This is great news for President Trump. A widely known candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, Cynthia Nixon, now declares she’s a socialist.
The more Democrats proclaim themselves members of the looney left and decide they want to make themselves a threat to capitalism and economic growth, the better for Republicans.
This is because, first of all, Americans, even many Democrats, are sensible people and understand that economic insanity is not what the country needs after eight years of Barack Obama’s slow-motion growth. So they’ll walk away from the Democratic Party. But Republicans need to generate enthusiasm among their base, and nothing other than Trump campaigning, which he is increasingly doing, will get them to the voting booths faster than the thought that our way of life is under threat. That’s what brought them out for Trump in the first place.
In two years, as this becomes increasingly mainstreamed among Democrats, how many of the presidential candidates will join Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the joy and self-indulgence of socialism? If Trump ends up running against someone who even approves of socialism, look for four more years.
Also, BTW, the term “Democratic Socialist” is an oxymoron. The endless expansion of the power of government, the takeover of the means of production, and the confiscation of privately earned wealth will eventually result in the elimination of democracy.