My high school government teacher drew a horizontal line on the chalkboard and started on the right. He made a dot and below it wrote reactionary. He said the reactionaries want to go back to the way things use to be.
He moved a little toward the center and wrote conservatives. He said the conservatives want to stop or slow changes.
In the middle he wrote moderate. He said moderates are willing to make some changes. But not extreme changes.
He kept going toward the left and wrote liberals. He said liberals want change (You can still find a few Democrats in this category)..
He kept going and wrote radical. He said radicals want to change everything radically (Like many of the Democrats today). Prolix Reconteur (above) does a good job of explaining what has come up in the Democratic Party.
These changes (if accepted by the country) would bring radical change to the United States. We would become a much different country.
The problem with liberalism is that it applies unnecessary constraints to the markets.?
That's a good point.
If somebody makes a bad product, the government (under liberalism) wants to step in and regulate the good and bad producers. Under capitalism (the conservatives) say to merely stop buying the bad product.
The difference is that the democrats say they are socialists and announce that to the world. It's real easy to call them socialist when they say they are. Your opinions of the Republicans are just that opinions. BTW...Pres Trump has been harder on the Russians than the last 2 or 3 Presidents which, I know, doesn't fit in your dialogue so you conveniently forget it.
Yet you seem to believe democrats are socialists. Who?s the troll?
I do not necessarily consider the label socialist inherently bad. I said it is a political philosophy that has not worked.
Compare socialism principles (I posted an earlier link to an article) and you will see the Democratic Party is beginning to espouse socialist beliefs (I.E., free education, free healthcare, lots of free stuff.....without explaining how it will be paid for).
Your other statement: Republicans are Soviet Marxists, is confusing (I.E.,Republicans and Soviet Marxists would seem to be an oxymoron)......... at face value this would seem to be troll banter.
I don't agree with Saturn that Republicans are Italian Fascists, but it make more sense.