Compare parties if you think Democrats have a problem

Always amazed at the delusional nature of the conservative mind. Case in point a recent letter critical of Democrats in Washington state and the nation.

To call our president, governor and state senators’ RINOs (Republican in name only) indicates the lack of critical thinking.

The Democratic Party give us many beneficial legislative programs; women’s right to vote, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Securities and Exchange Act, Rural Electrification Act, Peace Corps, unemployment benefits, Fair Labor Act, GI Bill, Federal Home Loan Program, eight-hour work day, national school lunch, Voting Rights Act, Head Start, Civil Rights Act, student loans, Family and Medical Leave Act to name a few.

Red States, those controlled by Republicans, have higher rates of; spousal abuse, obesity, smoking, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, bankruptcies, homicide/murders, infant mortality, maternal mortality, forcible rape, robbery-aggravated assault, school dropouts, divorce, contaminated air/water, opiate addiction, unskilled workers, parasitic infections, income-wealth inequality, covid deaths, unvaccinated people, federal subsidies, people on welfare, child poverty, homelessness, spousal murder, unemployment, death from auto accidents, people living on disability.

This can be varied with a google search. The above ‘red state’ items can be checked in an article in The Hartmann Report: “When Will Americans Again Believe in America?

When you add the ‘Big Lie,’ attempt at an insurrection, voter suppression, threats of violence against citizens for not agreeing to their political ideology why would you vote for a Republican?

Granted there are issues with both parties, but the current cult of Trump and the Republican Party has gone off the rails. Current policy of Republicans is blocking any legislation the democratic party is trying to pass even if it helps its own constituents.

Stuart Clift


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