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Sorry, Democrats, But Your Stars Are Socialists

AOC democrats socialists Alexandria Ocasio-CortezThere was Bernie Sanders at a Fox News Channel town hall, not giving an inch in a forum every Democratic presidential candidate has shunned.

His reward was a cataract of good reviews, and monster ratings. Sanders had a solid hour to try to reach people not favorably inclined to his worldview, at the very least demonstrating that he’s willing to show up outside his political silo. 


Reprinted with permission from - National Review - by Rich Lowry

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The OLD Warhorse
3 years ago

So, Bernie and the gang want “Medicare for All”. And, this, according to Bernie, will put all these eeeeeeeeevil insurance companies out of business. Why oh why has no “News Person”, not even Fox News bothered to ask a simple little follow up question: “Senator, Medicare currently covers about 80% of medical bills and most Medicare recipients have a supplemental policy that covers the rest. Those that don’t have supplemental insurance are most often covered under Medicaid, because of low income. Under your “Medicare for All” program, just who or what entity would cover the 20% once all the eeeeeeeeeeevil insurance companies are gone??????????? I think the question is not asked because none of the news people are on Medicare and they just do NOT know how it works. Hell, half the people who go on Medicare are surprised that it doesn’t cover everything because they never bothered to look into it. Politicians don’t know because they are NOT under Medicare; they have their own separate coverage, as do ALL Government Employees, Local, State and Federal, including Cops, Firefighters and Teachers. Of ALL Federal Employees, only uniformed Military are covered under Medicare.
It would be interesting to see the reaction to that question.

Jack Thomas
2 years ago

FYI … Retired gov’t employees including cops and firefighters DO have Medicare coverage when they’re 65 like mostly everyone else. My late brother-in-law was a retired cop and he was covered by Medicare Advantage (underwritten by AETNA INS. CO.) Politicians? Yes, that’s a different story, and military as well.

Rick
3 years ago

I find it amazing that the Democrats would so willingly surrender their party to an independent socialist
senator from Vermont. You would think that Sanders would be required to register as a democrat to run
as one. But when total power is the goal, rules didn’t apply.
If you research Sanders it doesn’t take long to find out what Bernie is really about……… The Bucks and nothing more!!

Richard L Adams
3 years ago

I think her opponent was paid off to stay away and then they (Dems) stuffed the ballot box! Need to investigate!

Robert M McLeester
3 years ago

Bernie Sanders may win the primary but in the general election he will falter, When it comes time to explain how he pays for his agenda POTUS will eat him alive. As for AOC I think she’s a 1 termer!

Phyllis Poole
3 years ago

Too many gave up and aren’t voting and the colleges have pumped socialism into our kids minds so they do vote. How do we get people to vote who are good thinkers who just gave up on the world? Talk to your friends and family!!!

Edward Curtis
3 years ago

I agree – In my opinion, a great multitude of our citizens are too easily swayed by celebrities (be it sports figures, actors, et al) . We have too many who grew up being told what to think, and not how to think. Personally I don’t care how you vote, as long as there is some sound logic for your actions. Sadly , the old axiom, “Liberals vote with their hearts and Conservatives vote with their heads” is very evident today.

Paul
3 years ago

What lies! No one in there right mind believe’s these people. They are corrupt and ?

snead
3 years ago

Margaret Thatcher said it best ,socialism is a great thing until you run out of other peoples money.

Patricia Hudson
3 years ago

You don’t look at Biiden and what his name in the pool will do the mix…..

John in Catonsville Maryland
3 years ago

It is a shame no one remembers the European gentlemen who wrote the constitution. They were so specific. We have strayed so far from their realistic ideas.

Concerned Citizen
3 years ago

John, what European gentlemen are you referring to? The colonists who wrote the Constitution (after the war was won, remember?) were now AMERICANS, many of them (probably most) had been born and educated in America, some no doubt descendants of the 30,000+ pilgrims that continued to sail to America for freedom of religion they didn’t have in Europe.

John in Catonsville Maryland
3 years ago

You know quite well what I am saying, don’t you.

Peter J Condon
3 years ago

I believe the future of our Nation depends very much on the November 2020 Federal Election. Socialism in any form fails.

Mark Higgs
3 years ago

AOC and Omar are BFF since leftists and Muslims band together to cry, “Islamophobia,” while hundreds of Christians are being killed around the world and Christian churches and cathedrals are burned by Islamist terrorists.

Frank S.
3 years ago

Up until fairly recently I didn’t think the socialistic progressive left had much of a chance of winning a national election. But now with such a partisan/subjective MSM and a bevy of potential voters that do not know how to apply critical thought, I’m no so sure they can’t elect a radical pol. I mean, look how they promise “free” college and health care, and maybe even guaranteed jobs for everyone…for the truly uninformed these “pie in the sky” promises sound pretty good. The Founders knew we needed a free and objective press, and an educated and informed citizenry for the American experiment to work. I haven’t given up all hope, but I am extremely concerned.

PaulE
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank S.

The country has been almost equally split for nearly a decade now population wuse. This is not something new. Too many on our side simply refuse to acknowledge the fact that we haven’t had an objective press for decades. I could give you numerous examples going all the way back to the early 20th century, but why bother. The MSM is what it is. Sources exist all around the world for honest, unbiased news, if people want to make the effort.

