats Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2016 #30
so fake Democrats like Lieberman and those Republican switch hitters aint worth nothin reddread Jan 2016 #31
With all due respect...Bullshit. It is not an excuse - it is reality. nt Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2016 #32
Are you in favor or run amok capitalism like we have here? if so you are to blame randys1 Jan 2016 #26
Actually, I told DUers about the S&L scammers in Feb. 2008 -- before the Bankstershitstorm. Octafish Jan 2016 #27
Yes the Third Wayers and other centrists keep pushing the party to the right 47of74 Jan 2016 #28
It IS remarkable. Octafish Jan 2016 #29
and a big K & R! n/t wildbilln864 Jan 2016 #33
TGif kick n/t bobthedrummer Jan 2016 #34
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