Right demonizes Social Security, Medicare before cutting it

I was not a poli-sci major in college, but I am aware of people conflating their isms. In these past few weeks, we have seen first hand, how easy the right finds it, to mischaracterize the facts. Flip-flopping, much maligned by the right, is actually a technique they are quite adept at.

The party known for McCarthyism now embraces communism. “I’d rather be Russian, than a Democrat,” is proudly worn by Trumpites (the new Republicans).

The right is always quick to characterize a situation, throwing shade on the opposition, while diverting attention from their bad ideas. Fear, as the Bob Woodward book states, is the tool they are best at. While they stoke fear about the “rising socialism,” which many understand as “for the good of all,” the right is flexing its muscles, heading toward fascism at quick pace.

Let’s remember that we have some highly prized social programs in this country already. The Veterans Administration, Social Security and Medicare. The right has them scheduled for the chopping block, by way of breaking the nation’s proverbial bank with their cherished tax legislation for the corporations and extremely rich.

These are extreme times, but don’t jump from the frying pan into the fire.

Where is that great health care we were promised? Trump alone, would fix everything. Now he spends all of his time blaming those with no power, while fanning the flames against them. He continues to be the very fraud he has always been; Robin Hood in reverse.

Vote for the people on Nov. 6, not the few.

Nancy Cooper

Stanwood

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