Master of Understatement

That would be Alex Koppelman at Salon. Noting the impassioned calls at CPAC to “take to the streets to stop America’s slide into socialism” (Sen. Jim DeMint) and Mike Huckabee’s prediction “that ‘the Union of American Socialist Republics is being born’and that ‘Lenin and Stalin would love’ the government’s ongoing bailouts of the banking industry,” Alex Koppelman has this comment:

It’s true that DeMint and Huckabee are preaching to the choir here, and that– even for the GOP — CPAC is very, very conservative. But still: This is a gathering of people who will have a big hand in setting the Republican Party’s message. And it seems like just screaming “socialism!” at every turn probably isn’t the best way back to power.

Ssshhhh, Alex! Don’t tell them!

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