Skip to comments.Trump raises a new menace - socialism - and Democrats canít agree how to respond
Posted on 02/15/2019 12:39:08 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
When Democrats unveiled their Green New Deal to fight climate change, the Republican response was swift and strikingly uniform.
A socialist wish list, said a spokesman for the national party.
The socialist Democrats are off to a great start! exclaimed a spokesman for the GOPs congressional campaign committee.
Socialism may begin with the best of intentions, but it always ends with the Gestapo, chimed in Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, invoking Winston Churchill.
The echo was no accident. Rather, it marked a purposeful shift in rhetoric and political strategy as President Trump and his party increasingly focus on his reelection and wield the S-word, socialism, as their preferred weapon.
The presidents political rise has been replete with dark and scary imagery and perceived threats of his own making. Marauding street gangs. Rapists, drug dealers, murderers spilling across the countrys border with Mexico. By invoking a socialist threat, he summons - at least for those of a certain age - the whiff of Red Menace, bread lines and an assault on democracy and the countrys foundational free-enterprise system.
Its the sense of something foreign, something un-American, said Stephanie Mudge, a UC Davis sociologist.
It also divides Democrats in a way emotional issues such as immigration, abortion and gun control generally do not.
The center of gravity within the Democratic Party has unarguably shifted leftward in recent years; polls show that Democrats have a much more favorable view of socialism than the rest of the electorate. Support for universal healthcare, higher hourly wages, increased taxes on billionaires and greater government oversight of the economy have all become standard orthodoxy among the partys leading White House contenders.
But the consensus quickly breaks down when the question is how best to achieve those goals.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
How do you fight truth... when your “mockingbird” mouthpieces are being silenced?
Ban & outlaw Socialism in America . Stand up a national Civilian Volunteer Militia , whose primary mission is to root our and remove socialism from the fabric of American society . Socialists count on no one doing anything about them .
I imagine , as he and his family faced their Bolshevik socialist executioners , he had the thought “ Why did we get rid of these people when they were singular and vulnerable ?”
Are we going to repeat that here ? Wait...until it’s too late ? At what cost do we continue to tolerate the intolerable ?
If you need a retort to a liberal about Socialism, especially if they hold up Sweden as an example (which they often do), have them watch this:
excuse me : Czar Nicholas
PDJT is scheduled to deliver a speech next Monday at the International University of Florida in Miami.
Should be a barn-burner!!
They HAVE agreed how to respond.
Unfortunately most Republicans in congress agreed with them as well.
OPEN BORDERS RULE.
I give one generation before calls for ‘land reform’ in this country.
The Democrat Party has been run by Reds for decades.
Who does the LA Times think it’s kidding?
And one thing that repeatedly should be tied to socialism by the Republicans . . . the dictatorial variation of it . . . is that of the Democratic Party’s ceaseless pursuit of gun control. Their intentions are evil and murderous.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one. ... Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms.
The U.S. is like the 25 year-old moron who would piss away $200,000 on a Lamborghini ... except he's too busy paying off $200,000 of college debt to buy it.
I'll go with:
You can vote your way into Socialism, but you have to shoot your way out of it.
Thank goodness the Socialist-Demos have rejected the path of moderation they said would be their path to the Congress and the presidency. Most of those that ran for Congress as faux moderates have signed on to the New Green Deal agenda, as have those that announced their candidacy for the Dem presidential nomination. It will create a target-rich environment for President Trump and all GOP candidates. So I say to the Socialists. let’s have more of the same!
Next step — call it what it really is — use the c-word.
Or simply ask them “Oh, how long did you live in Sweden?”
They’ll stammer and start going into various cliche leftist talking points to avoid admitting that they’ve never actually lived under the system they’re promoting.
Socialism is both a political and economic philosophy that promotes big-government non-constitutional fascism, and progressive redistribution of wealth by government masterminds — the definition of the modern democrat party.
You misspelled ‘modern UNIPARTY’
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