from Conservative Review:
Republicans embrace socialism in climate change message
What a crock.
In an article titled, “GOP hoping voters open to warnings of Democrats’ socialism,” the Associated Press looks at Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who has been telling town hall participants that socialism is afoot and that he wants everyone to join him in the fight against it.
The article is slanted, as most AP articles are. Its writer tried to make the point, by interviewing random people, that Republicans are stoking fear when the issue really doesn’t faze most people. The article ends with a wry warning to Republicans that crying wolf over Democrats’ socialist views might actually hurt them in 2020.
First of all, many current Democrats including Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez call themselves democratic socialists. The fact that Republicans are not just calling them socialists out of nowhere seems to be lost on the AP. Somehow, Republicans are going to lose by calling the Democrats what they call themselves.
It would be a fine thing indeed if enough elected Republicans could actually recognize socialism and, through policy, turn it on its ear. But unfortunately, being against “socialism” is now just another buzzword that polls well and so will be integrated into each and every Republican speech, but will not necessarily result in less socialism.
Interestingly, the article focuses on Gardner, who decries Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. It even included a quote from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “I think we’re running to be the firewall that saves the country from socialism.”
But Cory Gardner is listed as one of the Republican senators who say climate change is man-made and are meeting in small groups looking to create a path for Republicans on the issue of climate change.