Poll: 53% Of Democrats Have A Positive View Of Socialism


“If conservatives who use the word “socialist” to describe their opponents are hysterical and McCarthyite,” asks Charles Cooke at National Review referring to a Gallup poll showing 53% of Democrats viewing socialism positively, “then what are liberals and Democrats who self-describe as such?”

Here are the Gallup results, which also note a disturbing 23% of Republicans who view socialism positively:

The problem, I think, is that in our institutions of education the socialist philosophy is taught with little historical context. The ideals of socialism – equal outcomes for all through government-directed wealth redistribution – sound great to the young naifs eating it up in college. The historical conext, the suffering and tragedy which has occurred everywhere socialism has been tried, doesn’t come into play.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • Harold

    Socialist teachers from 1st grade through college makes more socialists later on in life. Kids are taught that socialism is only answers to problems early on, some of my grandkids in California are indoctrinated every day at their public school by those socialist teachers that teach there, they come home and tell us what this or that teacher told them and how things should be according to that teacher, politics is taught in public schools.

    • borborygmi

      they come home and tell you what the teachers told them and you…….say thats nice as you continue to blog on SAB ? No influence on you kids? Seems to be an epidemic among Conservatives.

      • $8194357


        Some of Vladimers ideological thoughts for your considerations…

        “The goal of socialism is communism.”

        “The best way to destroy the capitalist
        system is to debauch the currency”

        “Fascism is capitalism in decay”

        “A lie told often enough becomes truth”

        “One man with a gun can control 100 without one. ”

        When there is state there can be no freedom,
        but when there is freedom there
        will be no state.”

        “Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a
        Bolshevik forever”

        There are no morals in politics;
        there is only expedience.
        A scoundrel may be of
        use to us just because he is a scoundrel.”

        “Our program necessarily includes the
        propaganda of atheism”

        “The press should be not only a collective propagandist
        and a collective agitator,
        but also a collective organizer of the masses”

        “Literature must become party literature.
        Down with unpartisan litterateurs!
        Down with the superman of literature!
        Literature must become a part of the general cause of the proletariat.”

        “[It was Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union
        and father of global communism, who once said capitalists
        would give communists the technical, material and financial help they need to prevail in their ideological tug of war with the world’s democracies.]
        To put it in other words, …
        they will work on the preparation of their own suicide.”


        • Harold

          Excellent post and I agree 100% with what you’ve wrote 7point62.

          • $8194357

            I wish it weren’t true..
            But it is what it is Harold.

          • $8194357




            Some of Vladimers ideological thoughts for your considerations…

            “The goal of socialism is communism.”

            “Fascism is capitalism in decay”

            “A lie told often enough becomes truth”

            “Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a
            Bolshevik forever”

            “Our program necessarily includes the
            propaganda of atheism”

            “The press should be not only a collective propagandist
            and a collective agitator,
            but also a collective organizer of the masses”

    • banjo kid

      You do tell them different don’t you . I had a small problem with that and Took action to insure my kids did not leave public school with mush for a brain . My Youngest now is 34 now .

  • Davo

    Well, when pundits tell Americans that supporting such banal programs as social security, medicaid, the ACA, or public education is “Socialism,” you can’t really be surprised that people support the concept so much.

  • chris

    If supporting public education and funding for infrastructure makes me socialist, then count me in!

  • borborygmi

    huge majority. I suppose the 47% are DINO”S

  • $16179444
    • $8194357

      2 tru 4 marxist/jihadist skool….

  • $8194357

    “We Americans got so tired of being thought of as dumb asses by the rest of the world that we went to the polls this November and removed all doubt.”
    Baaaa blind sheople….Baaaaa
    Like lambs to the slaughter..

    • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob
      • $8194357

        Puten and Pravda say you elected a
        globalist communist..

        What say you leftist lap dog?
        Return to your vomit…


        Who makes the policies for globalism?
        Politicians, bankers, and media moguls
        who wag the dog from elitist steering committees..
        Globalist steering commitees and policy makers since 1973.

