With his announcement on Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) — an old, rich, white male who believes that most of America’s ills are caused by old, rich, white males — became the one-millionth member of the Far-Left to be added to the list of Democrat nominees for president of the United States in 2020.
Excitement over Bernie’s announcement was palpable as his campaign crushed his fellow leftists by raising nearly $6 million in the first 24 hours of online fundraising.
The field for the Democrat nomination is crowded, but the major players in the race so far are: Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Sen. Corey Booker. The remaining 999,996 candidates are, most likely, simply auditioning for a cabinet position in the new Democrat administration. Still, it’s no secret that every candidate is running on a platform that could have been created by the Democrat Socialists of America.
Despite the election-season rhetoric Trump spewed in his State of the Union address about how “America will never be a socialist country,” the socialism marches on — often with the help of the Republican party and those I refer to as Conservative Socialists.
Since there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats — #Unibrow — I don’t think it’s likely that the socialist agenda will be stopped in 2020, even if the Republicans take back the House and Trump gets re-elected.
For example, in an interview with Bloomberg Politics in 2016, Bernie Sanders was asked what changes he would bring to the Party if he were to become president:
“Five, 10 years from now — different party. You’re going to have a workers party. A party of people that [sic] haven’t had a real wage increase in 18 years, that are angry.”
What was Donald Trump’s response? He didn’t need one because the above interview was with Trump, not Sanders. Not surprising since Trump’s policies in the areas of wages, trade, social security, and other economic and non-economic issues in 2016 were nearly identical to those of the Workers Party. Additionally, Trump and Sanders were so similar in these and other areas that they could have run on the same ticket.
Or take Sen. Elizabeth Warren . . . please! Her campaign recently announced a plan to provide federally financed universal child care to be paid for with money she plans to raise from a new “wealth tax” on the rich. The plan would provide “free daycare” for the “poor” while others would pay no more than 7 percent of their income.
Would Trump oppose her plan? Let’s return again to 2016. It was during his campaign that Trump and his socialist feminist policy advisor, Ivanka, released a child care and maternity leave plan that would provide six-weeks of paid maternity leave along with tax credits and other incentives to pay for child care.
By the way, paid family leave is a Democrat priority for 2020, and as we know all too well by now, Ivanka — with help from Daddy and the GOP — is on the verge of making paid family leave a reality.
Democratic socialism is fun to ridicule and it’s tempting to dismiss it, but it’s a very real threat to America’s survival. And despite claims to the contrary by Trump, the GOP, and the so-called conservative media, it looks like it’ll win in 2020 … regardless of who’s in the White House or who controls Congress.
Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.
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