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Jul 30, 2018 17 tweets 11 min read
Defining “Socialist” isn’t hard. You just have to read their work & listen to their leaders

And what you’ll find is frightening

Worse yet, the Dem Socialists of America (DSA) actually has a good shot of gaining power if we don’t wake up & fight back

Let’s read their plan: 1/17
.@DemSocialists want to abolish capitalism and transfer ownership of “essential” industries / related businesses to the govt or worker committees.

Why?

“Wealth is a social creation and should be controlled by society as a whole.”

(bit.ly/2vfQ7E5)
DSA’ers are squishy when defining which industries they’d nationalize. But the list touches every possible business, from food to electronics

Workers would then vote on which role is best for them, similar to the disastrous experiment at Zappos in 2016. (bit.ly/2DKlGNd)
Yet DSA knows it has a problem. And it’s a big one.

Every time a Socialist gov’t has tried to rule, it’s ended in immeasurable death and economic disaster. They admit as much. (See below)

This time, though, they think they can get it right.

America is their next experiment
To start their experiment, DSA plans to use the #Democratic Party as a parasitic host.

How so?

DSA’ers know that America is a two party system. So their aim is to push Dems left until they have a critical mass of supporters.

Then they’ll break off w/ a viable #Socialist party.
Amazingly, the Dem Party & many followers are happy to oblige.

DNC Chair Perez called DSA’er @Ocasio2018 “the future of the party.” (bit.ly/2MHmW3G)

Even Pelosi said Ocasio is welcome, as Dems have “a big tent.”

In political jargon, these Dems are “useful idiots.”
But how do DSA’ers plan to get popular support?

First step: Promise free stuff (*via lots of taxes).

That’s why DSA’ers push so hard for #SinglePayer, #HousingForAll, #FreeCollege, etc.

It’s a strategy to build their herd for an eventual Socialist revolution.
DSA’ers are also keen to offer up other incremental steps to woo the masses.

For instance, look for DSA to push for consumers and workers to serve on corporate boards.

Some of these ideas will have merit. But, for DSA, they’re a gateway drug to a Socialist takeover.
DSA is less known for its other domestic priorities, including #OpenBorders. The #AbolishICE movement was launched in earnest by DSA member @SeanMcElwee.

DSA views deportation of any kind for any reason as “ethnic cleansing.”

So abolishing ICE is absolutely about OpenBorders.
The irony, however, is that DSA doesn’t ultimately support immigrant groups & other minority communities.

DSA demands people think of themselves as a “working class” first, everything else second

So you can be black, but not too black. Be gay, but not too gay.

Uh oh #BLM & HRC
Meanwhile, DSA knows that, to be successful, it needs to be normalized in the media.

And that’s begun

MSNBC’s @morningmika called Ocasio “badass” while @maddow said she was “super impressive.” Same fawning coverage from @ErinBurnett and @chrislhayes.

(on.msnbc.com/2Kf0JgL)
Media’s useful idiots are even spreading helpful disinformation about Socialism.

Example: @JoyVBehar argued w/ @MeghanMcCain that Socialism is working great in countries like Sweden. (bit.ly/2K96Myk)

Except Sweden isn’t Socialist. And DSA laments the very fact.

Oops.
If all of this seems improbable — “DSA is a passing fad” — you’re not paying attention.

Their numbers are increasing fast. (bit.ly/2mUGfMf)

And they’re winning in Dem districts across the country, incl unlikely places like Pennsylvania. (cnn.it/2K9kCB4)
At this point, you better be nervous. And ready to fight back.

Politically, Dems need to wake the hell up. We’re being used by parasites for their horrific experiment.

We need to eject them from the party, eject them from our slots on ballots, & eject them from our caucuses.
Most critically, we need credible voices who can share a competing and compelling vision.

After all, the Socialist siren song is wickedly sweet. Free stuff sounds good when you’re struggling.

We need new Dem voices. (Bye Pelosi & Schumer)

We need to clean up DC w/ #TermLimits
The rest of the new Democratic agenda should be debated. I’ve put forward my ideas, captured by “A New American Oath” for our fellow countrymen.

This agenda is equal parts bold and pragmatic. And it’s a damn good place to start.

realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/…
Bottom line: #DemocraticSocialists are not just a liberal wing of the Democratic Party.

They are a cancer. And they pose a grave threat to not just the party but the country.

It’s high time Dems wake up to that reality and fight back w/ smarter leaders & a better way forward.

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Aug 24, 2018
The NY Times just got a bunch of people killed.

All because of its hatred of Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress.