        Zignew and Rockefellas founding members..
        Illuminist root systems communist cronyism in action..



        Every Admin­is­tra­tion since Jimmy Carter has been dom­i­nated by this group of super-elitists. The eco­nomic poli­cies they imple­mented were accom­plished with lead­er­ship from their own mem­bers as they worked their way into top levels of gov­ern­ments around the world.

        In the U.S., the Com­mis­sion began its hege­mony over the U.S. Exec­u­tive Branch with the selec­tion of Jimmy Carter and Walter Mon­dale to run on the pres­i­den­tial ticket in 1975. First, they inducted them into mem­ber­ship and “trained” them in mat­ters of for­eign and eco­nomic policy. Sec­ondly, they backed and orches­trated their suc­cessful elec­tion, with ample help from mem­bers of the media who were also rep­re­sented on the Com­mis­sion. Thirdly, as soon as Carter was inau­gu­rated, he filled his cab­inet and other key appoint­ments with fellow mem­bers of the Tri­lat­eral Commission.

        No less that twenty eight per­cent of the U.S. mem­ber­ship of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion ended up serving in the Carter Admin­is­tra­tion. Mind you, the north Amer­ican mem­bers only rep­re­sented one-third of the total mem­ber­ship – the others were from Europe and Japan!

        So, whose poli­cies were actu­ally imple­mented in the U.S.? Not Amer­ican poli­cies. Not Congress-created or approved poli­cies. Not Con­sti­tu­tional poli­cies. Rather, it was the glob­alist poli­cies ham­mered out in pri­vate meet­ings by Com­mis­sioners from Europe, Japan and north America!

        Since 1976, six out of eight World Bank pres­i­dents appointed by the U.S. Pres­i­dent have been Com­mis­sion mem­bers; eight out of eleven U.S. Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tives; Seven out of twelve Sec­re­taries of State; nine out of thir­teen Sec­re­taries of Defense. Of our exec­u­tive leaders, mem­bers have included Jimmy Carter, Walter Mon­dale, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Dick Cheney.

        Not bad for such a tiny group that picks its own mem­bers, writes its own poli­cies, and then launches their mem­bers into public office. In the early 1980′s, a member of the Com­mis­sion actu­ally responded to me that it was just coin­ci­dence and that the high quality of people within the Com­mis­sion made it a com­pelling resource to pull appointees from. He lied; not just a pas­sive lie or with­holding of part of the truth – he com­pletely and falsely misled with intent to deceive and conceal.

        As 2012 draws to a close, the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion is “first and ten” on the goal line of ful­filling all of its orig­inal objec­tives, espe­cially the cre­ation of a “New Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Order.”

  • $8194357

    “One man with a gun can control 100 without one. ”
    Vlad Lenin


    By NBC News staff

    New in this version: Suspect among those killed, police say

    Updated at 3:37 p.m. ET:
    Three people were killed Friday in an attack involving a bow and arrow-type weapon at Casper College in Casper, Wyo., police and college officials said.

    The attack occurred before 9 a.m. (7 a.m. ET) at the physical science center, said Rich Fujita, a spokesman for the college.

    Police told NBC station KCWY of Casper that two of the bodies were found on campus. One was a male faculty member, and the other appeared to be of “student age,” Fujita said. At least one of them had been stabbed with a “bow and arrow type” weapon, police said.

    The third body was found about 2 miles off campus, police said; no cause of death was reported.

    The suspected attacker was among those killed, police said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. The suspect, who apparently committed suicide, wasn’t a current student at Casper College, and the incident doesn’t appear to be school-related, police said.

    The campus was locked down temporarily while police checked for other suspects, but the lockdown was later lifted. An alert on the community college’s website said that all classes and activities had been canceled and that counselors were being provided for the colleges faculty, students and staff.

    End quote
    So does the communist nanny state now confiscate
    “bow and arrow” type weapons?
    Baseball bats?

  • pin

    republicans are going to change from elefant to w mammoth.