From Kyle Smith’s just-published article at nationalreview.com:
Socialist Bernie Sanders is unquestionably the spiritual leader of the Democratic party, which is radicalizing itself in his image, and on the strength of her blowout Democratic-primary win over liberal incumbent Joe Crowley in the party-ruled NY-14 congressional district, soon-to-be-congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now one of the most prominent faces in the Democratic party. A poll last fall put support for socialism at 44 percent among Millennials, and even more disturbingly, 23 percent of this group agreed that Joseph Stalin is a “hero.” Socialized medicine, i.e., Medicare for all, is the hottest issue on the Left (unless you count hating Trump as an “issue”).
In short, Democrats are who we thought they were. They’re just losing their inhibitions about it. As the woke-youth site Vox puts it, “Maybe Democrats should stop being afraid of the left” because “Ocasio-Cortez’s victory is a big sign that Democrats can run on socialist ideas and win.” Talk of revolution flows naturally. After Justice Kennedy announced his retirement, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said, “I tell you, the Democratic base is wired now for a revolt.”
Democrats running on a socialist platform? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory (as a Latino/minority in a super-safe Democrat congressional district with a 50% Latino and 18% White population) is a big sign that Democrats can run on socialist ideas and win”?
Democrats, in other words, running on the same philosophy that has lost them the Presidency, the Senate and the House of Representatives, only doing it more openly?
If you are a Republican, and this doesn’t make you spontaneously salivate, you have a major problem with your salivary glands.
It is your dream come true.