The new Marxist arrivals elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 are interpreting the elections as an endorsement of their socialist policies. They have dropped all the pretenses.
There are no "liberals” nor "progressives" but proud Marxist-Leninists driven by ideology. The driving force of the Democratic Party is economic inequality, the argument socialists have invoked since the birth of capitalism.
There are increasing numbers of illegal aliens and citizens who are uninformed and misinformed who look at themselves as underpaid, underappreciated, unfortunate victims of capitalism, overwhelmed with jealousy that there are people who are everything they are not.
They are members of the Democratic Party that supports wealth distribution, voting rights and free health care for illegal aliens, open borders, sanctuary cities and almost total inversion of traditional American values.
The granting of a plethora of rights is an imposition on those who must provide them. Who will produce and pay since these rights do not grow in nature?
The ash heap of history and cemeteries are replete with the remains of failed socialist utopias. The great historical irony is that unlike the Russian people who fought the Bolsheviks and lost 15 million lives, Americans keep voting themselves into socialism.