It is pathetic to see Hillary Clinton come up with more excuses as to why she lost. After eighteen months, it’s time to move on. Lately she came up with a reason that actually had merit. She said she lost votes from the left of the party because she was a capitalist, not a socialist.
Barack Obama was the most liberal president in our history. Now he is part of the moderate Establishment wing of the party. The Left want to create a world in which people need not take any responsibility for their lives. One house of the California legislature passed a bill giving everyone free medical care without coming up for a way to pay for it. Many want free college tuition for all. The latest proposal is to guarantee everyone a $15 hourly wage. If they can’t find a job in the private sector, the government will give them one.
Margaret Thatcher said “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money”. Venezuela assumed there would always be sufficient oil revenue. Things aren’t working out too well for them. American socialists assume the rich will gladly fork over the money. If their utopia would come to pass, we would be another Venezuela.
It’s also a bad election strategy. Back in 1964, Barry Goldwater supporters believed that if they were really conservative, millions of voters would join them. It didn’t work out very well. If the extreme left captures the Democratic party, they will see a similar result.