I really have to refute Michael Bond’s Oct. 8 letter to the editor where he brands all Democrats as socialists and even worse, as communists. Having been a voter for more than half a century, I have voted Democratic most of time except when the Republican or independent candidate was obviously a better choice. I have yet to find a Democrat who believe in the works of Marx, Lenin or Trotsky. I have yet to hear a Democratic candidate suggest that American institutions be ‘torn down’ as Mr. Bond says. I have yet to find a Democratic candidate who espouses a “new world order led by … a different group of corrupt greedy leaders” (Mr. Bond’s words).
As for his claim that Democrats “cannot win elections as they have been exposed as failures and rejected by voters,” may I remind Mr. Bond that Trump is in the White House because of a fluke in the electoral college, not because he was elected by a majority of the people!
To continue with Mr. Bond’s words, Democrats espouse ideas such as “Race must be eliminated through mass immigration and eventual inter-breeding of the masses.” Really? I have never heard any candidate of any party support something that ridiculous!
In half a century of voting, I have yet to hear a Democratic candidate espouse any of those thoughts, ideas, or words that Bond claims. Where do you get this stuff?
I could go on but I’ve made my point! If you don’t like a particular candidate, fine, don’t vote for him or her. But don’t tar a whole party with blather and expect everyone to sit back quietly and agree with you.