I have all kinds of people telling me that Candidate Sanders is not exactly what he claims himself to be … a “Socialist” of any flavor, stripe, nuance, etc.
So, if the candidate Sanders is not a “Socialist,” how come he has decided to use that word to brand his politics?
And if Socialist has nothing to do with his political views, why does he use it in describing himself when he must know that most Americans do not identify with Socialism and that most do not approve of socialism in any manifestation? It would seem to me to be adverse to his desire to win a Presidential election and continue to brand himself with a phrase that includes the word, “Socialist” in it.
Here is what Politifact has to say about it:
Now here is my opinion:
If the candidate says that he is as socialist and if he is not a socialist then, in my personal opinion he must be seriously mistaken.
And if he is seriously mistaken about his political identity then it follows that he is not going to get my vote under any circumstances.
Can Socialism be changed by adding prefixes to it?
Is there such things as:
I think we all need a clearer understanding of exactly what a Democratic Socialist is and I have another question: “Is this candidate the only member of The United States government who claims this title? Are there more Democratic Socialists other than Candidate Sanders? Is it an actual political movement in the United States? Where does this term derive from?