Yes, it is official. In a descent one can only chalk up to a lack of education and brainwashing by university professors, Democrats seem to think Socialism is a GOOD thing.
Nearly six-in-ten Democratic primary voters believe socialism has a ‘positive impact on society,’ according to polling conducted this month for the right-leaning issue advocacy group American Action Network and provided to POLITICO.
Democratic voters in every age group, every gender, and every race view socialism favorably, according to the early February telephone poll of 1,000 likely Democratic primary voters fielded by Republican firm OnMessage Inc. and commissioned by AAN, which is tied to the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC dedicated to House Republicans. And among people 45 and under — a group that has helped power Sanders’ primary performances — the ideology is preferred to capitalism by a margin of 46 percent to 19 percent.
The polling made a specific point not to mention Sanders or Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to AAN president Mike Shields, as part of an effort to avoid findings that simply reflect that race. Instead, he said, it was inspired by a pair of television interviews in which Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was pressed on the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Wow. It just boggles the mind that more than half of Democrats think Socialism is a good thing. That being the case, I would like to extend a personal invitation to them to move to Venezuela, Cuba, Greece, or even Puerto Rico (bonus – no passport needed!) to see what Socialism in action looks like. That way those here who are the takers can experience firsthand the logical, and stunning, end results of Socialism.
Once again, Branco sums up what the Democrats are doing to this country perfectly, and more succinctly. From Legal Insurrection:
And there ya have it.
Meanwhile, as you no doubt have heard, one of the frontrunners had a major shakeup in his campaign on Monday. That would be Sen. Ted Cruz who fired his Communications Director for re-Tweeting a blatantly false and insulting video about Sen. Marco Rubio. Politico has the story (via Townhall):
Ted Cruz’s campaign on Monday apologized to Marco Rubio for publicizing a story misstating the Florida senator’s remarks to a Cruz staffer in South Carolina.
Rubio ran into Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, and a staffer in South Carolina on Saturday at a Hampton Inn. According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, which posted the video, the blog also had staffers present during the encounter.
The website reported that Rubio suggested that the Bible did “[n]ot have many answers in it.”
Cruz communications director Rick Tyler posted the story on Facebook but later deleted it and apologized after a Cruz staffer said Rubio didn’t make any such comment.
“I want to apologize to Senator Marco Rubio for posting an inaccurate story about him here earlier today,” Tyler said. “The story showed a video of the Senator walking past a Ted Cruz staffer seated in the lobby of a hotel reading his Bible. The story misquoted a remark the Senator made to the staffer. I assumed wrongly that the story was correct. According to the Cruz staffer, the Senator made a friendly and appropriate remark.”[…] (Click here to read the rest.)
I like Sen. Cruz, but this kind of thing seems to keep happening with his campaign. I get that a candidate cannot control every single little thing, and that is why he or she hires people to handle things FOR them. Communication would be a particularly important component of any campaign. That this happened on the eve of the Nevada Caucus, and about a week before Super Tuesday is extremely bad. Hopefully, Cruz can right this ship and fast, or else it will continue to have a negative impact on his campaign.
And speaking of Nevada, it is the next state to have its say. Nevada uses a caucus system like Iowa. The Hill has a few things for which to look, including highlighting this Nevada reality:
Nevada is a notoriously difficult state to poll. So while pundits and political junkies have labored on every fluctuation in the dozens of polls in other early-voting states, Republicans head into Nevada largely flying blind.
There have been just five polls of Nevada Republicans aggregated by RealClearPolitics during this cycle — three by Gravis and two by CNN/ORC — and just two of them in 2016.
CNN’s most recent figures showed Trump with a dominating lead, followed by Rubio and Cruz locked in a tight race for second.
The lack of polls is likely purposeful. Pollsters rarely find success in Nevada, which that led to a similar dearth of polling there in 2012.
In 2008, RealClearPolitics’s final averages had Romney with 26 percent and John McCain in second, with 21 percent. Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giulianni and Fred Thompson all trailed in a tight race for third. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
In other words, we will know who wins when they win.
Finally, the words of Democrats continue to come back to haunt them when it comes to replacing Justice Scalia. This time, it is this little flashback of none other than current Vice President Joe Biden speaking out about NOT replacing a retiring Justice during an election year (via the Daily Signal):
Needless to say, the response of Republicans to this is, “Okey dokey! If you say so, Vice President Biden!” And that it is why it is important to do things for the RIGHT reasons, not the Party reasons. Just sayin’.
That’s it for me. What’s on your minds today? This is an Open Thread.