Dear editor,

Twenty-year incumbent and the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, Joe Crowley of New York State lost his primary election to newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is backed by, and a member of, the NYC Democratic Socialists of America, among others.

The Democrat party is no longer the party of John F. Kennedy, who stood against socialist Russia's missiles entering Cuba. The party has, and is moving to the extreme leftist ideology of historically failed socialism. The Democrat's new message of "ask not what you can do for your country but what your country can do for you" is spread not just among illegal immigrants crossing our southern border but also Democrat voters wanting high taxes and continually bigger government that continues to build on socialism.

This every-50-years phenomenon of a rising, leftist, socialist movement of pandering tax dollars for votes was kicked off with "Vote for Obama. He gave us a cellphone," and continues with "everything is free" Bernie Sanders, who is the inspiration for past-campaign member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Alexandria is of Porto Rician descent, whose socialist beliefs also come from the recently financially failed nation of Puerto Rico, believes in open borders, and expanding a free healthcare system through the already soon-to-be bankrupt Medicare system. She also believes the Jews of Israel illegally occupy Jerusalem.

I guess the historical aspect of the Bible is wrong.

They have incoherent political slogans (leading from behind) and government taxpayer gifts to get votes but no working solutions if they get in office. Every state or city that is in chaos for one reason or another is controlled by Democrats such as California and Chicago as only two of many examples! At $21 trillion in debt, we've had plenty of unpaid-for stuff!

STEVEN KING

Milton 

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