Oct 18, 2015

Cartoon Exposes the Truth About The “New” Democratic Party


By on Sunday, October 18, 2015

From TribLIVE:
When President Obama ran for the White House in 2008, he made a stunning and telling admission in a conversation with “Joe the Plumber” when he said, “It’s not that I want to punish your success … but I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
The comments, caught on video during a casual campaign stop in Ohio, caused an uproar. Critics who dared to say Obama’s comments sounded a lot like socialism were immediately called racists. At the time, Democrats and the candidate himself denied the open embrace of socialist principles.

Things have changed and the hiding is over. Shortly after the first Democrat presidential debate ended on Tuesday night, one thing was very clear: The party has shifted significantly to the left.
“We’re gonna win because first, we’re gonna explain what democratic socialism is,” Bernie Sanders, a proud socialist who is beating Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire, said during the debate.
The biggest indicators of the party’s open socialist shift came during debate about “free” college education, illegal immigration and universal health care. At some point, each of the five Democrat candidates embraced ideas serving as the bedrock of many socialist European countries.
“I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people,” Sanders argued.
“My plan would enable anyone to go to a public college or university tuition-free. You would not have to borrow money for tuition,” Clinton said.
Candidates also embraced in-state college tuition rates for illegal immigrants, so long as they can get onto American soil to take advantage.
According to numbers crunched by The New York Times and combined with research from the Republican National Committee, Clinton called for $16 billion in additional government spending for every minute she spoke during the debate. Overall, Sanders’ policy proposals would cost a whopping $18 trillion over the next decade. That number is so high, not even confiscation of every dime belonging to the rich would pay for his policies, not to mention the ever-increasing national debt, which sits at $18.4 trillion.
Earlier this year, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked in interviews on MSNBC and NBC to explain the difference between a socialist and a Democrat. She failed to do so and instead pivoted to the differences between Republicans and Democrats.

Unfortunately, it’s not only the Democratic Party that has made a significant jump to the left. It’s clear the country has done the same, which is why socialist principles are being openly embraced.
According to a recent Gallup poll, 47 percent of Americans would vote for a socialist for president. A recent YouGov poll shows Democrats favor socialism equally with capitalism at 43 percent.
“Socialism” is no longer a dirty word, but an economic system endorsed and promoted by Democrat presidential candidates.
President Obama’s goal of fundamentally transforming America is certainly coming to fruition, but as a wise woman once said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

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