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pauldabb85 Orlando
04/10/16 9:10 pm

He's a socialist. I don't understand if republicans choose to believe that he's a secret communist or if they are just too ignorant to see the difference.

NKarta Please excuse my sanity
04/04/16 6:06 am

Socialist, which is closer to communist.

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Vayl Reason over common sense
04/04/16 5:40 am

The fact that these results are not 100% red makes me weep for America. I would honestly support making political theory a core social studies course in public school at this point.

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goldz oh this world
04/04/16 4:06 pm

It's a conservative talking point that Bernie is communist.

SpecialJ Illinois
04/03/16 11:42 pm

His brand of policy, aka social democracy, is closer to capitalism than communism, just because communism is such an extreme, requiring a command economy, while capitalism has a large spectrum, which he's on the left end of.

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613dimples New York
04/03/16 10:35 pm

This one is written just for you, Goldz. You've lately been looking at things in terms of black and white while in reality it is all shades of gray. So now answer this question: Does Bernie Sanders lean more towards capitalism or communism?

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/03/16 10:00 pm

I'd say social democrat. They are on the left, but unlike true socialists don't see communism as ultimate goal.

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goldz oh this world
04/03/16 10:02 pm

Right. The correct name for his policies is social democracy.

goldz oh this world
04/03/16 10:02 pm

They believe in government assistance and programs within a basic capitalist structure.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/03/16 10:47 pm

Someone should tell him to change his label from democratic socialist to social democrat.

goldz oh this world
04/03/16 10:52 pm

Agreed....it makes him look foolish to use the wrong label. It does sound better though.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/04/16 12:01 am

Not in terms of eligibility though. From a pragmatic pov, social democracy is probably more acceptable to the American population than any form of socialism. Provided you explain what it is 😹

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/04/16 5:15 am

And for the record, social democracy is capitalism

goldz oh this world
04/03/16 9:33 pm

Oh come on neither.

Name one President this century who would completely fit either category.

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/04/16 5:16 am

He believes in private ownership of the means of production. He's a capitalist.