...even though Republicans all seem to assert that Democrats are all simultaneously Marxists, Socialists, and Communists. They don't seem to have a very good grasp of the various isms.<quoted text>It just came to me why we have this discussion pretty often on this thread. Having a democracy may confuse having democratic ideals with Democrat..ic principles, while having a republic assures Republic...an principles. Chuckles !!
I'm becoming more and more convinced that many conservatives have heard the term "Socialist" used so often as a generic disparaging adjective that it has lost its actual meaning -- "I hate Brussel Sprouts, they taste so Socialist."