Remarks quoted from Representative Abigail Spanberger (D) and posted by a Washington Post Congressional reporter. We’ve been told “Democrats aren’t Socialists!” ad nauseum in this forum, but it’s clear that the party itself now believes that it is Socialist and woke progressivism hurt them this election cycle. While I’d love to believe there’s a burgeoning movement of Democrats that wish to boot the Justice Democrats and the Bernie cult out of the party, I won’t hold my breath.
NSFW warning - if you follow all the tweets, they do turn rather profane.
Record turnout for the Democrats and Republicans so people came out to vote and ‘socialism’ (whatever that means nowadays) didn’t scare people away from the party. I think this had more to do with “defund the police” than any “socialism” personally
“defund the police” is a bad slogan, even I don’t like it.
“And talked to my boss, the mayor, everything was fine, and come to find out a couple days before this election, the city council had a special meeting — not their normally scheduled meeting, but a special meeting — and they voted to defund the police department, including my job,” he said.
Guess it depends on which side of that slogan you sit on as to the meaning.