Why is it that people on the left insist on describing sensible programs with slogans that make those programs look crazy?. It’s fallacious to attack someone else with a strawman argument, but it’s just silly to try to defend yourself with one. And yet people on the left keep doing this. Bernie Sanders offers programs that would strengthen the safety net already present in our capitalist society, making changes that are differences in degree, and not in kind. And yet he insists on calling himself a socialist, thus losing the vote of every Cuban and Venezuelan in Florida. Sanders also claims that he wants to abolish all private health insurance, even though the bill he wrote…

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