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If there’s any hot topic on the left this electoral cycle, it’s socialism.
Between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal — which is essentially an agglomeration of socialist policies, not all of which have anything to do with “saving the environment” — and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, another self-described socialist currently ensconced in second place in the 2020 Democrat polls, there’s been plenty of play regarding the idea that socialism is the Next Big Thing.
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In fact, it’s gotten to the point where, when President Donald Trump said during the State of the Union that “America will never be a socialist country,” he wasn’t talking about a threat from a reconstituted Soviet Union but a shift toward the socialism in America. And, wonder of wonders, the Democrats called this divisive without actually defining what socialism was.
“It is a society coming together to increase the standard of living of our seniors,” declared Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, when asked about socialism on CNN after the president’s speec. “And that is pretty much the definition. And the president is attacking it.”
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Merkley, it’s worth noting, has been one of the higher-profile co-signers of the Green New Deal. Like many of the new utopians, they believe that they’re moving toward a future in which government would guarantee equality in plenty.
In an opinion piece for Fox News, author Ying Ma — whose family fled communist China during the 1980s — said her experience leads her to believe is the kind of thinking that leads to equality in misery.
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“The Democratic Party’s lurch to socialism led to a presidential rebuke at the State of the Union on Tuesday night,” she wrote in the Saturday piece.
“From Sen. Bernie Sanders’s call for ‘Medicare-for-all,’ to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal of a ‘Green New Deal,’ to Democratic presidential hopefuls’...
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