This is in reply to Harriet Heywood’s Feb. 27 letter to the editor, “Democrat Party in a crisis.” I somewhat agree with her statement that “the Democrat Party is in a full-blown identity crisis mode.” Actually, it’s in a chaotic state of it’s own making being faced with undoubtedly the worst line-up of candidates in our country’s history and the substantial major accomplishments of President Trump.

The party’s main message is clear. Hate Trump. Other messages include tyrannical taxation, including a wealth tax on IRA accounts, supporting sanctuary cities at the expense of citizens, unlimited and unending regulations to control the lives of everyone and plans to add $30 trillion or more to the national debt

Ms. Heywood states that Sanders “is the only candidate worth supporting in this year’s election.” Regrets, Harriet, but I find your statement downright laughable. And to add merriment, you state “Bernie Sanders is no socialist — merely a Keynesian reformer like FDR.” Apparently you’re not aware of or choose to ignore his honeymoon trip to Russia, his support of Fidel Castro and the Sandinistas, and his own claim be a democratic socialist, when every bone in his body screams communist.

I believe the Keynesians would take issue with your comparing Bernie with them. Americans have every reason to fear a Sanders socialist brand. Super Tuesday will provide the results to see who the Democrat Party will support. In the final analysis, President Trump will be reelected, probably by a landslide.

Al Schroedel

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lancel44

The chronicle allows views of every type. I can tell you conservatives don't believe in freedom of speech. I was banned by newsmax and others for criticizing their policies or trump. They just can't stand the TRUTH!

GREGORYN

I imagine the Chronicle staff chuckles at being called liberal. And the liberals, whoever and whatever they are do too. There you go again using those outdated terms.

SJOHNSON

intelligent conversation ? The last place I would go for an intelligent conversation is the opinion section of a liberal newspaper that is dominated by the same handful of liberal kooks .

Ssabmud

Yet you always come back, SJOHNSON.[wink][wink]

GREGORYN

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GREGORYN

It is impossible to have an intelligent conversation with someone who uses stereotypical McCarthyist loaded words whose definitions they do not understand as their talking points. Score one for the intentional dumbing down of our society. Joseph Goebbels once said, "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually believe it." Sadly, much of what we call "centrist America" fall into that category. Of course, the MSM is part of the problem.

Ssabmud

You're not telling a big enough lie and haven't repeated it enough yet, GREGORYN, because we still don't believe it. Practice, practice, practice.

CitrusCo Citizen

Of course. Trump needs to finish disseminating hate, creating chaos, and destroying the planet's wildlife, oceans and rivers, water supplies, air and soil. And then he'll die of old age and we'll be left with his mess.

Bell-Man

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SJOHNSON

Gregoryn , I am for all of those things you listed. Everybody is for those things. I am against murdering developed babies , open borders , allowing terrorist organizations to flourish , protecting criminal aliens , disarming the citizenry , and bloating the government .

Bell-Man

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lancel44

I am against murdering developed babies , open borders , allowing terrorist organizations to flourish , protecting criminal aliens , disarming the citizenry , and bloating the government . All these things are happening under the Trump administration. Two of them are frankly ridiculous talking points. disarming the citizentry, will never happen under either party, I've never heard democrats saying they would disarm anyone. I am a gun owner along wit millions of others that think the NRA is over the top. secondly open borders no one wants republicans or democrats, this is another ridiculous talking point.

lancel44

Backlash over White House virus response builds

A political storm over confusion and delays in coronavirus testing will only intensify after President Donald Trump canceled a trip to the agency responsible for problems hampering a full accounting of the disease's spread into 21 states and then decided to go after all.

Early Friday morning, the White House announced Trump would no longer visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention later in the day, saying he didn't want to distract from the CDC's work. But as he signed a $8.3 billion coronavirus response bill, the President said he "may go" after he said an individual who was thought to have the virus tested negative. Later, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham confirmed that Trump was indeed going after all.

The mixed signals coincide with growing scrutiny of the administration's failure to get millions of virus testing kits quickly out to the states.

