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Latest In Long Line Of ‘Progressive Liberals’

It is not clear when the DNC/Old Media bestowed the term “liberal progressive” upon their constituents. A hundred years ago “liberal progressives” were called Bolsheviks. Before DNC/Old Media Newsspeak, liberals aspired to new ideas for old problems in an effort to create prosperity, raise standards of living and hopefully, progress. In this light, Democrats are neither liberal or progressive.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the latest in a long line of “progressive liberals” including Sol Alynski, Bill Ayers, Barrack Obama, Maxine Waters, Chuck Shumer and Nancy Pelosi. It is not clear which socialistic country Ms. Ocasio-Cortez aspires to model the U.S.A. Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Russia are dividing greater scarcity each day.

Reducing the cost of the free lunch to zero is an elusive pursuit. Dividing scarcity always ends badly especially when it comes to health care. Health care in socialist countries is free if you aren’t sick otherwise you will need private coverage or a U.S. visa for treatment. As far as free education is concerned, we already have political correctness and it is truly worthless.

If Ms. Ocasio-Coretz finds slavish devotion to the state preferable to the pursuit of happiness, economic freedom, and the blessings of liberty, perhaps a visa could be arranged. As a reminder, no one ever drowned escaping Miami for Havana. No one was ever shot crossing the wall from West Berlin to East Berlin.

Joe Exum

Snow Hill

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