I’ve said this before. A socialist is about as popular as herpes at a hot tub party.
According to Newsweek 76% of Americans would not vote for a socialist. They are being generous. Nobody likes a socialist especially as the leader of our country, state or district. Like herpes in a hot tub, a socialist’s ideas will not hurt people, but like herpes, not enough voters are willing to put their speedo on and join your Hot Tub Party. From Newsweek:
Seventy-six percent of Americans said they would not vote for a “socialist” political candidate, while just 24 percent said they would, according to a new Hill.TV/HarrisX American Barometer poll released Tuesday. The poll results fly in the face of a joint effort by Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez to push their Democratic-Socialism platform more into mainstream politics ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
If the Bernie Sanders Socialists want to gain more traction they might consider dropping the title “socialist”. Being labeled a socialist and campaigning as a socialist is a great way to lose an election for you and your Hot Tub Party. If you want to align yourself with the Democratic Party, do us a favor and drop the title. It doesn’t help. It hurts. As much as you want to think socialists have good ideas (and they do) that would benefit the country (and they might), as long as you call yourself a socialist you will never get enough voters to risk the dip into your political breeding ground. It’s just that simple. Socialists are not very popular in America. They are considered moochers, lazy, always wanting something for free while others work hard to provide it. Socialists may not like it but that is the reality.
You can be either be a socialist or a Democrat. There is no middle ground. We are Democrats. Nothing more. Nothing less. If you want to run on socialist ideas, do so but just drop the “socialist” crap.
When you say “Socialist” we say “herpes”