The issue of test kits, along with a building crisis in the travel industry is becoming the focus of widening political pressure on the White House and is contradicting Trump's glowing new self assessments of a seamless virus management effort. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway added to the administration's self-congratulations when she told reporters Friday morning that "this has been contained" despite reports to the contrary from other administration officials and health experts.

Clearly this administration can't be trusted with ANY vital information to properly inform the public. Because of no test thousands of people may have the virus and be spreading.

GREGORYN

Well, if by crazy you mean earning a living wage, taxing the wealthy, a healthcare system that keeps you alive without losing your home and our kids being debt free and inheriting a planet above water then, yeah, I guess we are crazy. Good luck getting Biden or Trump to help with that. They only work for the corporations. Socialist, my eye. Yeah right.

SJOHNSON

The crazies lose ! Other than being mildly entertaining , all the crying and long winded excuses don't matter. Its going to be Biden or Trump. The pros and cons for both are equal and I am good with either one. Its very reassuring to know that most of the democratic party has not lost their minds . The nut jobs will be coming out to make grand excuses why their radical choices flamed out.

lancel44

Biden will be the next president and bring the two paertis together after the trump "sugar high: wears off his clueless supporters who go along with each disaster he causes, then blames on someone else. The world will be a better place without the toddler in the WH. People are tired of trump and and his tweets, his hatred and corruption.

GREGORYN

Er Nicaragua, not Venezuela.

GREGORYN

Schroedel is one of those McCarthy style red baiters whose lack of basic historical fact is on display via his FOX n Friends responses. First of all, he doesn't know what a socialist is--a system of economic democracy where the people own and collectively control the means of production. Second, Nicaragua has, since the overthrow of the brutal dictatorship of Venezuela by the Sandanistas, they have what is called a mixed economy, meaning a capitalist economy with some social programs. Also, a social Democrat is a Keynesian reformer. The surest way to educate oneself is to turn off your fake news TV and read.

CitrusCo Citizen

Keeping in mind that Al's very old, very self-centered, very "truth-challenged". I suspect this forum is his only social life since he's plopped down in front of Fox Entertainment 24-7.

Bell-Man

Don't hold your breath, Biden will end up being the nominee and will beat Trump. People have been fooled once but clearly it will be an uphill battle to fool them twice. Trump economy is starting to crumble (His claim to fame) and people are starting to see him for what he is a mean, vile,incompetent, corrupt, vindictive bully that does not belong in the white house or any house.

jens

"There's one born every minute".

lancel44

BY WHO???? He's only catered to his base which is 36% of the electorate. He's done nothing but get impeached and lie constantly. He has no clue what he's doing downplaying the virus. I think the landslide is going to be the Blue wave like 2018. The economy is in trouble and so is the market two things he's banking on. The democratic base and even Never trump republicans are highly energized , and turnout in primaries has been well beyond the higest levels.

Trump has been the worst president in history, by far. The people voting for him have discarded conservative principles, like the deficit, family values, and patriotism. to serve a wanna be dictator who aqcts more like a child than a president.

Ssabmud

If Trump wins it will be a 'landslide' as only rocks are dumb enough to vote for him again.

CitrusCo Citizen

Ssabmud--Zing!

SJOHNSON

If your fox news poll is correct that would be ok with me. I still say Trump wins , but Biden is the only one of the democrats that would not terrify me if he became President.

Miuke Nelson

Fox News Poll: Biden leads nomination race, tops Trump by 12 points in matchup

SJOHNSON

Yes , Trump is going to be re-elected. The democrats always talk about what a diverse party they are. The two old white guys they have chosen really prove their point on diversity .

CitrusCo Citizen

The Founding Fathers are determined to not let Democracy die~! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ue5F57dZMU&feature=emb_err_watch_on_yt

Ssabmud

Well, SJOHNSON, at least the democrats have 'two' old white guys. The republicans only have your one old white guy.

CitrusCo Citizen

Orange and white!

Msfahrenheit

That isn't what Fox News said.

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