DNC chair: GOP concerns about socialism a ‘trick’ to distract from ‘real’ problems

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Democratic National Committee Chairman, Tom Perez is calculated, on “Fox News Sunday” that the Republican concerns about the recent elections, the self-avowed socialists in the Congress as well as prominent Democrats “support for the sweeping Green New Deal” and “Medicare-for-all” – little more than a calculated Republican “trick” to distract from questions that deal with the “real people”.

President Trump has repeatedly socialism, derided in recent weeks, amid the ongoing collapse of the Venezuelan economy and government, and he has promised that America will “never” a Socialist country. But Perez suggested that Trump has more in common would agree with the Socialist dictators than he would like.

“This is one of the oldest tricks in the playbook, Chris,” Perez, anchor Chris Wallace said. “You don’t go back 75 years, when the Republicans want to discuss issues that matter to real people, they call it socialism. Social security, when it was debated-had the Republicans call it socialism. The minimum wage, in 1938 the Republicans call it socialism. Medicare, Ronald Reagan said, and I quote, ‘Medicare leads to socialized medicine. Medicare will lead to socialism in America.’ The Affordable Care Act. … all of these things were ‘socialism.’ Why do you do this? To not speak because they do not want, over the existing conditions.”

Although Reagan, the prediction may end up being correct, Perez suggested that it might yet be a bridge too far for the Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren to openly support the taxpayer-funded reparations for slavery — that is politically unpopular, and against the former President Barack Obama.

“Civil rights is the unfinished business of America,” Perez said, while refusing to commit to the endorsement of reparations. “This is something that will be discussed during the course of the presidential nomination process.”

Then he turned more of his thoughts on socialism: “The whole interesting thing about the other use of the word “socialism” is., the repressive Socialist Regime, two of the most common features are — the No. 1, you go after the press, said they are trying to undermine the press,” Perez Wallace

Socialist-Democrat-Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-NY, announced the sweeping Green New Deal-a proposal to transform to effectively eliminate the US economy within 10 years of farting cows and save the planet from what some Democrats say is their impending doom. A report by the United Nations at the end of last year, said that urgent measures are needed to avert some of the consequences of climate change, but did not specify the costs and risks of such an approach. (AP photo.)

“And No. 2, you are — you have the endemic corruption,” Perez continued. “And I find it very ironic, if you listen, this President with the ‘Socialist’ all the time, I mean, he’s [Vladimir] Putin, Kim [Jong-Un], Castro-what they all have in common is that they were so many of the same things. You should not attack, if the press is doing the way of this President. It is unprecedented.”


Will Wallace, whether he has said, comparing Trump to murderous dictators, Perez, he was not-but that the Republicans, the danger of a repetition of the 2018 midterm elections that saw Democrats regain a majority in the House of Representatives, if they continue to support the trump the rhetoric.

“I’m just saying, authoritarian Socialist regime undermined the media-this is wrong,” Perez responded. “You should not do that, period — should not go after the press, period, no footnotes, no exceptions. Authoritarian Socialist Regime, the endemic corruption, which you should understand, we Democrats won in 2018 in no small measure, because the culture of corruption engulfing this government.”

Perez, separately denied that the Democrats have their own media problem, after the allegedly false hate crime report by actor Jussie Smollett. Prominent Democrats, including the 2020 presidential hopefuls Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, had expressed, of uncritical support for Smollett, in the days after he said that he was attacked by trump supporters — only to awkwardly reverse course, as soon as the Chicago police accused Smollett of the payment of two Nigerian brothers on the stage to help the attack, his career.

“If the allegations come in the last few days are true, it is reprehensible, because hate crimes are, the fact of the matter is – is on the rise,” Perez said. “And if you – if you are in a wrong situation, you’re doing an injustice to all the people who have been bullied.”

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FBI statistics show an increase in reported hate crimes in the last few years, but the Agency also noted that significantly more law enforcement partners have begun the deployment of hate crime data to the FBI in the last few years, i.e., it is unclear whether the frequency of actual hate crime episodes, in fact, is increasingly.

Perez insisted that “we acted on the facts as we knew them at the time,” and repeated, “hate crimes are on the rise,” without proof.

Wallace also Perez requested on a separate issue brewing in Virginia, where a top Republican announced Friday that the state’s justice Committee invite to testify, the two women are accusing Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexual assault, when the legislature returns in April.

“I have said a concern in the context of a part-time in the Parliament in the conduct of the hearings,” Perez. “I’m sure clearly in the making, that when allegations of this kind are made, they will be examined. I do not think that the Virginia house of delegates and the Senate is the right place to examine it. We should be an independent investigation should be prompt, it should be thoroughly carried out, it should be fair. And that is what should happen.”

Perez again the call repeated that the state joined the Democratic Governor, Ralph Northam, be set aside, namely, “its ability to govern has been undermined.” A medical school-Yearbook-photo on Northam page showed a person in blackface and others in KKK garb, and Northam, to apologize, though Northam back to his first confirmation that he appeared in person on the photo.


As if Fox News invited to host one of the 12 upcoming primaries, debates, Perez didn’t want to — but it struck remained a possibility.

“We have not made that decision yet. We have made the decision on the first two debates,” Perez said. And what we do in the first two debates, Chris, is unprecedented. For two nights, so that you can be sure we the draw. …”

“You know what would also be unprecedented?” Wallace asked. “Give us a debate.”

“Well, that’s – well, we’ll see,” Perez responded.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Chris Wallace contributed to this report.

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