Sunday, August 03, 2008

A new political rule

The Democratic party is not Marxist or socialist. In fact, it was founded long before The Communist Manifesto was even published. The party runs the gamut from Russ Feingold/Paul Wellstone progressives to DLC types to the kind of Blue Dog Democrats that would warm Roger Ailes' heart if he had one.

One other thing: Senator Bernie Sanders is a socialist, but he is not a Democrat. He is an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.

So if you're a conservative and you want to be taken seriously, you might want to avoid referring to Democrats as Marxists, Communists, or socialists. You also might want to avoid suggesting that the dirty Commies have any influence on the party platform. For that matter, you might want to buy a calendar. The Cold War has been over for some time.