Stand for America, founded by Haley, hits out at socialism, Sanders and AOC.
Donald Trump may not have conceded the 2020 election. But Indian American Nikki Haley, considered one of the 2024 hopefuls, is already in a campaign mode.
Stand for America, which promotes the presidential ambitions of the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, has picked the potential winning issues for 2024: socialism, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
â€œThis was the year socialism went mainstream,â€ the group said in a newsletter reviewing 2020 and posted on its website.
â€œThe dangerous ideology, which has failed everywhere it has been tried and ruined countless lives, is on its way to becoming the default economic policy of the Democratic Party. This terrifying trend threatens the future of every American.â€
Stand for America was founded by Haley after leaving the Trump administration. The groupâ€™s mission is to promote â€œpublic policies that strengthen Americaâ€™s economy, culture, and national security.â€
The newsletter, titled â€œ2020 In Review: Socialism Risingâ€ said the â€œrise of socialism has been a long time coming.â€It pointed out that Sanders, a self-professed Democratic Socialist â€œnearly became the leftâ€™s presidential candidateâ€ and he â€œalmost did it again.â€
The group said socialists like AOC â€œare exerting tremendous pressure on leftist language and policy.â€
It added that in Congress and states like New York Â â€œthe ranks of far-left legislators are growingâ€ and the â€œsocialist left is more powerful than at any point in recent memory.â€
The effects, according to the group, â€œcan be seen at every level of liberal politics.â€
Haleyâ€™s group also warned about a potential â€œgovernment health plan,â€ which it said would â€œdestroy private health care,â€ and the â€œGreen New Dealâ€ energy plan championed by Sanders and AOC. The Green New Deal,â€ it said, â€œwould use the power of government to remake virtually the entire economy, greater government power over job creators and workers through heavy-handed mandates, and massive tax hikes that would bring the economy to a crawl.â€ It also criticized calls by some Democratic lawmakers to â€œcancelâ€ student debt, rent, and mortgage payments.â€
Interestingly, Stand for America doesnâ€™t have much to say about Covid-19, other than blaming the lockdown for dragging down the economy. â€œDuring the pandemic, government-mandated lockdowns dragged down an economy that was uplifting millions â€” especially minorities and struggling communities,â€ it said. â€œCountless businesses have closed and those with the most to lose have lost the most.â€
The former South Carolina governor received an endorsement of sorts from influential televangelist Pat Robertson last week.
â€œMy money would be on Nikki Haley,â€ he said on his show â€œ700 Clubâ€ on December 21. â€œI think sheâ€™d make a tremendous candidate for the Republican Party.â€
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