Things were better when Steve Daines was just trying to convince us he was a super-normal-human-person-and-dogs. Now we are being treated to hardcore McCarthyism on an almost hourly basis as he bounces from talk show to talk show, sends fear-mongering emails, and assails social media with a ton of (thankfully ratioed) SOCIALISM SCOURGE posts.
And this morning was no different – my Inbox received this delightful piece from Daines’ official U.S. Congressional Contact email list:
In his hurry to send this out as official communication, maybe Daines should have proofread a tad. Repeating those two garbage sentences doesn’t make them any truer.
Can someone please forcefully sit Daines down and explain to him the difference between Communism, Socialism, Capitalism, and Fascism? Because he continues to demonstrate over and over that he has NO FREAKIN’ CLUE about any of these political and policy ideologies.
We as Montanans have a choice to make. One path leads to complete government control, undermining our Constitution and our American way of life. The other path, is the path of Freedom.
That’s a lot to unpack here, which this blog has covered extensively in the past. The Socialism that Daines is squawking about is The Squad’s call for universal health care and other vital social services that are bleeding working-class Americans dry with high out of pocket costs. It’s the call for protection of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and the vital services that our tax dollars are supposed to fund. It’s the demand to take the profit out of “for profit” healthcare because Americans shouldn’t have to price compare in an emergency or be worried that a single trip to the doctor’s office will bankrupt them. If Steve Daines was an average Montanan, he would know that half of this state lives paycheck-to-paycheck, and that medical debt is still the number one cause of bankruptcy. America is the ONLY highly developed nation to not have figured out a way to bring universal health care to its people.
The Squad’s calls for programs and services that maximize our tax dollar investment in America and her people is patriotic to the core. Steve Daines wants to talk about Freedom? Fine. Freedom from a surgery sending a family into tens of thousands of dollars of debt. Freedom from predatory lenders. Freedom from for-profit corporations that will extract every nickel they can out of the American people because it isn’t about citizens, but about the bottom line.
It’s time to invest in our fellow citizens.
Invest in our neighbors.
Invest in our health and future.
… and Steve Daines is already trying to invest even more into the wealthy; into himself.
It’s become readily apparent that Steve Daines realized his plan to identify with Montanans by playing with dogs and visiting McDonald’s wasn’t working. Instead, he found fertile ground in the McCarthy Red Scare and spews multiple false statements and misinformation every time there’s a camera in front of him. Our duty is to educate our fellow voters about what Daines is trying to do and point out his lies and misinformation.