As Twitchy reported earlier Thursday, “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness got an earful from his fellow liberals when he suggested that the Democrats really need to come up with some center-left candidates who can perhaps score votes from both Democrats and centrist Republicans.
This seems to be a pattern, too. Progressives believe all the things they are fighting for are moral absolutes — the right to health care, the right to affordable housing, the right to affordable college, debt forgiveness, open borders — and if anything, the party needs to lurch even further left for that blue wave to happen.
It might not be a bad strategy. (Actually, it is a bad strategy, but don’t tell the Democrats we said that.) According to the results of a Gallup poll released this week, Democrats have a more favorable view of socialism than of capitalism right now.
A majority of Democrats no longer hold a positive view of capitalism, while nearly 60 percent feel good about socialism, according to a new poll. https://t.co/x7olQ6sf0N
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 15, 2018
William Cummings reports for USA Today:
Capitalism, Democrats just aren’t that into you.
According to a Gallup poll published Monday, a majority of Democrats no longer hold a positive view of capitalism, while nearly 60 percent of them feel good about socialism. More than 70 percent of Republicans, on the other hand, see capitalism positively, while only 16 percent of them have a positive view of socialism.
The positive view of socialism among Democrats, and those who lean Democrat, actually dropped a point from 58 percent in 2016. But in those same two years, positive feelings about capitalism plummetted from 56 to 47 percent.
Wow, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s train-wreck interviews must really speak to Democrats in ways we don’t understand.
— EMC (@EMAC1030) August 15, 2018
Not unexpected and scary
— Raul Valdes Pages (@pages_raul) August 15, 2018
They could go to Venezuela and see how it works and then report back
— Todd Reigle (@reiglebeigle) August 15, 2018
Move to Venezuela! #SocialismFailure
— MsLillie MAGA (@MslillieMaga) August 15, 2018
What did socialists use before candles? Electricity
— Dixie Normous (@DixieNo88209196) August 15, 2018
Socialism and regulated capitalism are two different things. Why would anyone want the state to own the means of production.
— Let’s go Astros. Go for a repeat. (@ChrisPrior13) August 15, 2018
So who pays for all this socialism
— Ghost on the Bayou (@bayoughost) August 15, 2018
They need some history lessons … Name one socialist nation where you would prefer to live.
— Al LeBlanc (@Aal1Al) August 15, 2018
… and then move there. You’ll be happier, we’ll be happier.
And this is what MSM wants?
— Darlene (@DarleneVickers3) August 15, 2018
That's because you have them convinced that Socialism means free cars, iPhones, etc. They don't understand that capitalism brought them that.
Maybe when they are standing in line for toilet paper saying "remember the good old days that we used to bitch about? it may hit them.
— Joe Pallone (@Plonerock) August 15, 2018
I’ll bet 95% of those who feel good about socialism can’t even define it. People are idiots.
— Alan Bryan (@AlanBryan7) August 15, 2018
During the election they told us they didn’t want socialism. Told us not to worry. And they are surprised why would vote for such a terrible man. Because even a terrible man is better than socialism.
— Kasey Neil (@KaseyNeil1) August 15, 2018
Which is how you’ll get another 4 years of Trump
— Mauty480 (@Mauty480) August 15, 2018
Great! Will make Trump re-election a stroll in the park. Everyone wants the government passing out potatoes and toilet paper based on what it thinks you need. R.I.P. Democratic Party! But feel free to attempt communism for the millionth time. It has been a successful platform 😂
— Casey Bradley (@CaseyVol94) August 15, 2018
Hey, DNC Chair Tom Perez even called Ocasio-Cortez “the future of our party!” Believe him.
Markos Moulitsas tells Chuck Todd that Democrats had better embrace socialism (video) https://t.co/vPeN1zIMCf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 4, 2018