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New York Magazine: Fool Midwest Voters by Rebranding Socialism
Newsbusters ^ | July 3, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 07/03/2018 12:14:15 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Pssst! Don't call it socialism, especially in the Midwest. Pass it along.

New York magazine writer Eric Levitz admits in his July 3 article that the socialism of Democratic-Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx by way of Westchester County might be a tough sell to voters in the Midwest. His solution is to rebrand that leftist ideology in a way to make socialism somehow palatable to them. Levitz makes his palatability proposals in Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialism Can Work in the Midwest — With a Rebrand:

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Indiana; US: Iowa; US: Missouri; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; dncstrategy; redstates; socialism; socialists
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Great idea. Discussing OUT IN THE OPEN how to fool Midwest voters by rebranding socialism.
1 posted on 07/03/2018 12:14:15 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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More proof that libtard progressive DEMs, as with most politicians, think the American people ARE idiots.......


2 posted on 07/03/2018 12:16:22 PM PDT by cranked
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3 posted on 07/03/2018 12:17:06 PM PDT by maddog55
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Don't Think of An Elephant?


4 posted on 07/03/2018 12:17:39 PM PDT by oblomov
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People need to think about this. One side wants to just have an honest debate and the other side wants to fool people. What’s that tell you?

They call us Nazis, which we deny. We call them socialists which they used to embrace behind closed doors and now they are embracing it in the open.


5 posted on 07/03/2018 12:18:00 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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Nobody in the Midwest has figured out how to use that Internet Thingy yet. They are waiting for Al Gore to visit from San Francisco to explain it to them! ;-)


6 posted on 07/03/2018 12:19:10 PM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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No problem. Just rebrand the rebranding. It’s not “rebranding”; it’s “clarification”. But this time don’t let the yokels notice.


7 posted on 07/03/2018 12:19:29 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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They (Progressives) still don't understand that out there in that vast country between NYC and LA, citizens are intelligent, sometimes great readers of the writings of history's most profound thinkers, especially those of the late-1700's in America, and that they understand the difference between freedom (liberty) and tyranny--the ultimate difference between the group-think, totalitarian ideology of Progressives and the philosophy and principles of liberty enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.
8 posted on 07/03/2018 12:19:39 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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Too late. We already have SS, SSI, Medicare, etc.


9 posted on 07/03/2018 12:19:55 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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They don't seem to grasp the fact that, as Shakespeare has so memorably stated, 'Socialism by any other name would still stink as much as Michael Moore in week-old, unwashed sweatpants'...

While I think that's how the famous Shakespeare quote went, I could possibly be mistaken.

10 posted on 07/03/2018 12:20:14 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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They really do think if you live west of the Hudson River and east of Portland you’re STOOOOOPID.


11 posted on 07/03/2018 12:25:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Good thing for democrats that only the people on the coasts are smart enough to read a paper or use that internet thing, huh?

What a condescending and patronizing little creep this guy is.

12 posted on 07/03/2018 12:25:28 PM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP!)
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Since ‘socialism” has a bad odor, they could campaign on “ the Venezuelan Miracle”.


13 posted on 07/03/2018 12:26:24 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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Lampposts and piano wire.


14 posted on 07/03/2018 12:26:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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The tactic they used to try to gain support for CommieCare “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”.

They always have to lie, they know they would cease to exist as a political force if they admitted the truth (that they hate America, basically).


15 posted on 07/03/2018 12:27:24 PM PDT by mrsmel (I won’t be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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“They are waiting for Al Gore to visit from San Francisco to explain it to them!” ;-)

Good thing we got ourselves a transcontinental railroad to get him there fast! He should telegraph ahead to let folks know he’s on the way! ;)


16 posted on 07/03/2018 12:29:04 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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We would be utterly truthful in calling them Stalinists. Especially the part where they want to suppress dissenting speech-they don’t seem to realise what their multiple calls to shut down the few conservative media platforms really sound like. Instead of debating the issues, they want to suppress dissent.


17 posted on 07/03/2018 12:30:01 PM PDT by mrsmel (I won’t be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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"He should telegraph ahead to let folks know he’s on the way!"

And use the Pony Express so all them yokels can get a hard copy.

18 posted on 07/03/2018 12:33:46 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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Socialism is the world’s biggest Ponzi scam... promises much, delivers little but misery. Benefits only those at the top... when it inevitably collapses, the “leaders” at the top… grab what’s left and haul butt!


19 posted on 07/03/2018 12:38:10 PM PDT by FiddlePig (The biggest threat to your sacred liberty is to not value it!)
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(Democraatic Socialist of America)

DSA is the major organization on the American left with an all-embracing moral vision, systematic social analysis, and political praxis rooted in the quest for radical democracy, social freedom, and individual liberties.
—Cornel West

For starters, those individual liberties only goes as far as the DSA doctrine...and their on going quest for Utopia using other peoples money....i.e., tax you into submission.....there is no Utopia, just their myth of one.

Their (CONSTITUTION)

Many complain about our long a ago slavery, but those same groups, professors, authors etc. would apparently go back to that way of life to be a Socialist. Useful idiots to the power elite who peddle this life on welfare....so power over citizens and stolen wealth belongs to them.

20 posted on 07/03/2018 12:39:16 PM PDT by yoe (A vote for President Trump is a vote for America.)
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