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    Bernie Sanders fully calls himself a Democratic Socialist, and the voters he represents know that, and elected him for that reason. He's on the left book-end of the U.S. Congress, yes, but doesn't seem radical. He proposes things that could realistically be attempted and implemented, whether good or bad or in-between.

    He's not a Communist because he doesn't advocate overthrowing the government in a Workers' Revolution (nor Obama, obviously, for the same reason).

    Anyway... (shrug).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    Bernie Sanders fully calls himself a Democratic Socialist, and the voters he represents know that, and elected him for that reason. He's on the left book-end of the U.S. Congress, yes, but doesn't seem radical. He proposes things that could realistically be attempted and implemented, whether good or bad or in-between.

    He's not a Communist because he doesn't advocate overthrowing the government in a Workers' Revolution (nor Obama, obviously, for the same reason).

    Anyway... (shrug).
    Well I wouldnt say that's all it takes to qualify as a communist, there's a lot of libertarian militias which are communist by that standard.

    Although I appreciate the point you're making, labelling everyone socialist or communist in a prejorative sense is going to lose its impact soon, it'll mean nothing, like calling someone a fascist or gentleman before that.
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    No one is a communist anymore. Communism is so passé.
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