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Socialist Takeover of Democratic Party Great News for Republicans

Socialist Takeover of Democratic Party Great News for Republicans
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 17, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 July 2018 04:39 PM EDT

The Democratic Party has passed into dangerous political territory. Not unexpectedly, they have entered an era of fledging far-left control. It brings with it the cry for socialism. There is little chance that will provide a happy ending for moderate Democrats seeking reelection outside the scattered pockets of high-density liberals.

What once was considered the unthinkable in capitalist America has taken hold with the most liberal citizens of the country. Socialism is a viable campaign issue for the most vocal in the Democratic Party. They question the very existence of borders, language, and culture.

The game plan by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is to infiltrate the Democratic Party and push forcefully, or otherwise, to the far left the political spectrum. They reject the present political agenda of the mainstream Democratic Party and will do what is necessary to hijack the limelight.

This is a methodical and carefully planned takeover. They actively promote the Socialist Party banner by working within the party apparatus. Their first major victory was the congressional primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old DSA member.

Although Ms. Oscasio-Cortez’s victory represented a tiny portion of the overall potential voters, it was deemed a stunning victory for the far-left. Queens, New York, is not an overview of America in general, but it has been claimed as a foothold for the cause. The national furor over her win brought former presidential candidate and socialist Bernie Sanders to the forefront with his promise to join her on the campaign trail.

The DSA outright rejects the Democratic Party as a whole. They proclaim to be the champions of issues that include healthcare, college debt, immigration, and racism. They view themselves as the catalyst of change.

In Oscasio-Cortez’s own words, “We will focus on overcoming this historic bias of our organization toward white, particularly male, activists. We will do this by building deeper ties with organizations representing poor and working-class women and people of color. We must do so with humility and take our lead from the organizations that organize and are led by poor and working-class people in those communities.”

Now emboldened by her victory, the DSA has made the claim they have won 22 of some 30 elections they participated in. No one is quite certain what level of victories they are proclaiming, but their political movement has attracted groupies. The liberal Hollywood elite is now represented by Cynthia Nixon, the former “Sex and the City” actress. She is running for New York governor against incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the state Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Whether this is merely a passing political fad or a permanent fixture in American politics, the group is being heard. Nixon’s entry into the governor’s race has quelled any quick endorsement of Cuomo by the New York Democratic Party. Although she is more than 30 points behind, a wait and see attitude from the state Democratic Party may be her last best hope.

Is it possible that more mainstream Democratic candidates will embrace such campaign issues as the abolition of ICE of free college education? Are there serious candidates that feel there is a mandate with these sort of positions? The DSA is advocating theory over substance. That is a dangerous road for any career-minded politician to take.

The risk of taking that road will be predictable and lightning quick. The opposition will depict the DSA as Marxist foxes in sheep’s clothing. A clear majority of its followers are young and inexperienced with life’s labors. Certainly, many followers are expressing their fervor directly from the heart and little practicality.

The Republican opposition in most cases gleefully welcomes this organization. Throughout the history of politics in America, this sort of political diatribe has surfaced only to be crushed in most political campaigns. Most Americans are not socialist sympathizers.

The Democratic Party leadership is keenly aware of this problem. Certainly, their leaders have attempted to persuade the DSA to tone down the rhetoric. But any sort of compromise with a fringe group looks bleak at best. After all, part of their political diatribe is directly at the party itself. The fear is guilt by association.

Dwight L. Schwab, Jr. is an award-winning national political and foreign affairs columnist and published author. He has spent over 35 years in the publishing industry. His long-running articles include many years at Examiner.com and currently Newsblaze.com. Dwight is an author of two highly acclaimed books, "Redistribution of Common Sense - Selected Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014" and "The Game Changer - America's Most Stunning Election in History." He is a native of Portland, Oregon, a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, and a resident of the SF Bay Area. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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The Democratic Party has passed into dangerous political territory. Not unexpectedly, they have entered an era of fledging far-left control.
socialist, bernie sanders, alexandria ocasio cortez, cynthia nixon
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 04:39 PM
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