Rasmussen has just published a major poll on US voter attitudes towards socialism. It reveals that Democrats are evenly divided in their views on socialism, with 45 percent viewing it favourably, and 45 percent negatively. This is a strikingly high level of support for socialist ideology within a political party in the United States (and the ruling party at that), and strongly suggests that Democrats are increasingly moving towards a continental-European style approach to economic issues, advancing a big government agenda that resembles that of European Social Democratic governments. This is reflected in the Obama presidency’s growing emphasis on tax the rich, class warfare policies that have been de rigeur across the Atlantic for decades, an approach that places heavy emphasis upon the redistribution of wealth.It's sad. Pathetic, and sad. What has happened to this country, that it could produce so many people who think that way? Socialism didn't make this country great, and it has never made any country great. Why would anyone choose it?
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Socialists Among Us
I know Wilson and FDR would have approved, but would other prominent Democrats in our history be happy with this finding?