Demo­cratic Party un­rec­og­niz­able

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - LARRY PENNER Great Neck, New York

The sec­ond round of Demo­cratic pri­mary debates be­tween 20 of­fi­cially an­nounced can­di­dates should make both Jew­ish and non-Jew­ish vot­ers con­cerned about the fu­ture of our great na­tion.

Can­di­dates re­fused to crit­i­cize fel­low Democrats who equate hold­ing fa­cil­i­ties for il­le­gal im­mi­grants with the Holo­caust.

Six mil­lion of my Jew­ish an­ces­tors did not vol­un­tar­ily at­tempt to en­ter into Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camps. They did not of­fer to dress in rags, be slowly starved to death, per­form vol­un­tary slave labor and be gassed to death in cre­ma­to­ri­ums.

Too many can­di­dates on­stage over two nights also sup­ported the con­tin­ued ex­pan­sion of govern­ment-run in­sur­ance, health care for il­le­gal im­mi­grants, open bor­ders, free col­lege tu­ition, for­give­ness of stu­dent debt, repa­ra­tions for slav­ery, in­creas­ing in­come re­dis­tri­bu­tion and pay­ing a guaranteed monthly in­come.

They said noth­ing about deal­ing with fu­ture in­sol­vency of So­cial Se­cu­rity, Medi­care and Med­i­caid, noth­ing about ask­ing our NATO al­lies to con­trib­ute their fare share to­ward mu­tual de­fense, noth­ing about in­doc­tri­na­tion camps in China for the sev­eral mil­lion who prac­tice re­li­gion there, and noth­ing about all lives — not just black lives — mat­ter­ing.

Main­stream mod­er­ate Democrats from decades ago, such as the late Sens. Daniel Pa­trick Moyni­han, “Scoop” Jack­son, Sam Nunn and Joseph Lieber­man would not rec­og­nize their own party to­day.

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