Ed.  Democrats: known leftists 80 years ago. 

Hat tip: H Gregory Badger

Norman Mattoon Thomas was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

The following quote has been attributed to him:

DEMOCRATS AND SOCIALISTS AND LIBERALS AND LEFTISTS
Of course, everything Thomas is reputed to have said here is quite true. But Snopes claims he never made the statement.

Snopes tells us the statement never took place; it was improperly attributed to Thomas.

But Snopes agrees Thomas DID say the following:

“The American People will take Socialism, but they won’t take the label. I certainly proved it in the case of EPIC. Running on the Socialist ticket I got 60,000 votes, and running on the slogan to ‘End Poverty in California’ I got 879,000. I think we simply have to recognize the fact that our enemies have succeeded in spreading the Big Lie. There is no use attacking it by a front attack, it is much better to out-flank them.”

The scheme to “outflank” the American people by cleverly imposing Socialism in an underhanded way on an unsuspecting…even trusting…public.

Quickly now…which Political Party does such artful cunning, corruption and deceit most remind you of?