DNC Chairman Tom Perez: Republicans Calling Democrats Socialist ‘One of the Oldest Tricks in the Playbook’

CNS News | 2/25/2019 | Staff
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(CNSNews.com) – Democratic National Committee Chairman (DNC) Tom Perez told “Fox News Sunday” that the GOP calling the Democrats’ stance on issues socialism is something that they’ve done for years, calling it “one of the oldest tricks in the playbook.”

When asked how he defense President Donald Trump’s charge and effort to portray the Democratic Party’s tax and spend policies as socialist, Perez said, “This is one of the oldest tricks in the playbook, Chris. You go back 75 years, when Republicans don't want to discuss the issues that matter to real people, they call it socialism.

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“Social Security, when it was being debated, you had Republicans calling it socialism. The minimum wage in 1938, you had Republicans calling it socialism. Medicare, Ronald Reagan said, and I quote, ‘Medicare will lead to socialized medicine. Medicare will lead to socialism in America.’ The Affordable Care Act, the Children's Health Insurance Program - all of those things were socialism, socialism,” he said.

“Why did they do that? Because they're wrong on the issues. They don't want to talk about pre-existing conditions. We're right on that issue. We want to make sure if you're diabetic you can keep your coverage. They don't want to. So they change the subject, and that's what they do,” Perez said.

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Host Chris Wallace noted that the issue of reparations for descendants of slaves was raised by three Democratic presidential candidates, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is now floating the idea of reparations for Native Americans.

“You talk about some of these other issues and say, well, the Republicans have always called them socialist. Back in 2016, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders all dismissed the idea of reparations, and polls have shown that the vast majority of Americans are against the idea. Are you comfortable with some of your leading Democratic candidates...
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