Meghan McCain Explains Democratic Socialism: ‘Name One Country’ That Has Successfully Used Socialism

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Mike Brest Reporter
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Meghan McCain went after Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the fundamental concept of socialism on Tuesday’s episode of “The View.”


“This makes my head explode, which, by the way, I hope Democrats do run a Democratic Socialist — no, because I think you’ll look 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 said.

“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.”

The segment began with the hosts discussing Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the congressional hopeful from New York. Fellow show host, Whoopi Goldberg, complained that these politicians should distinguish themselves from Democrats because their views don’t completely align.