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2020 ‘The Year Socialism Went Mainstream’: Nikki Haley

SocialismSocialism, despite its history of failure, has become mainstream this year and is being adopted by Democratic politicians as their go-to economic policy, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Monday.

“2020 was the year socialism went mainstream,” Haley wrote on Twitter. “The dangerous ideology, which has failed everywhere it has been tried & ruined countless lives, is on its way to becoming the default economic policy of the Democratic Party.”

“This terrifying trend threatens the future of every American,” she added.

Haley made similar comments about socialism last week while voicing support for Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who is set to face off Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s runoff elections.

“This is the Democratic Party that believes you cancel anyone that doesn’t agree with you,” she said. “They believe that you defund the police and stop taking care of those that serve us. They believe that socialism is the new way of life. And they think that you should put your lives and your healthcare in the hands of government.”

A two-term governor of South Carolina and outspoken defender of President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy and foreign policy, Haley was featured on the opening night of the 2020 Republican National Convention, where she cast former Vice President Joe Biden as being beholden to the radical progressives and their socialist agenda.

“Their vision for America is socialism. And we know that socialism has failed everywhere,” Haley said at that time. “They want to tell Americans how to live, and what to think. They want a government takeover of healthcare. They want to ban fracking and kill millions of jobs. They want massive tax hikes on working families.”

Haley’s remarks come as an emboldened progressive wing continues to tilt the Democratic Party more to the left. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, despite having campaigned as a moderate, eventually adopted an economic platform that features items absorbed from progressive Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), promising a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage, as well as a $4 trillion federal investment into healthcare, education, infrastructure, and clean energy.

Earlier this month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a young progressive firebrand, said in an interview with The Intercept that it’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to step down from their leading positions to make room for a new leadership. She also talked about replacing moderate Rep. Richie Neal (D-Mass.) as head of the Ways and Means Committee.

“We are currently negotiating to get and work towards real material concessions for the left that can move things into place, to help build power for the next two years,” the Congresswoman said.


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Tammy Lott
2 years ago

The Democratic party is out to totally destroy America. How horrible it is when Muslims can speak out but Christians are persecuted for their faith. Biden, Harris, Schumer and Pelosi are like the anti Christ

Bettina
2 years ago

I couldn’t agree more with everone who believes that “we need to do something “
to defend our wonderful country against socialism. My question is, what can we do, and how do we do it?

NeverBiden
2 years ago

This is 2021 and I’m so proud that our president gave the crooked Ga Sec of State hell. The networks have been obsessed with this
for the past 24 hours and I love it !!! Our national disgrace is that our president is the only fighter. All of the rest of the Repugnant Party
says their old “can’t we just get along” bs and vote for Nancy to run the country again. Again I say the Chi-coms defeated us without
firing a shot. They just bought out all US power brokers. We as a nation are all ready to sell out for the right price. That crime makes
our president as innocent as the driven snow.

NeverBiden
2 years ago

We AMAC bloggers seem be in a very similar mindset. I have visited other news blog sites and the most ridiculous one
I have visited is NewsMax which is touted as a conservative site. The Newsmax blog is loaded with liberals who want to
argue and will use very vulgar language. Many of them will totally insult a conservative comment. I don’t know if any
of you have had a similar experience. It is totally unpoliced and maybe that’s what we want but there needs to be some
degree of basic respect.

Nick
2 years ago

Speaking as a progressive, I would be fine with Nikki Haley being the 2024 nominee. She’s a down-the-middle centrist. Her support for Trump has been purely opportunistic. She’s on par with Romney politically.

Gary
2 years ago

I didn’t serve one year on the front line defending freedom from the spread of communism, just to turn around and embrace it later in life. Anyone who voted democrat will find out soon enough what they signed up for. They are guilty twice. Once for themselves and once for taking me down too. And what is Pelosi doing? She should be serving 2 life terms in prison.

Wayne
2 years ago

Patriotic Americans must absolutely face the fact that No. 1) The dirty democrats cheated and stole their election using massive fraud. No.2) if patriotic Americans force a fair, honest and truthful recount of votes, the democrats ‘will’ certainly lose. We’ve already seen the rioting, raping and looting done by these Leftist animals in cities up north…So..is everyone prepared for Socialism?? Open warfare?? Military intervention?? Not a pretty picture of America’s future. All thanks to the Dirty Socialistic Democrat party.

Old American
2 years ago

No, turn the tables, remind them that the first amendment entitles us to freedom of speech, just because your opinion doesn’t agree with theirs is no reason to shut you out. Everyone has an opinion, that’s what intelligent discussions are all about. Of course remember that your opinion is okay as long as it agrees with theirs, the democrats interpretation of freedom of speech. Remember back in the day when in high school we actually had debate clubs? I was on them and we all respected each others position and in the end were still friends. That’s a rare thing these days.

