Democratic blowhard pundit Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC's Hardball program, has incongruously nailed DNC Chair Wasserman-Schultz and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton by asking them "Is there a difference between Democrat and Socialist?" Flustered, Wasserman-Schultz babbled something about there being a difference between the Democratic and Republican parties, Clinton tap danced around the question by proclaiming herself to be a Progressive. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders, a self described Socialist, is running for President against Clinton on the Democratic ticket.
Progressives are nothing other than a collection of baseline Socialists who would be politically impotent without exploiting capitalist means (donors consisting of wealthy, upper class believers, Silicone Valley tech industry capitalists, and portions of Wall Street), peddle solar panels and mass transit, promote victimization theory, believe that coerced abortion is a nation / state moral priority, and, until the political goal of party primacy is reached, that there are to be no national borders. And, the end always justifies the means - such as destroying the economy and bankrupting the nation in order to force the middle and lower classes into government dependency.
If they were to do nothing more than don Che Guevara berets and shout slogans containing the words "proletariat" and "bourgeoisie" with their present ideology / propaganda machine, they could probably be identified as communists.
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it must a duck.
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