Conservatives need a wakeup call on Democratic Socialism. This is a very real threat to the fabric of our constitutional republic. Behind the thin veil of the pleasant-sounding word “Democratic,” this movement is socialism that will confiscate your property and take away your freedoms. This is no game. It’s the real deal. Don’t get me wrong, I like to make fun of terrible leftist ideas as much as the next guy, but we cannot afford to pass this off as a joke.
In 2016, Establishment Democrats had to use all the power at their disposal to make sure Bernie Sanders did not get their nomination for president. It’s not that they disagree with Bernie’s radical socialist agenda. They just weren’t ready to fully show their hand to the American people. Here we are in 2020, and the call for Democratic Socialism is stronger than ever.
The darling of their movement is Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, commonly known as AOC. Lots of conservatives think all we have to do to make AOC go away is to laugh at her. You can find all sorts of memes, political cartoons, and videos making fun of her. That’s not going to solve the problem. I understand the appeal. I’m tempted to point out the hilarious flaws in her ideas myself, but that doesn’t change the fact that this is a very real threat. AOC is not a lone voice crying in the wilderness. She has a massive following that’s growing every day. If conservatives refuse to do anything but laugh at her, it will be the socialists laughing when her crazy Green New Deal passes a Democrat-controlled House and Senate to find its way onto President Bernie Sanders’ desk.
The Democratic Socialists are organized and they’re angry. If we aren’t careful, they could wreak havoc in this election cycle at every level. Conservatives need to destroy their arguments with the truth and they need to do it right now. Leave the ridicule to the Democrats. Our best weapons are still facts and reason. We can’t leave it to the Democrat Establishment to defeat Bernie for us a second time.