MaxGravy wrote:The Democrat party ... founded the KKK ... Shouldn't they have to change their name as well?
I'm guessing that if you didn't want me to weigh in, you would have hidden it from me in the Politics area, so here goes...
Some D's are already doing this, calling themselves Democratic Socialists. It won't be too long before the "Democratic" part is dropped completely.
By the way, parties change over time, in case you haven't noticed. The KKK now tends to favor the R's - I wonder why?
Dude, don't you see what's happening? The full-on Socialism thing is a last ditch effort. Their poster child is that wild-eyed girl from NY. In comparison, she makes Bernie Sanders look like Ronald Reagan (and Albert Einstein with how stupid she is). Bernie's ideas are so crazy, he couldn't even beat Hillary, which must be a very easy thing to do if you believe the Left's rhetoric of the quality of the candidate that did beat her. Up until recently, the mantra had been open borders. Then European countries, notorious for their absolute open-border policies, started placing restrictions. So the Left was smart to shut up about that when they did. Also, the blatantly obvious publicity stunts with a more than willing media, eg. Auntie Maxine, have all grown old. Socialism, with their kinda-hot-in-an-insane-sorta-way girl is the only thing getting the clicks right now. I don't think it's a very good strategic move at all by the Left. Actually, I think the Left no longer has a concept of strategy and are riding a runaway train that they won't be able to stop. All they know is to shove it down your throat ... whatever the flavor of the day.
So, I agree that the Left should probably drop the Democrat name. They need a new start, in addition to all of the evils that the American people have been subjected to under that party's name. I mean really, change Lake Calhoun or Austin, Texas but keep that evil name? It just doesn't make sense. But I don't think choosing ... what would it be? ... Socialistic? Socialistican? United Socialist States that used to be a freedom-loving Republic (U.S.S.R.)? ... none of those is a very wise choice if you care about political strategy at all.
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Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. Voltaire