The progressives in the Democratic Party have been transfixed by the pro-socialism rhetoric of Bernie Sanders and more recently Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That message seems to be spreading, if a recent Gallup poll is any indication:

Wow, that could be the gift that keeps on giving (to Republicans, that is).

Shh! Don’t tell them.

Perhaps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has helped make it fashionable again, but not among those who have actually studied history:

And by the time they got what they wanted and realized how wrong they were it’d be too late.