Doom and gloom ahead for Democrats. Never in my life have I seen the Party of Lynching of Negroes in so much disarray.
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Friday night after the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates debated in Manchester, NH attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for identifying as a socialist.
While praising Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Matthews said, “She had the guts to talk about the issue of this campaign, socialism. Some people like it. Those of us like me who grew up in the Cold War and saw some aspects of it after visiting places like Vietnam, Cuba, being there, I’ve seen what socialism is. I don’t like it. It’s not only not free. It doesn’t freaking work.”
He added, “I think the Democratic Party has to figure out its ideology. In Britain, we had a Liberal Party, and they were overtaken by the Socialist Party, and they became the main challenger to the Tories. Churchill went back to the Tories. And a lot of us know that history. A lot of us will be sorting things out if the Democratic Party runs a Socialist candidate. The Democratic Party’s been the left of the Republican Party on the issue of mixed capitalism. They push Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, enormously popular programs. ACA, Obamacare has also, I wished they will follow through with it and make the work. I think most Americans would be happy to have a public option and have Medicare followed through with.”
Strategist Fears Trump
In a rant on MSNBC that went viral on Tuesday evening, the longtime Democratic strategist vented his concerns about the party’s prospects for beating Donald Trump, taking particular aim at the party’s leftward lurch.
“Eighteen percent of the population controls 52 Senate seats,” Carville said. “We’ve got to be a majoritarian party. The urban core is not gonna get it done. What we need is power! Do you understand? That’s what this is about.”
His diatribe took place against the backdrop of an Iowa caucus that had fallen into chaos and amid a rancorous ongoing debate among Democrats over the party’s direction. He took particular aim at Sen. Bernie Sanders, who he fears could lead the party to defeat in November.