Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, told attendees at the right-wing CPAC convention on Thursday that nobody should be fooled about the term “democratic socialism,” because that’s just the politically-correct term for “communism” being used by people that “want to take away your hamburgers.” Also your house and your pick-up truck.
“This is what Stalin dreamt about but never achieved,” Gorka blustered. “You are on the frontlines on the war against communism.”
Gorka front-loaded his fear mongering by pointing specifically to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her leadership on pushing for a Green New Deal to help solve the climate crisis. “That is why Ocasio-Cortez has introduced the Green New Deal, which is, which is — remember this one, use it — it’s a watermelon,” Gorka said. “Green on the outside, deep, deep red communist on the inside.”
For people afraid of actual communism or having their hamburgers taken away by an authoritarian left-wing state, however, Gorka said there is no reason to be scared. “Donald J. Trump,” he declared, “is never going to let it happen!” The crowd roared with approval.
Whether that’s true or not, the American people—who polls show are increasingly favorable to the ideas of “socialism” and “democratic socialism”—will just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, everybody remains free to watch this sendup of Gorkas speech which features, you guessed it, infamous Stalin sidekick “The Hamburglar”:
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