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Old 06-24-2019, 05:55 PM
 
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LOL. I was just riffing off the OP's fiction. Or did you believe what the OP posted was the truth?

(And I'm not a "he".)
Apologies for the mistake.

So what is the dem platform? Just today I'm hearing.

Student loan forgiveness
Reparations for gay couples
Free college
Mass amnesty
War tax
raising taxes in general
Green new deal

All those sound good until you scratch the surface and find out what's under the hood.
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:56 PM
 
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If you saw it on Facebook, it must be true. SMH.



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Old 06-24-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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Here's what the Dems should run on:

- Universal healthcare coverage for US citizens and green card holders ONLY
- Bring US troops home and stay out of the Middle East
- Abortion rights up to 20 weeks only, except in extreme circumstances
- Full gun rights, but SEVERE penalties on gun violence or blatantly unsafe handling/storage of firearms
- No free college or student loan debt forgiveness, but possibly a cap on interest rates
- No identity politics BS, focus on raising quality of life for all citizens and LEGAL residents
- Greatly simplify the tax code
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:36 PM
Status: "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Cancel student loan debt won't ever happen but it is a great issue for Democrats to get people to polls. I think hearings on slavery reparations is mainly about improving Black Democrat turnout which was dismal for Hillary. I think Trump's talk of deporting all illegal residents is also undo-able but great for motivating his base.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Orange County... Arizona bound
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At what point will it be more beneficial to be an immigrant than a citizen?
In California 10 years ago
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Out West
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I'm not going to bother with your entire laundry list, but please quit telling lies about Colorado and its elected representatives. "Some lady in Colorado" aka Denver City Councilwoman-elect Candi CdeBaca has been compared to Democratic Socialist AOC, but CdeBaca does not call herself "communist" or advocate that Denver become the new mecca for Communist thought for the USA. If you bothered to read something besides right wing propaganda, you'd know that CdeBaca has been fighting against the federal and local government's attempt to condemn her working class Denver neighborhood to turn it into a new artery for mushrooming Denver's project to turn every iota of land within the city limits to yet another broadening/ extension of I-70 or I-25 or I-470 so that the rich yuppies who work in the downtown area can speed on home to their million dollar houses in Denver's ever expanding exurbs and to hell with the working class men and women who live in the impacted communities. She'd like a commitment from the city council for better air quality, as well.

Sure sounds like a manifesto by Lenin to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=zkuBmsfSiUM

What she is describing IS communism...by any means necessary, she said.

Don't even try to play it off like it's not.
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:57 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Originally Posted by Three Wolves In Snow View Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=zkuBmsfSiUM

What she is describing IS communism...by any means necessary, she said.

Don't even try to play it off like it's not.
She is describing the proposal by federal and local government to cover her working class neighborhood in asphalt, thus making it mostly unlivable and destroying whatever property values that may still exist in her constituent's part of Denver. Why is it that the fat cats with all that "infrastructure" money stuck in their back pockets can seize property by the so-called right of eminent domain and pay dimes in exchange for dollars to the people who actually have lived worked and invested in their current neighborhoods?

Your YouTube clip ended with the Cambridge Dictionary's definition of communism: An economic system based on public ownership of property and control of the methods of production and in which no person profits from the work of others.

Denver's governmental agencies want to seize property from private, individual owners ands turn the land into a public thoroughfare instead of making the city planners find a more reasonable solution other than theft of private property to create a system of public ownership that benefits a select few. By your own source's definition, that's communism and Ms. CdeBaca is rightfully angry about this turn of events.

BTW, anyone who may be reading this and thinking of moving to Colorado, DON"T DO IT! There is NO affordable housing anywhere except on the eastern plains. We have an insane state tax system that guarantees that all existing roads are in a horrible state of disrepair and folks in western Colorado get slicked off the highways and die by avalanches every winter. The roads from Denver and Colorado Springs to favorite mountain resort areas are so clogged that you can't get there from here. Our governor is both gay and a Democrat and now any elected representative who fights for the rights of her constituents is called a "communist."

I suggest that anyone with any bright ideas about this state follow the advise of one of our more prolific forum members and move to Nebraska instead.
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:04 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Originally Posted by Cape Cod Todd View Post
I saw this today on Facebook and thought that it pretty much summed up the Democrat running platform for 2020.



The Platform as written.



Socialism
Kill Babies
Raise Taxes
Open Borders
Defund Military
Take Away Guns
Weaken Economy
Defend Illegal Aliens
Suppress Free Speech
Reparations
Remove Electoral College



and I would add a few



Free College

Payoff Everyone's Student Debt
The Green New Deal


and the Biggie that goes without saying but they are raging about it...



Get Trump OUT.





Do you agree with this list? Did I miss anything? Do you have anymore examples of the brilliant ideas that the Dems are running on that you would add to the list?
The clown show continues.
The free crap auction!
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Originally Posted by ohhwanderlust View Post
Here's what the Dems should run on:

- Universal healthcare coverage for US citizens and green card holders ONLY
- Bring US troops home and stay out of the Middle East
- Abortion rights up to 20 weeks only, except in extreme circumstances
- Full gun rights, but SEVERE penalties on gun violence or blatantly unsafe handling/storage of firearms
- No free college or student loan debt forgiveness, but possibly a cap on interest rates
- No identity politics BS, focus on raising quality of life for all citizens and LEGAL residents
- Greatly simplify the tax code



That sounds like in part what Trump ran on. They are common sense or should be but sadly lacking and the Dems are planning on the opposite.
What I don't understand is that there are many smart people out there that believe in and keep voting for anyone with a "D" beside their name and back anything they scheme up.?



Reparations? Championing for the Rights of Illegal Aliens? These are the biggies that really makes a sane person scratch their noggins as to what has happened to the Democrat party?
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Originally Posted by BentBow View Post
The clown show continues.
The free crap auction!





It is tough to beat "Free" .



Trump wants to give people the opportunity to work and earn a paycheck but who would choose to work when the Dems are promising Free money, Free college, erasing your student debt if you have that, Free healthcare, etc etc... Reparations "Free' money if you are black. I even heard that one of the Demwits is talking about offering reparations for gay and lesbian people because they have been oppressed and there is a city that is paying gang members not to shoot people.



How can anyone compete with FREE ?
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