Donald Trump kicked off his re-election campaign by making socialism into 2020’s dirty word – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

With the Murdoch Party’s help dividing the nation in every ‘fearful’ way brings on Conservative support  (ODT)

Some democratic policies look like socialism to the Trump base In his remarks, Mr Trump was targeting the liberal policies of the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and newly minted Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (who’s not running for President but is an “influencer”).They’re promoting: universal healthcare subsidised tertiary education big taxes on the rich pro-environment initiatives in the form of a “New Green Deal” to reduce the use of fossil fuels It’s a weird thing living in America coming from a country like Australia where Medicare and heavily subsidised education are taken for granted.To us, their policies are not quite radical. Fuel for valid political debate and prioritisation of public funds to be sure, but to suggest the United States might imminently turn into Venezuela seems like a big leap. And it is.Universal healthcare and subsidised education are hardly precursors to state control and the death of the American free market.But in the post-truth era, the target audience doesn’t care about the fine details.Some Americans would be literally reaching for their guns and gathering the militia at the very suggestion that the federal government might try to interfere in their existence. Mr Trump proved in 2016 that he’s excellent at creating villains.Remember lyin’ Ted, little Marco, low-energy Jeb, Pocahontas (aka Elizabeth Warren) and all the others who were publicly belittled by then-candidate Trump as he carved a path to the White House?Now we have the “socialists”.

via Donald Trump kicked off his re-election campaign by making socialism into 2020’s dirty word – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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