Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was speaking to delegates at the California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco when he was loudly booed for comments critical of socialism.
He said “If we want to beat Donald Trump and achieve big progressive goals, socialism is not the answer."Some delegates loudly expressed their displeasure with his sentiment by booing.
He added that “if we don't draw a clear distinction between Democrats and our candidates and socialism, the Republicans will paint us into a corner that we can't get out of."
After the speech, Hickenlooper told The Hill, "mssive government expansions may not be strictly speaking socialism, but trust me: Republicans will make it seem like socialism. In places like Ohio and Michigan and North Carolina and Wisconsin, places we have to win to beat Trump, we'll be starting out ten yards behind.We need to be laser-focused on winning this election, and that's going to mean focusing on kitchen table programs that will actually improve people's quality of life.”
After denying it for years, at least Democrats are now openly admitting what we said many of them are – socialists.