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posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 01:00 PM
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When did America lose the Democrat Party? It must have been after the '60s....

I remember JFK and LBJ. I don't think those two would even be welcomed by Dems today. Just like Zell Miller. What a shame.

When did the Socialists take over that party?




posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 01:10 PM
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be prepared to be tar and feathered my friend. I believe the Democratic party went more to the left during Vietnam. just my guess, but I believe that most of the radical left were born out of the protest, free love movement during that era.



posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 01:12 PM
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Why didn't you put this in the mudpit? I mean, you're just trying to start a fight and as far as I know, that doesn't belong in politics and scandals.



posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 01:14 PM
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He can't access the mudpit, not enough points.



posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by Flinx
Why didn't you put this in the mudpit? I mean, you're just trying to start a fight and as far as I know, that doesn't belong in politics and scandals.


If there are any mods hanging around, can you put this in the appropriate forum?

This question has bothered me for a long time. I don't pay enough attention to politics to know when it happened. But it's obvious, to me anyway, that a drastic change has happened during my lifetime.

I figured everyone here would be adults. If it's too controversial to be able to respond to, just skip on over to another thread....



posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 01:20 PM
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Socialist? Perhaps you may want to read the definition and history of socialism. I dont see how modern Democrats resemble this at all:

www.bartleby.com...

Lose the Deomcratic Party? I wasn't aware that they were lost?



posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 01:20 PM
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Where is the mud pit?

I don't see it....



posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 01:26 PM
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Jazzman, I posted the definition for Socialism. It does seem to have some similarities with the Democratic planks. Democrats believe in empowering the goverment, Republicans believe in empowering the individual.


socialism


general term for the political and economic theory that advocates a system of collective or government ownership and management of the means of production and distribution of goods. Because of the collective nature of socialism, it is to be contrasted to the doctrine of the sanctity of private property that characterizes capitalism. Where capitalism stresses competition and profit, socialism calls for cooperation and social service.

In a broader sense, the term socialism is often used loosely to describe economic theories ranging from those that hold that only certain public utilities and natural resources should be owned by the state to those holding that the state should assume responsibility for all economic planning and direction. In the past 150 years there have been innumerable differing socialist programs. For this reason socialism as a doctrine is ill defined, although its main purpose, the establishment of cooperation in place of competition remains fixed.




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