'Socialism': The GOP's Forever Bogeyman

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    Republicans Have Been Smearing Democrats As Socialists Since Way Before You Were Born

    From FDR to Barack Obama to Bernie Sanders, conservatives are reading from the same playbook.

    Republicans believe they have hit on a bold, brand new line of attack that is sure to doom Democrats heading into the 2020 elections. President Donald Trump made it a central point of his State of the Union. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, promises to bring this fresh hit in his party’s effort to regain control of the House.

    The big plan is to ― wait for it ― attack Democrats as socialists.

    “Socialism is the greatest vulnerability by far that the House Democrats have,” Emmer told the New York Times.

    As any American who has developed to the stage of object permanence can tell you, this isn’t a new plan. It is, in fact, the oldest trick in the book.

    Every single political actor since the late 19th century advocating for some form progressive social change ― whether it be economic reform, challenging America’s racial caste system or advocating for women’s rights or LGBT rights ― has been tarred as a socialist or a communist bent on destroying the American Free Enterprise System.

    Contemporary political conservatism has been focused on blocking social change that challenges existing hierarchies of class, race and sex since its founding in response to the French Revolution. Socialism emerged as the biggest threat to class hierarchies in due time and conservatives have called everything they don’t like socialism ever since.

    More: Republicans Have Been Smearing Democrats As Socialists Since Way Before You Were Born

    Once again, it's the same ole socialism bogeyman. Hopefully most voters are smart enough to see through this GOP bogeyman. Socialism is a major part of our society - and has been for a long time. It makes our lives much better - each and every day. Socialism comes in various forms - it isn't one size fits all.

    75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America
     
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    Cons cant even explain what democrat socialism is .
     
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    Just so you know, the Mark of the Beast is 666 not KKK. 6 is a number and K is a letter so they are different. Plus they look different. Hope that helps.
     
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    It's not a new line of attack. It's a very old line, forgotten for a period at the fall of the USSR. The funny thing is Europe zipped straight to socialism following that fall. It seems they learned nothing post-war. That done, Communism has surged in America in the guise of the Democratic Party.
     
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    Or they know exactly what it is – particularly that it has nothing to do with Democrats or the Democratic Party, and that Democrats in no manner advocate for ‘socialism.’

    Yet conservatives will continue to propagate their lies regardless.
     
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    Actually most high crime areas run by democrats are socialist.. over regulated.. very poor or very rich .multicultural equals high crime neighborhoods
     
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