Socialism is a very bad word in the English language. When one politician wants to demonize another politician all they have to do is call them a socialist and people lose their minds and refuse to vote for them. Former Director of the FBI, James Comey, knows this and is warning Democrats to stay away from socialist tendencies or else they’ll have trouble pulling in the voters they need to take control of Congress.
Democrats, please, please don’t lose your minds and rush to the socialist left. This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership.
— James Comey (@Comey) July 22, 2018
People who normally vote Republican aren’t known for having much common sense. They absolutely love voting against their best interests. Part of their problem is that they’ve been indoctrinated for their entire lives to believe that socialism is a very bad thing. So Comey has hit the nail on the head with what he said. Even though socialist programs have given people some of the best things in their lives, they still won’t vote for someone calling themselves a socialist…except for Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — people love voting for them.
Comey is also right that Trump is counting on people being afraid of politicians who call themselves socialists. Trump wants nothing more than the Democrats to go too far to the left, because he knows that’s the only way for Republicans to win. So we can expect him to continue demonizing anyone left of center. He doesn’t have to worry about losing too much of his Republican base, but since he’s done such a horrible job, he knows he’s going to lose a whole bunch of independent voters and he wants to stop that from happening.
It’s kind of ironic that James Comey, the man responsible for giving us Trump in the first place, is helping us get rid of him too, but we’ll take all the help we can get. He’s urged all Republicans to vote for Democrats in the next election. Getting rid of the Republican majority in Congress is a must if we want to get our country back from the far-right extremists, and if Comey wants to help with that, that’s great.
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