Earth to Trump: America Is ALREADY A Socialist Country

02/10/201921 Comments

So it seems that something in Trump’s State of the Union speech has gotten the MAGA crowd all excited.

Was it this?

“My administration has acted decisively to confront the world’s leading state sponsor of terror: the radical regime in Iran. It is a radical regime. They do bad, bad things.”

Or this?

“Two weeks ago, the United States officially recognized the legitimate government of Venezuela — (applause) — and its new President, Juan Guaidó. (Applause.)”

Well, yes, probably. But the money quote that government cheerleaders will be shoving down your throat for years to come is no doubt this:

“Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

Ahhh, that’s it. Music to the ears of any freedom-loving, libertarian-minded opponent of technocratic government control, right? Right. At the very least it was enough to inspire some congratulatory articles from Trump’s base and launch a funny meme or two.

But hey, wait a minute. I’ve seen politicians lie about things before. Could it be possible—and bear with me, I’m just spitballing here—that this statement might be inaccurate? Why, yes. Yes, it could. So let’s examine a few pesky little details that contain some harsh truths that the red cap crowd doesn’t want to hear.

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