This has been the Republican playbook for decades, the nadir fallacy. Using the “worst” of the Democrats to evalutate all Democrats. Using the “worst” immigrants to evaluate all immigrants.
It’s disingenuous, bad-faith, nonsense like this that sets our country back generations. It’s no wonder the U.S. in 2018 ranked 18th on happiest place to live. You know which countries came ahead of us? Places like Scandinavia, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, and others. You know what their commonality is? High taxes and expansive and effective social safety nets.