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Poll: 53 Percent of Democrats Hold Favorable View of Socialism

Beethovens10th Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:35 PM
What shocks me more is that 23% of "Republicans" have a positive view of socialism. (Must be the Mitt Romney brand.)
Joycey Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:46 PM
They think socialism means being socialized in school and cocktail parties. So as not to have bad manners. Like nose picking in public. That sort of thing.

Whenever conservatives bring up the s-word in political discourse, indignant liberals recoil at the term.  How dare you call us Socialists?  Fine.  Let's make a deal.  We'll abide by a self-imposed cease and desist order on the socialism label just as soon as you guys explain this to the rest of us (see the final line item):

Capitalism -- the system that built America into the unparalleled economic engine and global hegemon that it is today -- is statistically tied with Socialism among Democrats, on the...