From within these iron-grip controlled socialist Democrat Party cities and States, this report notes, its tax-crushed citizen-voters have begun a populist revolt of their own—a mirror image of the nationalist populist revolt led by President Trump in 2016 that swept him to victory—but in this case is a leftist populist revolt being led by US Senator Bernie Sanders—and like Trump wasn’t a member of the Republican Party before he ran for office, neither is Sanders a member of the Democrat Party—as like in all populist revolutions, its leaders use whatever political party is most expedient for them.
He knew in 1985 that in order to “totally transform the society,” Castro ran a murderous and repressive regime.
Does he still believe such a trade-off is worth it if it feeds the people it doesn’t kill or, say, seeks to address climate change?
Bernie isn’t just living in his own past.
Young socialists like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have flocked to his campaign and promise to push the socialism Bernie helped survive the Cold War far into the American future.
AOC and her ilk have promised to go even farther than Sanders in handing huge swaths of American freedoms to the state, and starkly limit citizens in areas such as car ownership.
While many of the young people in the Democratic Party have forgotten history, or just never learned it, there are still Democrats like Matthews for whom the term socialism is anathema.
If Sanders continues to have success, questions like Matthews’ will grow louder, and examples of past statements where Sanders praised collectivism will continue to come out.
When this campaign started last year, Democrats couldn’t wait to lurch as far left as possible.
Now, many are worried.
But is it already too late to tack back to the center?
In a classic case of “damned if you do and damned if you don't”, this report concludes, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi are now faced with the dilemma that if they crush Bernie Sanders and the leftist populist movement he’s leading in his attempt to take over of the Democrat Party, they will lose all of his voters and ensure a landslide reelection victory for President Trump—and if they allow Sanders to take over the Democrat Party and oppose Trump, they not only lose their political party, but hand an even greater election victory to Trump—and whose reason for is explainable when viewing the motivations of leftist populists versus national populists—as leftist populists can only thrive in an environment of political chaos and economic depression, either real or perceived—while national populists thrive in a environment of protecting their national values, families, borders, religion and culture—best exampled not only in the just held Irish election, but in the British election held this past December where culture protecting national populists literally obliterated their leftist populist foes—and is why Trump will never reach out to these leftist populist forces as the leftist mainstream propaganda media keep demanding he do—as he knows this 2020 election will be decided by how many of his national populist forces he can marshal to the voting booths to oppose leftist populist forces—and his betting that more American people want to protect their nation and culture than want to stand in bread lines and be executed by elite socialist overlords like Sanders.