Call the Democrats’ Budget Bill What It Is: The Socialism of Major Governments

Over the next few weeks, Republicans will have the opportunity to rename Democrats as Big Government Socialists.

It’s the kind of opportunity that can come once in a lifetime.

Every senator and Democratic representative has already voted for a draft $ 3.5 trillion spending bill. No matter what lies they tell back home about being moderate, their names are in the Congressional Record. When it mattered, there were no moderate Democrats. The only Democrats in Congress were unanimously willing to vote for the socialism of major governments.

The socialist brand of big government will isolate Washington Democrats from their own moderates and from the rest of the country. Faced with this overt betrayal of their values, millions of grassroots Democratic voters will find themselves forced to organize a moderate wing of their party (which Bill Clinton attempted to do as governor of Arkansas in the 1980s. ).

In a number of upcoming primary elections, there could be moderate Democratic candidates ready to run against the socialist incumbents of the big government, using the vote on the $ 3.5 trillion bill as proof that the holders must be replaced.

The poll is clear and devastating for Democrats in Washington. Americans in general favor free market capitalism over socialism of large governments by a huge margin (59% to 16%). Among swing voters, there is an advantage of almost five to one (82% to 18%).

Perhaps most worrying for Washington Democrats, swing voters already believe, with a 69% to 31% margin, that the $ 3.5 trillion spending bill proves the socialists in major governments are now defining the Democratic Party.

WASHINGTON, DC – 09 AOT: Senator Bernie Sanders (L) (I-VT) walks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after a meeting on legislation pending budget resolution in the office of Schumer on August 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. The US Senate is moving forward on the $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill, which is expected to be finalized tomorrow.
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When the detailed version of the $ 3.5 trillion bill clearly shows its wide array of tax increases and the huge expansion of government in our personal lives, Democrats will have two choices. They could vote “no” to soften their image at home and defeat the bill. Or they could double down, vote “yes” and hope that the Pelosi-Schumer-Biden money wave overcomes the overwhelming hostility of voters to the socialism of large governments.

The real test for next month falls on Republicans and Conservatives. Can they discipline their focus on defining the $ 3.5 trillion bill as the socialism of big governments?

Can they communicate nationally – in every state and congressional district – that incumbent Democrats have proven themselves to be socialists of the big government by voting for the bill in August?

In the face of hostile and distracting questions from left-wing television journalists, can Republicans discipline themselves to constantly point out that the $ 3.5 trillion bill is defended by an avowed socialist and that it is socialism of? ‘a great government?

Face to face with outgoing Democrats, can Republicans have the courage and discipline to stand by the facts and hammer home the message, “on that date you voted for a $ 3.5 trillion socialist bill? big government dollars, and that makes you a big … government socialist? “

Finally, can Republican Party officials, activists and candidates focus on communicating that Democrats have become big government socialists and that the old moderate Democratic Party has been replaced by a new radical party?

These votes gave Republicans the opportunity of a lifetime to brand the Democratic Party into a minority for a generation or more.

The test is now on the Republican side – and in the conservative movement – to see if they can seize the opportunity.

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