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Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist. Mike Pence is a Republican Socialist,

  1. peoplepower73 profile image96
    peoplepower73posted 22 months ago

    Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist.  Mike Pence is a Republican Socialist, what is different?

    The right wing propaganda machine was quick to jump on Bernie Sanders and call him a Communist because he calls him self a Democratic Socialist.  Mike Pence is a Republican Socialist and no one says a word about it.  What is the difference and why the double standard?

  2. bradmasterOCcal profile image31
    bradmasterOCcalposted 22 months ago

    Mike

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, recently appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." Matthews asked, "What is the difference between a Democrat and a socialist?"

    Wasserman Schultz laughed, looked stunned, and began hemming and hawing. Matthews helpfully interjected, "I used to think there was a big difference. What do you think it is?" Still, Wasserman Schultz refused to give him a straight answer. "The difference between -- the real question," she said, "is what's the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican."

    Matthews tried again: "Yeah, but what's the big difference between being a Democrat and being a socialist? You're the chairwoman of the Democratic Party. Tell me the difference between you and a socialist."
    A few days ago Chuck Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press" offered her a chance for a do-over. He replayed the exchange with Matthews, then asked: "Given that (Democratic presidential candidate) Bernie Sanders is an unabashed socialist and believes in social democratic governments -- (he) likes the ones in Europe -- what is the difference? Can you explain the difference?"

    And again she either could not or would not answer, and wanted to discuss the difference between Republicans and Democrats.

    On the one hand, Wasserman Schultz might have refused to answer because she did not want to put her thumb on the scale of the self-described socialist candidate Bernie Sanders or the likely nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton. No matter what Wasserman Schultz would've said, it would injure one while helping the other.

    That's one explanation. But the more likely explanation is simple. There is no real distinction between today's Democrats and socialists. A few years ago Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., conducted hearings in which she grilled oil executives for alleged price fixing. She threatened to nationalize their business. Did any Democrat speak out against her threat? No.
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    I don't know anything about Pence being a Socialist.

    1. peoplepower73 profile image96
      peoplepower73posted 22 months agoin reply to this

      That's what he calls himself.  I didn't make it up.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image31
      bradmasterOCcalposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      I googled it and I didn't find that.

    3. peoplepower73 profile image96
      peoplepower73posted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Sorry, he is a Social Conservative, not a Republican Socialist. Still what is the difference?
      http://www.economist.com/blogs/democrac … fter-pence

    4. bradmasterOCcal profile image31
      bradmasterOCcalposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Mike
      It is conservative and not liberal.

    5. lovemychris profile image63
      lovemychrisposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      the most anti abortion person out there, even when the life of the woman is at stake.  good going Dumpy. you have created Republican Woman for Hillary. I welcome you fellow second class citizens! like we need Pence as our Boss and "Controller"-Drake

    6. bradmasterOCcal profile image31
      bradmasterOCcalposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Leslie
      No one has changed abortion since Roe v Wade, and no one will until the SC decides differently.

  3. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 22 months ago

    Sanders polices are utterly economically impossible. Some of the Republican socialist policies are.

    1. peoplepower73 profile image96
      peoplepower73posted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Some of the Republican socialist policies are what, economically impossible or possible?

  4. junko profile image79
    junkoposted 22 months ago

    The Difference is the majority of Democrats don't openly support each other out of fear of being labeled "Liberal". At the point of the Democratic talking spear are blue and yellow dog Democrats who fear being pierced at the point of the Republican spear. The Republican talk loud and are better organize than Democrats, maybe that's because they are not as diverse as Democrats so with less diversity there is more unity. Anyway they talk louder and define Democrats more than Democrats do Republicans.

  5. Shawn McIntyre profile image86
    Shawn McIntyreposted 22 months ago

    Mike Pence is not a socialist, Republican or otherwise. Where are you getting this from?

    1. peoplepower73 profile image96
      peoplepower73posted 22 months agoin reply to this
    2. Shawn McIntyre profile image86
      Shawn McIntyreposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      I think you linked the wrong article, because that one says nothing about him being a Socialist.

    3. peoplepower73 profile image96
      peoplepower73posted 22 months agoin reply to this

      It states he is a social and fiscal conservative.  I was wrong about calling him a Republican Socialist.

    4. Shawn McIntyre profile image86
      Shawn McIntyreposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Yeah, Social Conservatism and Socialism are two entirely different concepts.

    5. lovemychris profile image63
      lovemychrisposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      I actually heard him called a "movement conservative". and to me, that's like inviting the inquisition to run your gvt.

 
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