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:

Gallup: “For the first time in Gallup's measurement over the past decade, Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism.” https://t.co/poLAv5IsYt

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) August 13, 2018

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

It'd be so damn easy for the Ds to win in 2020 and they're going to blow it. https://t.co/6Im6BCWUrY

— Jimmy G (@jimmygards) August 13, 2018

If Trump wins second term this will be part of the reason. @joshbrown007 @boblahbla https://t.co/zB6eFDAMzf

— Douglas Brown (@brownmugs) August 13, 2018

RIP Democratic Party https://t.co/BF0JHgxWOO

— Andrew A. Rosen (@aagave) August 13, 2018

Shh! Don’t tell them.

Well at least they're now admitting it anyway. https://t.co/ZPl5rdp5Nf

— Dead Ceaușescus ❌ (@fwoodbridge) August 13, 2018

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

This is insane. Capitalism now has a more than hundred year record of feeding the hungry, lifting people all over the world out of extreme poverty, and giving us countless technology. Socialism has the same lengthy record of doing the opposite. https://t.co/3juBwJiiI9

— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) August 13, 2018

Replace "image of socialism" with an actual image of the hundreds of millions of people who have died as a result out socialism and ask them again. https://t.co/J4dSSpa7Fg

— Jaden Wirrenga (@JDWirrenga) August 13, 2018

Good grief. Does no one study history?

— Kristen Bush (@ChristianOncMom) August 13, 2018

Yeah let's vote these lunatics into office https://t.co/xsyVnUPhkL

— (((Elliot E))) (@ElliotE33) August 13, 2018

Future historians will refer to our age as the Great Self-Encrazening https://t.co/eTW6AVwGI4

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 13, 2018

If this is the case then it is objectively true that Democrats are either ignorant or stupid… or both… https://t.co/UBO78vomtr

— Mike Sheridan (@mike_sheridan) August 13, 2018

This is why people mock and reject Democrats. They choose to repeat failed ideologies and history. And know so much that isn't true. #NHPolitics #WalkAway https://t.co/C356lEanpz

— Kimberly Morin (@Conservativeind) August 13, 2018

How quickly we forget the 100 million victims. May they haunt us back into common sense. https://t.co/6IjGTNVu78

— Kayla (@VixenRogue) August 13, 2018

We are at a dangerous place when one of the two political parties has become anti-American. https://t.co/hQ5wRul8Zm

— Jesse Kelly® (@JesseKellyDC) August 13, 2018

Because they've never experienced real socialism. They've imagined that socialism will allow them to spend lazy days at coffee shops discussing philosophy and art while the "evil" rich support them. https://t.co/PGOuS82evQ

— Kim Priestap (@kimpriestap) August 13, 2018

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

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