Victor Davis Hanson: Democrats Delegitimize Trump, Create Chaos To Make Socialism The Solution

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Hoover Institute Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson said the Democratic party of Humphrey, JFK, and even Bill Clinton "no longer exists." Davis said the party is now a pyramid with "a few grandees" at the top who have enough money to be "immune" from the consequences of their ideology and then those on the bottom who depend on subsidies.

"The Democratic Party of Humphrey, JFK, or even Bill Clinton no longer exists," he said. "It's a pyramid with a few grandees on top that have enough money they can be immune from the consequences of their own ideology and then a group on the bottom who depend on subsidies and they have alienated the middle class."

Hanson said that Democrats have attempted to delegitimize and demonize Trump and are trying to create enough chaos so socialism looks like a "sober" solution.





"They've so delegitimized Trump or at least attempted to and demonized them, but socialism is sort of -- is portrayed as a legitimate opposition to an abnormal situation. So, we usually in American don't like socialists. But if we create enough chaos, analogous to the 2008 election or the Watergate, then socialism looks sober and judicious as a foil," Hanson warned.

From Wednesday's Ingraham Angle:

LAURA INGRAHAM, FOX NEWS: Yeah. Well, they media are saying that this is -- this is, like, mainstream -- this is more mainstream. This is where the country is. And Victor Davis Hanson, I want to go to you. Soros and Steyer, they made all their money on betting on markets, shorten the markets, going long in the markets, playing all these games in Europe. And now it is, oh, no. We got to bring America back to the failed policies of Europe that are being rejected to the Europeans and have devastated places like Venezuela and now we are seeing what's happening in Nicaragua. Your reaction to all of this?

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, HOOVER INSTITUTION SENIOR FELLOW: I mean Steyer got his wealth in part through investing in coal plants abroad and George Soros was indicted and convicted in France and he was responsible for the crisis of the Bank of England. So, they don't have sterling ethical records.

But the point is, the Democratic Party of Humphrey, JFK, or even Bill Clinton no longer exists. It's a pyramid with a few grandees on top that have enough money they can be immune from the consequences of their own ideology and then a group on the bottom who depend on subsidies and they have alienated the middle class.

A lot of this passion comes from misreading the two elections of Barack Obama. They felt that that was a trajectory that was going to be permanent and create a progressive future. And really, it was unique to Obama and Hillary Clinton inherited all the downsides of losing the middle class under Obama, who, after all, lost the House and Senate in a thousand local races. But she got none of the upside, that is record minority turnout and bloc voting.

And finally, they've so delegitimized Trump or at least attempted to and demonized them, but socialism is sort of -- is portrayed as a legitimate opposition to an abnormal situation. So, we usually in American don't like socialists. But if we create enough chaos, analogous to the 2008 election or the Watergate, then socialism looks sober and judicious as a foil.

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