Leader of Democratic Socialists of America Responds to ‘Democrat Socialist Party’ Resolution

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I just talked to Frank Llewellyn, the national director of the Democratic Socialists of America, who was understandably nonplussed by the Republican National Committee’s “Democrat Socialist Party” resolution.

“It’s objectionable,” said Llewellyn, “because they’re giving socialism a bad name by associating it with the Democrats, who are the second-most capitalist party in the world. The election of this president, sadly, hasn’t changed that.”

Llewellyn read through the resolution and knocked Republicans for defining “bailouts to Wall Street” as socialism. “This is more evidence of the extremely shallow and surreal discussion of socialism that has surfaced in American politics,” he said. “It’s nothing more than name-calling. The authors demonstrate how little they know about what 21st century American socialism is all about. These people make the same mistake that their ancestors did during the New Deal. They mistake a president trying to save capitalism from itself for a president trying to transform capitalism into something different.”

All in all, said Llewellyn, it’s an example of how far Republicans have fallen and why “they’re not going to gain much in the next election cycle.”

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Comment posted May 13, 2009 @ 6:15 pm

It just goes to prove that the Republican Party has not a clue what a Socialist is and what socialism as a political ID means to America and the Working class of this country.


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Using those two examples, we would get no idea what “Socialist” means, since the USSR (Communist) and NAZI (Fascist) regimes were ideological extremes that despised each other. All it suggests is that the Republicans are not the first ones to throw around the “socialist” label without having a clue of what it means.


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As patriotic Americans, it is our duty to follow in the footsteps laid down by the founding fathers of America. By the grace of God, we each shoulder the responsibility to protect and preserve our great Nation. Therein, we each proudly rise up and Pledge our Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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In short, I pray you will join in building this new political party. Together, despite the perception that Washington cannot be changed, we can restore our Nation back to a, “Government by the People, for the People”.
Thank you, and God Bless America.
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