Explaining Socialism to a Republican

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Good luck with that. They're drones. All they here is Socialism = Evil. They can handle nothing else.
 
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The "socialism" problem that many on the Right has is that, when you deal in absolutes, you paint yourself into a corner.

Elements of what could be construed as "socialism" exist and have existed for a long time in America.

It's about equilibrium, not absolutes. For some reason they don't grasp that, and it makes their positions easy targets.

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One thing they don't realize is a family that works together,does things for each other is socialism...
 

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One thing they don't realize is a family that works together,does things for each other is socialism...
Individual families not families as a collective.
Families as a collective is Socialism.
Yet the way the Dem's set up the welfare system, is to make it so that they don't have a marriage and makes it for women to have more babies so that they can get a bigger monthly check. Single parenting makes that family poorer and more dependent on the Government.
 

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One thing they don't realize is a family that works together,does things for each other is socialism...
Eye roll, that was stupid
Really why is that because you know its true.A family is a collective
A family may be, I have no interest in taking care of the masses. You like it so much you do it.
Right, because in your faith people don't matter. What are you called again? Oh right, a Catholic.
 

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Medicare Part D, created by the GOP, is socialism. Conservatives all say the same eye-rolling thing when you point this out: "But I opposed it!" Riiiiiight. Sure you did.
 

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Medicare Part D, created by the GOP, is socialism. Conservatives all say the same eye-rolling thing when you point this out: "But I opposed it!" Riiiiiight. Sure you did.
I didn't "eye roll" at that, pay attention
 

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Medicare Part D, created by the GOP, is socialism. Conservatives all say the same eye-rolling thing when you point this out: "But I opposed it!" Riiiiiight. Sure you did.
Yes, I did oppose it. Why would I want to pay the bills of a bunch of greedy geezers who are already on the dole?
 

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The "socialism" problem that many on the Right has is that, when you deal in absolutes, you paint yourself into a corner.

Elements of what could be construed as "socialism" exist and have existed for a long time in America.

It's about equilibrium, not absolutes. For some reason they don't grasp that, and it makes their positions easy targets.

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Dogs have always had fleas. That doesn't mean they are good for the dog.
 

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Nationalizing the Banks is Fascism NOT Socialism.

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