Democratic Socialists?

The Democratic party already is. And has been for some 75 years. When I was looking for something else, I found this

Norman Thomas, the six-time Socialist Party candidate for U.S. President, said the following in a 1944 speech:

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened…. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”

And then I found this very interesting history of the Democrats at a site which intends to be “An Online Database of the left and its Agendas”.

Update: Closely related but clearly way beyond the fringes.

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