Posted by Curt on 10 February, 2020 at 3:45 pm. 39 comments already!


They don’t say “moderates” and “radical socialists.” They say “centrists” and “the left.” But as Jazz Shaw notes, “the left” is just a polite leftist euphemism for radical socialists.

And the Washington Post is admitting — nay, trumpeting — that every single one of the Democrat candidates, including Joe Biden, is on the hard left.

IT HAS become an unchecked assumption about the Democratic presidential race: The candidates are fighting an ideological war between “left” and “center.” This narrative is false, and it is hardly benign. It minimizes the bold policy ambitions of those in the mislabeled “centrist” lane and falsely characterizes those on the left flank as braver or more committed to reform.

Yes, some candidates in the race are to the left of others. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) not only want to make sure that all Americans have access to health care, as do all the Democrats, but they want maximum government control in achieving that goal…

Then there are the policy moves that practically all Democrats agree on: giving legal safe harbor to the young immigrants known as “dreamers”; reviving and expanding President Barack Obama’s climate regulations; reengaging with Iran; raising the minimum wage; keeping abortion legal; cracking down on guns.

In fact, every major Democratic candidate is running on an agenda to the left of Mr. Obama’s.

Now they’re saying this in an effort to boost Joe Biden– they’re saying, “You don’t have to vote for Bernie Sanders to get a radical socialist, Ol’ Sheriff Joe is a radical socialist too. And better yet — a radical socialist smart enough to not admit he’s a radical socialist, like Bernie Sanders has admitted.”

The Washington Post will renounce this op-ed and claim it didn’t mean what it plainly means when it becomes inconvenient in the general election, and they pivot to claiming the candidate they’ve admitted is a radical socialist is now a “centrist moderate.”

But for now, they’ve admitted it.

Just this morning, James Carville once again offered his own warnings about Bernie Sanders. This may sound familiar — he makes the same points reported last week — but this is from this morning.

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