To paraphrase Lenin, in 2018 America, a socialist is a Democrat in a hurry.
Just ask Hillary who said when asked if labeling herself a capitalist hurt her in 2016, “Probably. I mean, you know, it's hard to know but if you're in the Iowa caucuses and 41% of Democrats are socialists…”
Setting aside the merits of what she calls capitalism, Hillary effectively conceded that Democrats are in a hurry to exile her and embrace Comrade Bernie’s guarantee of a federal paycheck in every mailbox and a Tesla in every garage.
Instead of being on defense over the personal chaos that follows Trump around like the cloud of dust that did Pig-Pen, Republicans should restrain themselves from spending like socialists and get on offense over Democrats’ wholesale embrace of a gutter ideology whose main feature is a body count.
The electorate that gave control of two-thirds of governors’ mansions and state legislatures to Republicans along with the House, Senate and White House, is not on board with the Venezuelan model of shared misery and imposed orthodoxy of thought.
Democrats may or may not be overplaying their hand on Trump. But they most certainly are on Karl Marx.
Republicans would be wise to answer Hillary’s distress call over May Day Democrats.