Despite being in the same party, Ilhan Omar and Nancy Pelosi often don’t get along.
Sometimes their disagreements even become heated.
And Ilhan Omar laughed in Nancy Pelosi’s face after getting news she fears.
For decades, the term “socialist” has had a very negative stigma to it, for good reason.
Throughout the 20th century socialism and its close counterpart communism caused unthinkable mayhem, and over 100 million deaths around the world.
Because of that, the United States became the loudest opponent to socialism in the world, taking it on at every front possible.
But now there are socialists looking to remove the stigma around the label they identify as.
The first step for them is to label it “Democratic Socialism,” as if there is some distinction between that and regular socialism, which there isn’t.
Despite that, they are having some successes in America, with high-level political figures like Sen. Bernie Sanders embracing the label with pleasure.
But for many years, Sanders has been largely alone among his Democrat colleagues.
For that reason, he has generally run as an Independent, besides when he is running for president, despite the fact he votes with Democrats most of the time.
But for the first time, his fringe views are gaining a sizable base of support.
Sanders nearly defeated Hillary Clinton for the Democrat nomination for President in 2016, and likely would have if it weren’t for opposition within the Democratic National Committee working against his campaign.
Not only that, but Sanders now has a number of allies serving in Congress who are also Democratic Socialists.
Among them are Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, who make up the so-called “squad” in Congress.
A Hill-HarrisX poll released on Wednesday shows that 75 percent of Democrats would vote for a Democratic Socialist candidate.
Since getting into office, Ilhan Omar has become the most controversial member of the House of Representatives.
She has made anti-Semitic comments so vile that the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan praised her.
Omar self-describes as a Democratic Socialist.
It seems her embrace of the label would make it even more toxic.
But new polling shows it as more popular than ever, with 75 percent of Democrats saying that they would support a Democratic Socialist candidate.
In contrast, 26 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of independents say they would support somebody with that label.
This is just further proof to Nancy Pelosi that the party she has dedicated her life to is on the brink of destruction.
Just in the last few years, they have shifted so radically to the left that they may never be able to win a contentious national election again.
Democrats are so polarized, with the far-left refusing to back those in the center, and the far-left becoming too insane to bring in virtually any independent voters that they are going to have a very hard time come 2020.
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