I missed your reply until now somehow.
If it was a single random poster, I wouldn't base my argument on it. It has been every random poster I have posed the question and list to.
Then you were very selective about who you posed the question to. I note that you are discounting me, for example, who is a European, left wing and believes in private ownership of property.
The responses each time, explaining why the US Democrats are not on the left, came down to property ownership.
You earlier stated that European leftists don't believe in private ownership of property. What do you count Corbyn or Hamon as?
You can pout about it all you want, but that is the true European leftist position
Well you can make up as much shit as you like based on randos off the internet, but it doesn't make it true. Go on, find me an actual elected European left wing politician who doesn't believe in private ownership of property.
The real position is more along the lines of "you are allowed by the government to claim ownership of property, until we decide otherwise"
That's pretty much a universal truism: if the government comes and takes your property by force, and backed with incredibly dubious, but apparently valid laws, then there's bugger all you can do about it. See, for example "civil forefiture" in the US. Having a right wing president, congress and senate in the US hasn't stopped that even slightly. The right wing by European standards US seems way more keen on eminent domain than many much more nominally left wing European conutries too.
Personally I believe owning property is a right, but that doesn't give you the right to necessarily own absolutely anything (no matter how dangerous), nor does it give you the right to influct things on others. I also think the government has a right to levy taxes.
No, I understand people quite well. I understand that when they say the US Democratic Party is right-wing, they base that on their own beliefs of what separates left and right in politics.
Yeah but your beliefs differ from reality (and they do, so far all you've been able t oback it up with is "randos on the internet said so", rather than reference to actual politicians and policies).
OK, I just read a bit about them. Still doesn't change that the people I have asked what makes the US Democrats a right-wing party could only mention ownership of property as the main point.
Well, your premise is still "some randos on the internet said so", even though mainstream politics which is incredibly well documented differes from your opinion, you're going with the internet randos, not reality.