Has anyone here ever heard one person advocate for socialism in the country

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He's not a socialist, he just honeymoons in the Soviet Union, calls himself a socialist, loves the Sandinistics, praised Cuban economy and in 2011:

"Bernie said in 2011 (emphasis mine): “These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, VENEZUELA and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger. Who's the banana republic now?” "

But, let's play the No True Scotsman fallacy game with jbander over here.
I wonder if any of the brave firefighters in the media has pointed out to Sanders that people are eating their own pets to survive in that paradise of income equality known as Venezuela.
 
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I wonder if any of the brave firefighters in the media has pointed out to Sanders that people are eating their own pets to survive in that paradise of income equality known as Venezuela.
Just to give you some perspective on how bad things can really get, during the Great Famine of 1317-1321 in Europe, triggered by a sudden change in climate, people were trying to survive by eating animal feces and digging up corpses and eating those.

In at least SOME ways, curiously, it is Mr. Trump who is trying to push us in the direction of Venezuela. He certainly seems to want a Central Bank that does exactly what he wishes it to do, given his frequent hectoring of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, and the Central Bank of Venezuela has been under the firm control of first Chavez and then Maduro since Chavez took over, and the predictable result of that is in fact the hyperinflation that the people of Venezuela are now suffering from. Shrug.
 
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I wonder if any of the brave firefighters in the media has pointed out to Sanders that people are eating their own pets to survive in that paradise of income equality known as Venezuela.
Because Venezuela is the epitome of socialism like Somalia is the epitome of Libertarianism? How many more third world shithole countries are you going to blame evil socialism for creating? How about the fact that big oil stole their resources for decades and decades, think that could have hurt their economy? I had a roomie in college back in 1961 whose father was a petroleum engineer working in Venezuela busily stealing their resources.
 

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Because Venezuela is the epitome of socialism like Somalia is the epitome of Libertarianism? How many more third world shithole countries are you going to blame evil socialism for creating? How about the fact that big oil stole their resources for decades and decades, think that could have hurt their economy? I had a roomie in college back in 1961 whose father was a petroleum engineer working in Venezuela busily stealing their resources.
I lost count of the logical fallacies in this post.
 
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Anyone not wearing blinders knows that we are under attack, by those who are corrupted by creed and power, and they're trying to strip us/US of the fundementals our nation was founded with and meant to endure the evil side side of human nature.
 
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See Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio - Cortez for starters...

Denying is not new behavior from the left...many deny being liberal and most deny being socialist, they know it's inherently foul in their hearts.

Or I can sit back and watch you enjoy the socialist fruits of everyone's labor.
 
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Weird how the income gap only got worse after the left passed their health care reform.
Yes, but I didn't have to file for bankruptcy because I HAD affordable health insurance.

The fact is the cost of living has far outpaced wages.....and that whole trickle down bullshit hasn't worked.

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