By Rick Moran
A headline in The Hill captures a significant moment in American history: “Four socialist-backed candidates win Pennsylvania legislative primaries.”
The Democratic Socialists of America supported all four candidates, who will almost certainly win in November, given their lack of GOP opponents.
The DSA itself thinks socialism’s time has come:
The DSA hailed the legislative victories as a huge moment for the socialist movement.
Arielle Cohen, co-chair of the Pittsburgh DSA chapter, told HuffPost that she feels a “monumental shift” after the victories, noting DSA’s growing membership since President Trump’s election.
The “right shade of red” is due to a growing acceptance for socialism, especially among Millennials, and outright hostility and opposition to capitalism.
A survey last year was shocking to some of us who vividly recall when naming a politician as a “socialist” was a kiss of death – an indication of a fringe candidate.