Whether Hillary Clinton survives her current email-gate woes, or if Joe Biden jumps into the race, or even the grouchy, curmudgeonly Bernie Sanders prevails, liberals will have no choice this time around but to run on socialism.
We all know that Obama is a dyed-in-the-wool, dues paying avowed socialist, and accordingly so is his second banana. Joe Biden will lead the country down the road to ruin and bankruptcy with at least another four years of sour economic policies that punish achievers with ever increasing taxes, and then turn around and hand out freebies to an ever increasing dependent constituency.
Hillary, with absolutely no doubt, is a raging socialist in her own right, and will wage a war on capitalism with a purple vengeance and wreak virtual havoc on an already downtrodden economy if (God help us) elected as President of the United States of America.
The only honest socialist in the bunch (if that is even possible) would be Bernie Sanders. He is openly and unapologetically a practicing card-carrying Socialist, with a Capital "S." Of course he hates the meanness and unfairness of capitalism, and will ensure that not one American has a dime more than any other American: otherwise, things would be unfair.
Running on the tenets of socialism is problematic for the Left. First and foremost, Americans don't like to think that they live in a socialist country. They just don't. I don't know why this is, because Americans sure elect a LOT of socialists to public office.
Secondly, socialists/liberals still need a humming economy to generate enough taxes in order to re-distribute them from those who pay them to those who take them, and if they inflict full-blown high octane socialism into the economy, we will turn into Greece faster than a bottle of Scotch disappears within the Kennedy compound. And believe me, that's fast. And accordingly, there go those taxes that were scheduled for re-distribution, right down the ol' crapper.
Uber-liberal journalist Chris Matthews asked Debbie Wasserman-Schultz a few weeks ago on "Hardball" if she could explain the difference between a Democrat and a socialist. And Debbie, a true-believer in all things socialist, could not come up with a single difference. Not one. But this is not what Democrats want to convey if they want to win in November, 2016. Of course they want things to BE socialist, but they would never succeed in CALLING their philosophy and policies socialist.
It must be tough to be a Democrat these days.
Boston - This one's for our Georgia correspondent and no comment except, "Vatican 2? Empty the pew." God bless, LSP
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