Can we talk about writers who paint extreme socialism as bad, and then idiot conservatives use them as examples of how socialism in general is bad, instead? 'Cause that's really on my mind right now after finishing the 6th Sword of Truth book...
Uh, extreme socialism is bad.
Socialism in general is bad as well. There are good ideas and bad ideas with any political ideology, socialism just happens to have quite a few bad ones.
Social healthcare is just about the only one that they got right.