None Dare Call It Socialism?

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Stephen Collinson is well-known among conservatives as the most hackneyed of the hacks at CNN. The CNN Politics Twitter account promoted his latest online essay with the words “President Biden to showcase his moderate radicalism in his big congressional address.”

“Moderate radicalism”? Doesn’t that make about as much sense as “quiet loudness”?

Collinson argued, “Biden’s quiet radicalism is expressed through a huge pandemic rescue bill, a larger proposal that redefines the concept of infrastructure, and a massive health and child care blueprint.” In other words, a socialist blueprint.

Politico gushed with this headline: “Biden Just Gave the Most Ideologically Ambitious Speech of Any Democratic President in Generations.” Our socialist media won’t use the S-word. They use words like “bold” and “ambitious” and repeat phrases like “go big or go home” — as if you couldn’t say a Soviet five-year plan was “go big or go home.”

Collinson spun furiously against the radical reality. “Republicans have struggled since the presidential campaign to portray Biden, a classic Washington Democratic centrist for 50 years, as some kind of raging socialist who wants to bring down US society,” he wrote. “As a White, elderly man, Biden is a difficult target for Trump-loving conservatives, who like to portray racially diverse Democrats as a threat to what they see as Anglo-Saxon cultural traditions.”

Sen. Ted Cruz described Biden’s approach as “boring, but radical.” Cruz adviser Omri Ceren tweeted out a photo of Collinson’s essay online complete with a CNN video that had a chyron reading, “Ocasio-Cortez: Biden Exceeding Expectations of Progressives.” When the socialists say Biden is “exceeding expectations,” he’s proposing a socialist agenda.

The news and entertainment elites are going on defense. CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert — a comedic Stephen Collinson? — disdained the idea that all Biden’s proposed tax increases are socialist, referencing a satirical, fake quote about Adam Smith favoring taxes for billionaires who are “shooting sports cars into space.”

On Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Trevor Noah mocked the "fake news" that Vice President Kamala Harris' kiddie picture book was being handed out to migrant children as combining "immigration, socialism and reading: the three worst things in the world!"

On NBC's "Today" show, co-host Savannah Guthrie cited the Biden line of "go big or go home" and wondered whether Democrats have enough power to pass it. Democratic pundit and former Sen. Claire McCaskill defensively replied: "Expanding public school to pre-K is not socialism. Making sure that women can take leave when they have a baby is not socialism. That is really smart policies that most Americans really want."

In the midnight hour on MSNBC, New York Times reporter Elaina Plott guessed that "he delivered what was really the most progressive address, I would say, at a joint session, maybe since LBJ." But he still didn't "give Republicans a lot to latch onto" and that "Joe Biden's brilliance in some ways is that he's kind of boring." Host Chris Hayes said this was because he is white. NBC reporter Sahil Kapur added that Biden's "superpower" is that "He makes massive, multitrillion-dollar, FDR-size liberal policies sound moderate and middle-of-the-road."

But his "superpower" here is the media elite. They are the ones who have sold Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden as moderates. This has grown increasingly ridiculous, but they keep shifting the "center" to the extreme left.

As we creep ever closer to their dreams of European socialism, the media whisper sweet nothings that this is merely "smart policies most Americans want." They insist Biden is difficult to "latch onto" and "villainize" because they are energetically working to prevent the argument that Democrats are ever extreme on anything.

This isn't "news." It's just sales.

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17 thoughts on “None Dare Call It Socialism?”

  1. We need to reframe the conversation. One aspect, extending education to preschool, leaves out the aspect that it is more time to indoctrinate the children in socialism at an even earlier age. It is not difficult to call out the Cheater in Chief on the subject of socialism, it only requires that the calling out describes correctly his actions, and elaborates on the omitted parts of his speeches. The worst lies are the lies of omission as to the affects of the programs, and proposed laws he extols. Constant reiteration of his damning purposeful omissions must occur at the highest volume, and frequency as to drown out the half truths.

  2. It is Socialisim day 1 , No joke
    Then call it Marxist takeover IE like Cuba..
    E Europe?

    1. Christians do not kill. They defend, but they do not murder. One has to know the difference. That is why it is so hard for Republicans to fight back against the aggressive and destructive evil of the left. Because they have no moral compass with which they must live. They have no problem in destroying that which they do not desire to live with. Liberals will never understand the devotion to their creator, because they have decided that they are god, and therefore cannot owe allegiance to anyone greater than they. Thus, the ability to destroy those who oppose their beliefs is just part of their plan. Not so for those who serve GOD. We are still here to try to set an example of what GOD wants of us. We are here to show the world that GOD loves His children, and His children love their brothers and sisters who are lost. And the hope that they can bring them into the fold of GOD’s loving arms is always with them.

    2. Christians do not kill. They defend, but they do not murder. One has to know the difference. That is why it is so hard for Republicans to fight back against the aggressive and destructive evil of the left. Liberals/Progressives have no moral compass with which they must live. They have no problem in destroying that which they do not desire to live with. Liberals will never understand the devotion to their creator, because they have decided that they are god, and therefore cannot owe allegiance to anyone greater than they. Thus, the ability to destroy those who oppose their beliefs is just part of their plan.
      Not so for those who serve GOD. We are still here to try to set an example of what GOD wants of us. We are here to show the world that GOD loves His children, and His children love their brothers and sisters who are lost. And the hope that they can bring them into the fold of GOD’s loving arms is always with them.

