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Monday, July 23, 2018

Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator.

Three days later, he told The Associated Press it was time to join up. He's now the only major-party Senate candidate in the nation to be a dues-paying democratic socialist.

Ringelstein's leap is the latest evidence of a nationwide surge in the strength and popularity of an organization that, until recently, operated on the fringes of the liberal movement's farthest left flank. As Donald Trump's presidency stretches into its second year, democratic socialism has become a significant force in Democratic politics.

Its rise comes as Democrats debate whether moving too far left will turn off voters.



Anonymous said...

Moving too far left or too far right turns off voters.

Anonymous said...

Democratic Socialism equals
Open world Muslim boarders
Free everything paid for by Republican taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

It is not surging it is being exposed, it has been here for a while we just never really could see it. our children we certainly being taught it

Anonymous said...

Yeah, right. Like the gay community. NOT? If you look at the news everybody and their mother is gay and proud now. It’s not even cool to be heterosexual anymore. Same with Socialism. It’s all a facade to make it look popular and appealing just to rebel.
Everyone knows they have to advertise and recruit for both communities because they are both miserable failures of a lifestyle.

Anonymous said...

Someone forgot to tell these folks that everywhere socialism has been implemented it has failed.