by: Brent Smith for World Net Daily
Most everyone is familiar with the party game limbo and the saying oft repeated while playing it: “How low can you go?”
Well, there’s another saying that will be repeated quite often over the next couple of years having to with Democratic candidates vying for their party’s presidential nomination: “How far left will you go?”
It’s only been a little over a week since the midterms, and already dozens of Dems are lining up en masse, showing at least some interest in running for president. I recently saw a collage of faces of those who are supposedly interested. There were upwards of three dozen.
Most will choose not to run, but of the dozen or so who wish to, they are going to have to throw out any thought of reason and common sense to win the day with their increasingly radical base.
Far-left progressives are gaining strength in the Democratic Party and they will not sit back idly as candidates attempt to duck the issues. Candidates will be forced to pick a side – either the old-guard elitist left, or the new radical progressive. And as socialism is all the rage, candidates will be forced at least tacitly to endorse it.
In other words, moderate Democrats need not apply. Not that there are any left.
One item on the socialist agenda that is gaining in popularity is Medicare-for-all, single payer health care. This is a definite loser in the general election, but candidates will likely be forced to support it during primary season.
The Washington Post seems generally afraid of the “socialism” label. It also appears worried about Democratic candidates becoming tied to the Medicare-for-all scheme.