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Democratic Socialists of America will not endorse a presidential candidate if Bernie doesn’t get Dem nomination

Democratic Socialists of America will not endorse a presidential candidate if Bernie doesn’t get Dem nomination

This may actually be a good thing for Democrats.

The Democratic Socialists of America provide considerable energy for Democrat candidates. The label Democratic Socialist is embraced by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others.

The DSA just held its annual conference, and it was pretty much what you would expect when 1000 socialists got together — it devolved at times into self-parody.

On a more substantive point, Resolution 15 provided that “DSA will not endorse another Democratic candidate if Bernie does not prevail.”

You can listen to the debate at this lives tream (last 15 minutes).

The concerns expressed were, my paraphrase, that DSA not sell out its principles which only Bernie could satisfy, and on the other hand, isn’t it better to unite against Trump regardless.

The Resolution was passed, so DSA will not endorse the Democrat nominee if it’s not Bernie.

At a superficial level, this could mean diminished enthusiasm from an important part of the anti-Trump coalition. In tight states, even a relatively small number of people staying home or not campaigning for a Democrat could be significant.

But beyond that superficial level, the “Socialist” label is going to be pinned on any Democrat who is likely to get the nomination, though it will be a tough sell for Biden. Republicans believe, and there is support for it, that the Socialist label is political death among all groups except liberal millennials.

By not endorsing Biden, or Warren, or Harris, or whomever, the DSA has done Democrats a favor. They may have Republicans calling them Socialists, but they won’t have the Democratic Socialists of America endorsement featured around the clock in attack ads.


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BerettaTomcat | August 4, 2019 at 7:46 pm

Most don’t know the DSA exists, and Trump will ensure the Democrat nominee is seen as a Socialist.

Antifundamentalist | August 4, 2019 at 8:18 pm

Good for them. Now…on to more serious issues…

So, how many members are there in the DSA? 35,000 to 37,000

The NRA has upwards of 5,000,000 members.

Don’t know what that means, but just thought I’d throw it out there for comparison.

    kyrrat in reply to rinardman. | August 4, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Tossing out two single data points and then stating that you know no causal comparison point between the two but you are just ‘tossing them out there’ doesn’t really tell anyone anything. If there is some hidden point you are trying to make then it is not coming through.

      Barry in reply to kyrrat. | August 4, 2019 at 10:21 pm

      “If there is some hidden point you are trying to make then it is not coming through.”

      It’s clear as a bell to non commies.

      Evil Otto in reply to kyrrat. | August 5, 2019 at 5:56 am

      You know exactly what point he’s making.

        kyrrat in reply to Evil Otto. | August 5, 2019 at 8:28 pm

        Had to think it through whether to engage since you are clearly making decisions about what I believe based on no data. But here goes, I have degrees in Marketing. I can take two data points and with the right text accompanying I can make them say almost anything to the right reader. Confirmation bias takes care of almost any flaws. This is WHY I do not trust any poll. OR any two data points and make any ASSUMPTIONS about them. I know how easy it is to make a poll read to any target bias group. This is also the reason my child goes to a religious school that teaches classically so that they have the ability to deconstruct arguments, recognize emotion based reactions to events, and look at the past and the future and make judgement based on the principles and ethics, grounded in their religion, that they have been taught.

The resolution drew overwhelming applause jazz hands.

I sent to this L5 Society (promote the space colony ideas of Gerard K. O’Neill) meeting a long time ago at MIT.
Everybody there was just like these bozos.
Imagine being locked in a giant glass cylinder in the vacuum of space with these lunatics.

During the meeting they addressed each as “Comrade.”

Do you think Boris and Natasha were in the back room?

That is so special. I’m sure at least half of them will vote for Trump being that “Feel the Bern” is going back to being more about heartburn than it being the wealthy “independent” Sanders once again.

Biden isn’t going to be the nomination, more hit pieces will keep coming out against him, and he will keep stepping into gaffe after gaffe. Biden is not a smart man. He is old, white and therefore racist and filled with toxic masculinity, which is against the National Socialist Party. Bernie past his sell date, and he has more energy and mental agility than Biden has.

I am impressed with one thing though, these commicrats are able to say “comrade” with a straight face.


That video…..

How are they going to win the war against capitalism when they are going to be too busy crying like babies to each other?

Please don’t whisper. I’m prone to sensory overload!

Don’t use gender language to address everyone!

I’d get kicked out of that place immediately even if I was a commie, which I’m not, because my inner troll would start whispering loud enough for Mr. Sensitive to hear it and for the second guy I’d be saying out loud, “You tell them man! Yeah!” LOL

The video of that meeting is unbelievable buffoonery, but it should scare the crap of all of us. This could very well have been a Red Guard or Khmer Rouge meeting, after which genocide began.

    Evil Otto in reply to | August 5, 2019 at 5:58 am

    The thoughts may be the same, but the ability to act on them is another matter. These cretins aren’t exactly a force of terror. They get worked up over people applauding and using common words. I’m not worried about them forming a Red Guard and committing genocide, because a loud noise would frighten them off.

When socialists have a conference, who do they send the bill to?

As A Vermonter who never voted for the Burnmeister,if that Communist is ever elected president it will be the ruin of this nation.

I was amused by the part where they were discussing the voting procedure for electing their “NPC representative”.

I was amused by the part where they were discussing the voting procedure for electing their “NPC representative”.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 5, 2019 at 4:56 pm

People should know about the communist DSA.

Many here will enjoy this account of the communists influence in America (if they are not already aware of it).

American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character

In “American Betrayal”, Diana West argues that — current policies today notwithstanding — America began to abandon its core ideals and march toward Socialism nearly 75 years ago. Starting in the late 1930s, at the time of FDR, the Soviets were already in a position to take advantage of the many communist sympathizers in the U.S. Not only FDR, but also Presidents Truman and Eisenhower and those in their inner circles played roles in enabling the U.S.S.R. as well as concealing the massive Moscow-directed penetration of American society. West shows that the system of spies designed to denigrate the American way of life was deep and extensive.