RUSH: Last weekend in San Francisco, the California Democratic Party held its convention, drawing presidential candidates who want money and support from the radicals who live there. The big loser, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
Hickenlooper’s downfall was that he tried to warn California Democrats about the dangers of running nationally on a socialist platform. He told ’em that if they really wanted to beat Trump and achieve big progressive goals, socialism is not the answer. And they told him to get lost. I mean this guy was boo’d practically off the stage.
Afterwards, Hickenlooper doubled down. He told The Hill that running on massive government may not be socialism, but Republicans are going to make it seem like it is, which will hurt Democrats in tight states they have to win to beat Trump.
Uh, Governor Hickenlooper, this massive government your fellow Democrats want, well, that is socialism, buddy. It’s not a dirty word to them. This new breed of Democrats is wholeheartedly embracing socialism.
And yeah, they’ll be painted as socialists, because they are. They’re not bothered by it. You’re the only one who’s out of step out there. That’s why you’re polling at less than one percent.