Today’s Democratic Party is NOT your Grandparents Democratic Party, it is light-years to the left of the party of President John F. Kennedy, who went eyeball-to-eyeball with maniacal Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and brought the civilization-threatening Cuban missile crisis to an end.
Kennedy, quite the opposite of Obama, pledged to give Americans “an across-the-board reduction in personal and corporate income tax rates” to “reduce the burden on private income and the deterrents to private initiative.” After Kennedy was assassinated, the massive tax cuts he promised were enacted, resulting in a boom in both the private economy and federal tax revenues for the rest of the decade.
When Bernie Sanders was asked if he was a socialist, he responded: “Yeah. I wouldn’t deny it. Not for one second. I’m a democratic socialist.” (Hitler was also a democratic socialist)
Yet when asked if he was a Democrat, he said, “Of course I am a Democrat and running for the Democratic nomination.”
Meanwhile, the Communist Party USA claims it champions “socialism” (not communism). Emblazoned at the top of its website is this bold creed: “A better and peaceful world is possible – a world where people and nature come before profits. That’s socialism. That’s our vision. We are the Communist Party USA.”
So let’s sum this up: Sanders, a self-described “democratic socialist,” claims he is indeed a “socialist,” but also claims he’s a “Democrat.” The Communist Party USA advocates “socialism,” saying “socialism [is] our vision,” and likewise boasts of its “unparalleled history in the progressive movement of the United States.” Hillary Clinton, heavily influenced by Chicago Marxist Saul Alinsky, proudly and repeatedly proclaims she’s a “modern progressive.”
So, the bottom line is, “communist,” “socialist,” “Marxist,” “progressive” and “Democrat” have now all come to mean roughly the same thing.