It’s time to shatter three myths. They all need to go back where they came from: the opportunistic minds of Republican schemers.
Myth 1: There is no deep state against Donald Trump. That’s like saying there’s a deep state against animal cruelty. Any decent, moral person would be opposed to animal abuse, and any decent, moral person would be opposed to a destructive, infantile, vain, racist buffoon in the White House. That’s not a deep state. It’s our better nature opposed to our worst.
Myth 2: The Republican Party is not the party of Lincoln. Please stop saying that. Party idealogies were reversed in 1860 when Lincoln was elected. Republicans were progressives, seeking to abolish slavery and give African-Americans the rights of citizenship. Democrats were racists, seeking to preserve their privileged economic and social status by owning human beings.
Republicans aren’t the party of Teddy Roosevelt, either. Roosevelt wanted to preserve wild lands, not drill them and clear-cut them and poison them. Start with Calvin Coolidge instead, who said “The chief business of the American people is business.” Then move on to Barry Goldwater, who opposed the Civil Rights Act and gained the support of the KKK, but at least had the moral integrity to shun them. Then move to the present, when Republicans are the party of Trump, who displays no moral integrity at all.
Myth 3: Democratic presidential candidates are not evil socialists. They are smart, modern adults who want a prosperous, just, respectful society. That’s a good thing, not a bad thing, for America.