  3. Socialism/communism is a psychopathic ideology, created by psychopaths. Psychopaths are control freaks and experts in manipulating people.
    It’s the ideology of theft and absolute control, they WILL dictate what you must eat or not, what you must wear or not, what you can and can not say, what you must read or not, what history, arts and culture people can have or not…. Sound familiar?
    They will also take the fruits of people’s hard labor and give it to the criminal and terrorist types to use them as their thugs to punish anybody who doesn’t obey… Sound familiar?
    I say this from experience.
    Treat socialists/communists and their thugs as enemies of all humanity, they have destroyed everything on their path.

  4. Socialism my a.. this corrupted idiot currently acting as president is totally controlled by the socialist/communist’s already elected in the congress and senate. Add to that by the treason already in the military high command. The American voters have already proven their stupidity by voting for senile Joe as they have in the past by voting to legalize the murder of babies in the womb. china and russia are already licking their chops!! We are already witnessing the decline and fall of our once great nation. If my black brothers and sisters want a worthy cause to destroy some buildings in all fifty states look no further than the abortion clinics in these states. God help America!!

  5. Some day we shall “know the truth” and it shall “set you free,” according to Biblical teachings. Our society has digressed today ( due to lies from the media & career politicians) to the point that we can’t believe anything reported – any more than citizens of 3rd world countries. While the working class works harder to earn less than their neighbors who benefit from government give-always. My mature wisdom has taught me that the USA is fast becoming another Venezuela where I watched planes being loaded with gold & then flew to Russia for landing. Meanwhile their citizens had their bank accounts confiscated & now live in extreme poverty. Wake up, American citizens!

  6. The Cartels in Mexico, Central and South America, Gangsters of the 1930s, Hitlers Brown Coats, China’s Red Guard,
    Obama’s Antifa, BLM, American Nazis & Jihadi Muslims, are all examples of Democratic Socialist groups. They rise, destroy, then implode and go into hiding in the slums of the large cities. Anyone who is unable to recognize the destructive patterns of these groups deserves the same fate as Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein,Adolph Hitler etc.

    The constitution of the USA was written with a Christian population in mind that respect their neighbors and follow the guidelines of the 10 commandments, and our own Constitution. A Democratic Republic controlled by we the people will always produce the magic of America the Great that all populations under Socio-Communist control are so anxious to escape and come to America. All you socialist democratic (sic) communist groups need to take a vacation to China or Venezuela and send me a post card after about 6 months if they will permit it. jwstx MAGA

  7. Our nation is headed down a path far more disturbing than any we have experienced in our history. We have a large minority that will follow like lemmings going down to the sea. This minority is large enough to destroy our nation. Yes, we have the majority, but much of it is standby and observe instead of stand up and be counted. I am very fearful as a veteran of WWII and Korea for my kids, grandkids, great grandkids and one great great grand daughter that they may not have the America many fought and died for.

    1. Thank you for your service to our country, and people, Howard Lowe.
      from a WAF of Vietnam era.

    2. Howard, Do not despair. God is in control, and the end is supposed to be like soddom and gomorrah, so if it appears to you that many of us are doing nothing, you are wrong. We are doing things, like witnessing to the people of whom is coming. The antichrist will come when the world has developed a one world system, with approximately ten nations and ten leaders. When the one world order is torn apart, then the antichrist will arrive on the scene and repair the beast, (one world order). Then he will attempt to convince the world that he is Christ. Which he isn’t, and is satan who is deceiving the whole world. Those who know who he is, God’s Elect, will be busy trying to tell people who he really is, and will be arrested and brought to the antichrist to witness to the world. During this witness, every word will be understood by every man, woman and child in their own language and in their own dialect. Something only GOD can perform through them. It is at this time, that the Unforgivable sin can be done if one of the Elect refuse to let God speak through them. And when the two witnesses are murdered, they will rise up to heaven, and cause the whole world to become shaken. Whereupon, Christ will return at that same hour. (an Hour in God’s time is just slightly more than 15 days.) So if you think we do nothing, just remember that prayer is doing something. I pray for you and all of those who are unaware of what GOD has in His Plan of Salvation. AMEN

  8. Socialism is just Communism with a soft-sell approach, but it always ends up the same way.

    Eventually, the firing squads will be busy eliminating anyone that pushes back. Look at Cuba. Look at Russia, etc.

    1. Yes, I have been trying to warn people that this is coming. However, will the antichrist come first? God protects His Elect, and many of them are here now. And because this is the time of the Fig Tree, and that Christ will return within the generation of the fig tree, one can only conclude that we are near the end of life in the flesh. That the antichrist will come, and be here for five months, (Shortened by Christ) and that when Christ comes, we shall all change, into our spiritual bodies. One note, if the antichrist claims to be Christ, just pinch your skin, as we are not in the flesh when Christ comes. And here is where we shall live for all eternity, so do not expect to go anywhere else. AMEN

  9. The next time we have a toilet paper shortage, I’m going to order a subscription to the New York Times.

  10. Can you really blame people for embracing Biden’s agenda? For how many years has the middle class been left to the mercy of do nothing politics as their incomes drop and as more and more of them drop out of the middle class and into poverty? Trump won in 2016 because he offered hope but in the end he accomplished little but a massive tax cut for the rich and for business, the very ones who have most benefited from the decline of the middle class. Now Biden offers them hope and the GOP offers only conspiracy theories and more of Trump who was rejected by the voters.

    1. Not true, the tax cut helped everyone except those who are on welfare. The left defined the tax cut as you put it forth. But in the end, everyone gained from it. If you didn’t see an increase in your income, then you have a leftist as a boss. Even I saw a dramatic increase in my government take home pensions etc. All increased by more than the very lowly past increases. But I am sure that Biden has effectively eliminated any future increases, so I am saving the difference every month to help when things get tight. Praise GOD for putting up Trump as a verifiable change from the communistic left.

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