- - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Democrats deserve a Proto-Communist like Sen. Bernie Sanders as their likely presidential candidate. For decades the Democratic Party has flirted with and had an obsession with socialist and Marxist regimes. They backpedaled during the Cold War against the USSR and its Iron Curtain, and the Soviet-modeled countries littered throughout Latin America, Asia and Africa.

During the Depression, President Roosevelt sent his so called “brain trust” to the USSR, fascist Italy and Nazi Germany to bring back some of their collectivist big-government ideas and policies to replicate in America. President Johnson’s so-called War on Poverty exacerbated poverty while putting marginal families under the thumb of big government. Presidents Clinton and Obama continued this trend with their attempts to socialize American medicine, a premiere enterprise envied by the rest of the world.

Having Mr. Sanders as their standard bearer would just be some much-needed truth in advertising for the Democratic Party. The two so richly deserve each other.

RICK REISS

Temecula, Calif.



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