Here’s how. (Thread)

nytimes.com/2018/08/24/us/…
The Times wants us to believe our Russian intel sources have dried up.

Reporters @julianbarnes & @AllMattNYT shared classified details that speak of our struggling clandestine efforts against Putin & his regime.

Never mind that highlighting our weakness atrenghrens his hand.
To wit, this para:

“Informants close to Putin are very rare... The United States, in recent years, has had only a few, and at times been reliant on only one or two for the most important insights on Mr. Putin, according to former officials.”

Let that treachery sink in.
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Jul 16, 2018
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez — the alleged future of the #DemocraticParty — explains that she wants:

1) Death to capitalism & profit
2) Free housing, college, & healthcare
3) Open borders
4) End to killing terrorists

Here’s why this Dem thinks she‘s nuts. (1/6)

pbs.org/video/alexandr…
Capitalism has eliminated more poverty than any economic system on the planet.

Period.

Is it a perfect system? Not by a long shot. But Ocasio’s dream would unquestionably put at risk millions of people who have climbed out of poverty.

Just ask anyone who lives in Venezuela.
Meanwhile, Ocasio‘s promise of free govt services is a joke.

1) Free healthcare for all? She has no plan to pay for it.
2) Free housing? No money left after free healthcare.
3) Free college? But seriously, we’d be out of money.

These aren’t bold ideas. They’re bald-faced lies.
Read 6 tweets
Jul 6, 2018
You asked about racial violence between cops and people of color.

Fundamentally, you're asking if #BLM is right.

Let's start a conversation about what we know - and what we don't - about police, bias, and the killing of our fellow citizens. (1/14)
Most of us would agree that a single death of an innocent person by a police officer is one too many.

Black or white.

Police departments agree. They have training & oversight to ensure shootings don't happen or officers are punished when an unjustifiable killing occurs.
#BLM argues that, regardless, the system isn't working; cops are still targeting black people w/ violence or avoiding punishment when caught.

It's a belief founded in America's very real & ugly history.

A brief review of that shameful past is here: wapo.st/2NqtYLD
Read 14 tweets
Jul 1, 2018
Yes, I’m an angry #Democrat.

We’re not a reasonable party anymore. We’ve exhausted ourselves with conspiracies & outrage while ignoring facts & careful analysis.

Then we have the audacity to complain about the fatigue of it all.

Let’s review the party’s madness. (1/11)
Since our #2016Election loss, we have flopped in every direction to find an excuse for our failure.

Blame the 63M deplorable Trump voters.

Blame the #ElectoralCollege.

Blame Comey.

Blame the Russians.

No. Stop it. Blame Clinton, the DNC, & her primary voters. They suck.
About those #Russians.

We have assured ourselves that Trump is a Russian traitor. We’ve held up the #SteeleDossier as proof.

Nevermind that CIA Director Brennan gave it “no particular credence.”

Rather than let Mueller find the facts, we’ve already executed POTUS for treason.
Read 11 tweets
Jun 20, 2018
Our foreign affairs must be strategic.

#CentralAmerica is a priority because of immigration. Illegal migrants cost us billions.

Meanwhile, all focus must be on containing the Communist #China threat. Where that involves alliances w/ poor nations, aid must be rendered.
The plan for #CentralAmerica is being retooled by WH’s John Kelly & DHS. (reut.rs/2JVEIzy)

I believe a further step is needed w/ a stabilization force, built with a coalition of Latin American nations.

Meanwhile, let’s beef up our border (fence/wall/tech solutions).
But the #CentralAmerica plan is medium to long term. What about right now?

First, let’s stop with the Nazi talk. It’s factually wrong, morally repugnant & does nothing to solve the problem.

Next, Congress needs to get off their butts & send Trump an #ImmigrationReform bill.
Read 4 tweets
Jun 16, 2018
Illegal minors can’t be imprisoned w/ adult parents. Bush & Obama released all onto US soil til judges ruled. Rife w/ abuse.

Trump stopped this by separating illegals & their kids, holding both in jails & camps. All to force DC to fix the broken system.

It’s a brutal strategy.
While we debate whether #Trump’s strategy is right (or humane), the facts are being distorted.

Case in point: the holding facilities for kids (both accompanied by adults and those running on their own).

The left paints them as Nazi camps. They’re not. wapo.st/2t3sE8G
Critics also claim that #Trump’s policies are resulting in kids being lost or abandoned. You see it in the frothy #WhereAreTheChildren cries for justice.

One problem. Kids aren’t being lost. It’s hysterical fear mongering like always. mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/28/us/…
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