Socialist, Democrat – Is There A Difference?

Posted: 06/30/2008 by that's Elbert in Delaware, democrats, election, Politics, President, socialism, socialist
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There’s something very nice about political parties in Delaware. In general, it is fairly easy to get your political party on the ballot. This means that many choices are available to each voter. And for the most part, the minor party candidates are treated as candidates and not the red-headed step child of the election.

Today I thought I would be reading something about the Democrats when I saw this headline: Socialists register for Delaware ballot. Instead, it was an article about the Socialist Workers Party getting their Presidential nominee on the ballot here in Delaware. Yes, I should be able to tell the difference between the two parties, but explain the difference after you read this:

[The Socialist Workers Party candidates] represent a platform that includes active support for unions and labor groups, withdrawal of all American troops from foreign nations and citizen status for all residents of other countries now in America illegally. The group has branded American forces as “imperialist” representatives of wealthy American interests.

Well, I’ll give you this. The Socialist Workers apparently want to remove all troops on foreign soil, whereas the Democrats only want to remove troops fighting the war on terror.

  1. That would be . . . Elbert says:

    Fascism represents a platform that often promotes a type of national unity that is based on cultural, racial, or religious underpinnings with the concern of cultural decline and decadence. Key attributes of fascism include militarism, corporatism, populism, and an aversion to political liberalism. Sounds like the poster child for modern consevative republicanism huh? Two can play that game!

  2. kavips says:

    Both fascism and socialism are dinosaur movements originating early then petering out during the middle of the last century. Both are as relevant today as are the Tory nnd Greenback parties.

    I don’t know about you , but as soon as I see either term used, I tune out and click to something else….

    Both are B…O…R…I…N…G….

    I think it is time to replace those tired old monikers with words like Republican and Democrat. Those descriptions will no doubt be old in the next century, but at least for now, they still have meaning.

    If there are any out there still fighting fascism and or socialism…..I’ve got news for you…. You’re a has-been. The world has moved on and passed you by, loser……..

  3. kavips says:

    Upon a rereading after clicking Submit, it belatedly occurred to me that some people out there may take my last word above, personally. It was intended to be applied generally to both sides… Sorry for any unintentional repercussions….. 🙂

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