Well for many decades and I have not really heard this since the 1980s from Republicans that it’s “better to be dead then red”. Red referred to communism.
In 2019 they gave us a new expression from their actions “better racist then socialist”. But let’s face it this was really always that way since the Voting Rights Act for Republicans base. Today they just said it.
So hard to believe in my lifetime we went from the Ford Family to the Trump Family.