Is it really true that compared to the rest of the world, the Democrats would be considered a fairly conservative party?
- 1 month ago
No.. the democrats of today are a communist group working to bring down the American government and America as we know it. and people better start waking up to it and soon!
- Warren TLv 71 month ago
IF THAT IS TRUE, THE WORLD HAS A HUGE PROBLEM
- Alan HLv 71 month ago
They would be viewed as slightly right of centre in most European countries
Many of your Republicans are so far right, they are in danger of falling off the edge.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
It might be more accurate to say very conservative. For example, in most countries, even the conservatives agree that the government should provide universal healthcare. Obamacare doesn't go far enough to even be considered in most of the world.
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- FoofaLv 71 month ago
Not "the rest of the world", but when people say this they really mean the EU. The DNC would be far more "conservative" in terms of being in lockstep with corporate power, but far more "liberal" in terms of some of the statements uttered by "the squad". So there's really no direction comparison even within the EU. But most of the rest of the world is considerably more right leaning than most "developed nations" are. In most cases this is a function of religion.
- CliveLv 71 month ago
That's about right. If I compare them to the UK Conservative Party, they'd get on rather well with the moderate wing of that. The UK's other two big parties, Labour and the Liberal Democrats, are rather more left-wing than anything the USA has. Bear in mind that Labour is positively socialist - that is, it believes that all major industries should be owned by government - and had that in its constitution until it was removed around 20 years ago. All the parties are fervent believers in single-payer health care simply because they think it's a good thing that nobody should go bankrupt just because they're sick.
Look around the rest of Europe and the political spectrum is much the same. The Republicans appear like extremist libertarians by comparison.
- u_bin_calledLv 71 month ago
The establishment democrats currently in power? Yes.
In fact, the likes of Biden, Pelosi et. al. are more akin to UK Conservatives.... loyal soldiers of a system with a rigid structure featuring impenetrable lines between classes...where a "benevolent aristocracy" gives the "commons" just enough to keep them comfortably dependent...
This is one reason an older generation of 1960s progressives (Bernie) and a newer generation of young mavericks (Ocasio-Cortez, etc.) are so often running against the entrenched segments of their own party as they are their GOP opponents...
- MardukLv 71 month ago
Yes, the Conservatives are so far right they make the nazzis look liberal!!
- numbnuts222Lv 71 month ago
Yes, Americans are generally horrified by the welfare states that the rest of the 1st world posseses. A conservative from Europe would be seen as a practical communist in the US
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes, that is absolutely true. Every time the Republican Party moves farther to the right, the center and the left move right too.
“The left moved to the right, and the right moved into a mental institution.”
- Bill Maher