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Conservatives Created Millennial Socialism


Recently, conservative pundits have been having a field day with a new Gallup poll which suggests that Democrats prefer socialism to capitalism. Conservative pundits are fond of pointing out that, when progressives are asked about the socialism they support, definitions elude them.

What's happening here is not difficult to understand.

For the last several decades, one group in America used the word "socialism" almost obsessively: conservatives. After Ronald Reagan's victory against international socialism (communism), the Right got trigger-happy, and started labeling all "big government" programs "socialism."

The political Left has grown tired of defending basic social programs with the argument, "nuh-uh!