Watch: Meghan McCain Schools 'The View' Hosts on What Socialism Really Means


As the liberal talking heads on ABC’s “The View” spoke glowingly about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the winner of the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district — and her socialist campaign platform, the lone conservative on the panel Meghan McCain couldn’t just sit back and watch.

“Medicare for all, fully funded public schools and universities, paid family and sick leave, justice system reform, immigration justice, infrastructural overhaul, clean campaign finance, an economy of peace, housing as a human right,” said co-host Sunny Hostin, summarizing Ocasio-Cortez’s main socialist talking points.

“What’s wrong with that?” Hostin concluded.

“Good. Love it. Good,” co-host Joy Behar said at each proposal. “That sounds like a really successful country.”

Finally, McCain interjected.

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“This makes my head explode,” she began. “By the way, I hope Democrats do run a democratic socialist — because I think you’ll lose spectacularly and then I’ll look forward to election night when I finally get to tell everyone ‘I told you so’ if you end up running a radical.”

McCain then took a cue from Margaret Thatcher — the prime minister who ruthlessly fought against socialism in Britain.

“The problem with socialism, in the words of Margaret Thatcher: ‘At a certain point you run out of spending other people’s money.’ Venezuela, one of the richest countries in the world in the 70s — now the average Venezuelan has lost 24 pounds because they’re starving to death,” she continued. “Ninty percent of the country is living in poverty.”

“This is what I need from her. Name one country (where) socialism has ever worked.”

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Behar then began spouting off small European countries that have normalized socialism.

“Comparing America to a small country in Europe is delusional,” McCain shot back.

“If you think the government is so good at running things, then the post office is a great run business — the VA,” McCain said, referring to Department of Veterans Affairs, which has been a disastrous case of government failure and mismanagement.

“It’s petrifying to me that this is being normalized,” she concluded.

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It’s petrifying to us too, Meghan.

Sadly, more and more Americans are succumbing to the grandiose language of socialism, without looking at the devastation this ideology has wrecked on once thriving economies like Venezuela.

More people need to speak out against it, and our hats are off to McCain for doing just that.

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Rebekah Baker is the former deputy managing editor of The Western Journal.
Rebekah Baker is the former deputy managing editor of The Western Journal. She graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She has written hundreds of articles on topics like the sanctity of life, free speech and freedom of religion.
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