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User Info: AKA_Tex_Mex

AKA_Tex_Mex
1 month ago#1
By definition, if most people support a thing (such as Medicare for all, which Clinton has spent her career fighting against on behalf of her donors), it becomes the centrist, moderate position.
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User Info: young_flip

young_flip
1 month ago#2
so history and political theory don't matter when evaluating how far left or right something is, just whatever the position it is most people are holding now?
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User Info: CherryTsundere

CherryTsundere
1 month ago#3
How can UHC be extreme when bascially every other First World country has it:

https://imgur.com/XIg6WZG.jpg

Like if you asked for every company to become public, okay that would be "extremely left" I guess.
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User Info: Garioshi

Garioshi
1 month ago#4
young_flip posted...
so history and political theory don't matter when evaluating how far left or right something is, just whatever the position it is most people are holding now?

implying medicare for all is far left
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User Info: willythemailboy

willythemailboy
1 month ago#5
CherryTsundere posted...
Like if you asked for every company to become public, okay that would be "extremely left" I guess.

That's garden variety socialism. Several board members already advocate for that.

Extreme would be like that one BLM group that demanded firing authority over all federal law enforcement agents.
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User Info: PhlogPyro

PhlogPyro
1 month ago#6
willythemailboy posted...
That's garden variety socialism.

State socialism is far left though.
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User Info: TradPaladin01

TradPaladin01
1 month ago#7
Hate speech laws. Easy.

User Info: Bond_543

Bond_543
1 month ago#8
PhlogPyro posted...
willythemailboy posted...
That's garden variety socialism.

State socialism is far left though.


no it isnt. leftists reject the state.
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User Info: Bond_543

Bond_543
1 month ago#9
CherryTsundere posted...
How can UHC be extreme when bascially every other First World country has it:


every country had slavery too at one point. and people now think thats extreme.
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User Info: Hyena 20

Hyena 20
1 month ago#10
Nader's platform included a 1000 USD reward bounty for anyone who sues the government for wasting of funds.
I'm not joking, this was actually on his campaign website.

Actually, I have the stuff that he wanted as well as that the 2004 greens wanted.

Here's the Green Party platform from like 2004, IIRC.

--Single-payer medicine like what Canada has.
--Also include single-payer Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong and biofeedback to reduce stress.
--"We support the teaching of holistic health approaches and, as appropriate, the use of complementary and alternative therapies such as herbal medicines, homeopathy, acupuncture, and other healing approaches."
--"Primary care, through a renewed attention to family medicine as opposed to increased medical specialization, is necessary."
--End racial segregation of prisoners (good luck with that)
--"The Green Party calls for permanent border passes to all citizens of Mexico and Canada whose identity can be traced and verified. Work permits for citizens of Mexico and Canada must be easily obtainable, thereby decriminalizing the act of gainful employment."
--"Use vacant housing - whether at closed military bases, housing kept off the market by speculators, or landlords delinquent in taxes - to shelter homeless persons."
--Do away with fluoridated drinking water, because 'it's toxic' and the fluoride used 'comes from the fertilizer industry'.

There ya go. Plenty of extreme left crap.
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