What The Hell Is A Democratic Socialist?

What I said.

THE SHINBONE STAR

It  has suddenly become fashionable among the left wing of the Democratic Party to attach “Socialist” to their political moniker, perhaps in the vain hope it will make their brand of benign political extremism more palatable than Donald Trump’s populist tripe. Very nuovo chic indeed!

Self-described benevolent Democratic Socialists like New York’s newly elected Rep.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and veteran Vermont campaigner Sen.  Bernard “Bernie” Sanders are the most prominent of this breed. They advocate “free” higher education, medical care, and mandated social and economic reforms.  How to pay for all that munificence remains to be discovered. The nation is $22 trillion in debt.

Sanders, the junior United States senator from Vermont since 2007, is the longest serving independent in the Senate. He got that way keeping his socialist message behind mainstream Democratic demands for social and economic justice.

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez now say everything necessary for an upwardly mobile life…

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