Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Devious Trump

By Robert Wenzel

In today's op-ed in USA Today, President Trump postures as anti-socialist while hailing medicare. And it should be noted that the last person Trump nominated for the Supreme Court, and who just joined the Court, is anti-privacy and pro-Obamacare.

Why do socialists need Hillary when they have Trump?

But the most devious Trump statement in the op-ed was when he wrote:
The truth is that the centrist Democratic Party is dead. The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model America’s economy after Venezuela...Today’s Democratic Party is for open-borders socialism. This radical agenda would destroy American prosperity.
It is true that Democrats are lefties but to equate this with immigrants who want to get into the country is bizarre.

People have always fled socialist countries, not the opposite. Has Trump zero understanding of world history? Is he not even aware that many risked their lives to escape the Soviet Union? Is he not aware that millions are fleeing Venezuela?

To put socialism and immigration in the same sentence and call it open-borders socialism is about the most ass-backward devious thing you can write. To be sure, a welfare wall should be put up to prevent immigrants from crossing the border to simply get welfare, but this is no justification for banning all those who cross the border who come to work, or simply live, who plan no drain on the state, on the bizarre claim that this is socialism.

Trump makes no notice in his essay of the important difference between welfare seekers and border crossers seeking work. It is a very devious attempt to link immigrants and socialism when immigrants always flee socialism.


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