Old American
2 years ago

I believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and don’t believe in political correctness. As for socialism, if you think it’s so great then move to a socialist country and leave the United States of America alone. Democrats in this country only want power, they don’t have any concern for the real American citizens in this country. We as freedom loving people must fight for our republic and reject, at all costs the socialist agenda the democrats want to impose upon this great nation.

Harry J Welsh
2 years ago

It used to be taught in school that what was needed to overthrow a country was support of the military, with our separation of powers that is not a problem here, the Military will never take a part. The second thing was control of the newspapers and radio, that has already happened, If you do not watch the few conservative news stations then you already believe Trump was a bad leader. He did a great job and is deserving of at least a big thank you. What he is actually getting is something much worse. If people only listen to the mainstream media they are brainwashed. I am very glad that most of my life is already behind me so my disappointment will be only for a short time. We fought wars to avoid communism/ socialism. Instead our educational system is indoctrinating our children. I would be wiling to bet most kids today would be unable to tell you who Nathaniel Green was.
Our leaders are betraying us.

America First
2 years ago

It is time for the American voter to rid our country of the Democratic Party, at least the radical left bunch, and I really think we would be better off without the majority of them. Also the wolves in sheep skins, the RINOs. Only by ridding ourselves of the radical fringe on the left can we get back to a government that is responsive to the American voter.

American Believer
2 years ago

Speaking up for freedom and the Constitution is useless. THE SWAMP prevailed over President Trump because we didn’t speak up soon enough, or act soon enough.
the Left has a death grip on the Federal Government, including the FBI and the Justice Department. They will boil us frogs by simply warming the pot every day.
GOD BLESS the America we used to know.

Melinda
2 years ago

Is Nikki Haley honest (she is, after all, a politician), or is she pandering for votes. It’s hard to trust anyone anymore. She says all the right things, but so do a few others, then they cave in to the money people.

Syl
2 years ago

Well said!

Ross Barnett
2 years ago

Nikki Haley is just as big a threat as AOC. Haley’s past actions, as governor, have angered and alienated a very large portion of the southern population. We do not agree with her decision making policies or abilities for that matter. No future for Haley in the republican south.

Bill Beckham
2 years ago

To say that Socialism has failed everywhere it has tried is more of an opinion. You must cite examples and the destruction it has caused using facts. Facts are hard things to defeat.

Bruce David
2 years ago

Socialism is a scourge & many Americans have shed their blood n treasure to fight it…Seems we’ll need to do it again. We need to boycott firms which support groups such as Antifa, BLM, Democrats, Justice America, etc.Stamp it out at its core-SCHOOLS & media…stop supporting these & explore alternatives.

Bill Brown
2 years ago

Conservatives have cause to doubt that the Republican Party is their HOME!  The Republican Study Committee is 150 out of 199 Republican Members of the House.  Where are the other 49?!!  From the traitors Paul Ryan and Romney, etc., many Republicans are Conservatives “IN NAME ONLY” (CINO’s)!!!  We will NEVER succeed against the DemocRat/Communists tied down with the Establishment “Republicans”!!!  The 2020 Election PROVED  some 65 to 80% of Americans are READY!!!  Minorities are READY but CANNOT accept being Republicans!!!  Merge the Trump Movement & FreedomWorks.org – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become Counter-Revolutionaries!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  President Trump’s Movement and FreedomWorks.org have consolidated the base!!!!  Form a new Political Party – The Freedom Party!!!!!  Soar under OUR Banner – The American Eagle!!!!!

Bill Brown
2 years ago

Wake-Up!!  There are no Republican and DemocRat Parties!  There is only the “Unity Party” “RINO’s & Socialists”!!  They run a giant SCAM with the Media to keep us “sheep” entertained and in line!!  The FreedomWorks.org group and the Trump Group thought they were changing the Republican Party!!!  FORGET IT!!!  Ryan, McConnell, Romney, etc. are the tip of the “fake loyal opposition iceberg” helping the DemocRats lead all Americans into a SOCIALIST HELL-HOLE!!!!  Form a new Political Party – The Freedom Party!!!  President Trump’s Movement combined with FreedomWorks.org plus Minorities who refuse to be Republicans have consolidated the base!!!!  The American Revolution 2.0!!!!!

par
2 years ago

What many of the left do not understand that Democracy erodes from the inside. Look at all the great democracies in history, erosion of ethics, morals. and entitlement caused the decline. One of the main causes of erosion of the Roman Empire was the embracing of homosexuality, particularly in government. A recent article in INDUSTRY WEEK mentions “Morals Is More than ‘Just Common Sense’”

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