That gets us to your point that the Founding Fathers knew we needed a well educated, informed and engaged citizenry, if the republic was going to succeed long-term. That is where the real problem lies. None of the tenets of socialism would gain any traction in a society that is largely well educated, informed and engaged in what their politicians were or were not doing on their behalf. Such a society would see all the obvious flaws of socialism and the so-called “free lunch” model and reject it as the utter garbage it is. Unfortunately, we don’t have such a society anymore and have it for a couple of decades. Critical thought is nearly non-existent. Apathy of the average citizen is rampant. The default response of most people is “someone else will do it”, which means almost no one is engaged or informed on most issues. That is not a recipe for a strong republic. That is a recipe for potentially becoming another Zimbabwe or Venezuela over the long run (5 to 10 years tops if a Democrat takes the WH in 2020).

I think Trump stands a decent chance of being re-elected, based on his accomplishments, with slightly better than 50/50 odds (52/48 odds right now). However, in a country split evenly, we are literally a couple of hundred thousand votes away in key states from potentially electing a socialist. So we shouldn’t be over-confident going into 2020. People have to get off their a$$es and try to sway people to vote for Trump and real fiscal and constitutionally conservative folks in 2020 or we risk waking up with to nightmare we won’t recover from.

Morbious
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank S.

I am too. The end could come quickly if one of the c mmunists is elected in 2020. I reckon there are the truly uninformed, which include many of our age group. Then there are the malinformed, which includes millions of millenials. I support prageru financially, in order to get the attention of the young. They dont read books, therefore the five minute format of prageru is accessible to them. It is the millenials who are the bedrock supporters of bernie, aoc et al. If they cant be turned away from socialism, we’re doomed. Even if trump is reelected its still going to be a fight.

Frank S.
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank S.

PaulE & Morbious, I couldn’t agree with you more. I find it so sad that so many Americans are so fortunate/blessed to be born in this country, yet take it so for granted, making no effort to be informed and engaged citizens. Having spent much of my life (8 years) in s**t-hole countries, I feel so blessed to be an American–I’ve seen how others are forced to live. I certainly didn’t to anything to earn it, which makes it all the more important to appreciate it.

Kim
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank S.

The trend in this country could turn on a dime. We have become complacent with our abundance, and have stopped asking the critical questions that would expose the gimmiecrats, promising those pies in the sky, for the illusionist frauds they are.
Complicit in this charade are the MSM, public education, and the RINO’s that should be voted out of Congress next year.
If the D’s sweep in 2020, America will once again learn the lessons when the economy tanks and all the prosperity that President Trump brought in just 2 years of his administration evaporates. Trial by fire…
Good points, Frank S., PaulE, and Morbious.

Jack Thomas
2 years ago
Reply to  Frank S.

Frank S.

I agree with you. I have deep concerns, too. 2020 will be a critical election year and the future of our republic hangs in the balance.
As to your comments about the press . . . unfortunately, we no longer have what you could describe as a “free and objective press.” Our broadcast and print media are almost exclusively dominated by socialist-minded liberal progressives —- news anchors, reporters, pundits. The so-called “free press” is no longer free; it has made itself the proxy of the Democratic Party and its radical socialist agenda. It has made itself the puppet of the P.C. police in a cultural paradigm where tolerance only works one way and conservative thought is suppressed as “bigoted” hate speech. You cannot expect to have a well-informed and educated citizenry under these conditions. Worse, the millennials in our country have been brainwashed by university academics with the same far-left, “Hate America,” “Down With Capitalism” mentality, producing a generation of young folks who are sitting ducks for the utopian pipedreams of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and others of their ilk. One could wish for a better nightmare.

God save and protect America and President Trump.

Big Al
3 years ago

In the eyes of many who may also be seeing themselves as conservatives Sean Hannity is a star. Hannity is self-serving and is a full of empty promises as the politicians. I got tired quicker of his unending replays than I did of all the parroting contributors from the left FOX employs to project being fair and balanced.

Sheila
3 years ago
Reply to  Big Al

I agree with you that Sean Hannity is a real conservative, but I also think Tucker Carlson is, too. Judge Jeannine is another one.

R Jeannotte
3 years ago

Many years ago, I would have been considered a democrat. But that party ceased to exist in the 60’s. There is little difference between the DNC now an the Russian Central Committee

Mary
3 years ago

FOX needs to be more aggressive in a rebuttal to the socialist ideas. Don’t let them sell socialism.

PaulE
3 years ago
Reply to  Mary

Sorry, but the younger Murdock son running FOX is looking to attract more far left viewers. He is a proud progressive and is intent on re-making the network into something that would appeal to all his equally liberal NYC friends.

Bert
3 years ago

At least Fox is letting us know what the other side is up to and that is important so we can be informed to fight back. FYI try One American News or OAN. They are the ones that exposed the Clinton’s before anyone else. Russia Uranium, how they screwed relief to Haiti, Bills speech in Russia…. all payoffs. Hillary must have screwed someone to have the Russians turn on her. That doesn’t happen when they have someone on the take they can control.

Donna Hatten
3 years ago
Reply to  Bert

One American News is great but not all sat’s carry it. Direct TV does

Chuck
3 years ago

Go to The Blaze. Conservative views without compromise. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Bob L.
3 years ago
Reply to  Chuck

I’ve started watching One America News which also has a web news site.
News, not talking heads all day.

SML
3 years ago

If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck . . . .

Stephen Russell
3 years ago

Agreed dont watch FNC save The 5, Hannity & Judge J, & Greg Gutfeld Show, otherwise No FNC, try Newsmax.
& let the Dem divide begin anew

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