House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is refusing to denounce socialism, the radical left-wing political agenda slowly seeping into our government and society, despite the fact she’s seeking a second term as speaker and the ideology threatens to drive a deep wedge in between members of the Democratic Party.
Fox News had requested comment several times — including multiple phone calls to Pelosi’s office — with inquiries about whether she opposed the ideology and whether she would allow any self-described socialists elected in the Democratic caucus to hold leadership positions in the House of Representatives.
During a press conference on Friday, Pelosi acknowledged that there was a “difference of opinion” among members of her caucus as a rift between moderates and progressives appears to have expanded following the 2020 election.
Back in 2019, Pelosi insisted during a “60 Minutes” interview that socialism was “not the view” of her party.
Part of the problem with asking questions like this of politicians is that most of the time, since the media is in the pocket of the Democratic Party, there is lack of clearly defining terms.
What does Pelosi think “socialism” is? Socialism includes wealth redistribution. Is that not something the left in its current form very much supports? Then yes, socialism is indeed the view of the Democratic Party.
Joseph A. Wolfsohn, a writer for Fox News, said in his latest report, ”
However, self-described Democratic Socialists have become some of the most high-profile members of the Democratic Party. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who earned the second-most delegates in both the 2016 and 2020 Democratic primaries, thanked socialist groups “for their extraordinary efforts in helping to make Biden’s victory possible.”
He went on to add, “The subject of socialism is apparently becoming a growing concern among Democrats behind closed doors. A leaked recording from a Democratic caucus call showed Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., suggesting that socialism, in addition to “defund the police” rhetoric, were to blame for several congressional defeats as their GOP opponents used the ideology as a bludgeon.”
“We want to talk about funding social services, and ensuring good engagement in community policing, let’s talk about what we are for. And we need to not ever use the words ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again,” Spanberger can be heard saying in a recording that was obtained by The Washington Post. “Because while people think it doesn’t matter, it does matter. And we lost good members because of it.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was not at all pleased with big names in the Democratic Party blaming their losses on socialist policy. Which makes sense because she herself is a socialist.
So the whole “progressivism is bad” argument just doesn’t have any compelling evidence that I’ve seen.
When it comes to “Defund” & “Socialism” attacks, people need to realize these are racial resentment attacks. You’re not gonna make that go away. You can make it less effective.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 6, 2020
President Trump has consistently bashed Joe Biden for being what he calls a “Trojan horse” for socialism, meaning that the radical left is just using a more familiar, centrist kind of person to run for president so they can later push him hard left once he’s in office.
Socialism is a real threat to our way of life. It takes away the success someone has worked hard to earn and gives it to those who have not earned. A system like that cannot exist because it denies obvious facts of reality and economics.