Four more years of Trump will destroy us | Letter to the editor

Posted 10/16/20

My fellow “rational” Americans, what we witnessed at the debate two weeks ago was not only disturbing it was a national disgrace to the American citizenry and the world at large. It put …

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Four more years of Trump will destroy us | Letter to the editor

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My fellow “rational” Americans, what we witnessed at the debate two weeks ago was not only disturbing it was a national disgrace to the American citizenry and the world at large. It put on public display the absolute lack of leadership or decency of a man who has no concept of his duties and/or responsibilities to lead this nation. 

I would suggest, hope really, that this will sway the vast majority of registered voters to vote this malevolent narcissist out of office come Nov. 3 regardless of their political party.

This is not a question of bipartisan support for either political party. But rather a call to arms to protect our democratic system from a person who seems more comfortable in the company of our enemies and white supremacy fringe groups instead of people he was elected to serve. 

Another four years of this man’s executive orders will destroy our way of life. Please vote to make a change. Thank you!

Kent Brown
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Nikolas Nyby

Eh, you kinda reap what you sow though, huh?

Trump is the president this poor excuse for a country deserves. So is Biden. It doesn't really matter who wins in November.

Personally, I'm deciding whether to vote for Gloria La Riva or Kanye West.

3 days ago
Justin Hale

"Another four years of this man’s executive orders will destroy our way of life".....Really? If that's your truth you must not have a very healthy/strong way of life. Most Americans were doing pretty well under the Trump administration, if it were not for this damn Virus that China gave the world we would still be doing well. This plague was a godsend for the Democrats, as Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's chief of staff said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste".

3 days ago
Out of context Just In Hale

About the quote: Emanuel was not the first to express this idea, as pointed out in a 2009 New York Times Magazine article. However this statement - which proposed a way the Obama administration could actually harness the chaos of the Financial Crisis of 2008 - became a frequently-repeated slogan for many economists, policy makers and business people who sought to improve the world's financial and economic systems.

Emanuel, Nov. 19, 2008: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before. I think America as a whole in 1973 and 1974, and not just my view but obviously the administration's, missed the opportunity to deal with the energy crisis that was before us. For a long time our entire energy policy came down to cheap oil. This is an opportunity, what used to be long-term problems, be they in the health care area, energy area, education area, fiscal area, tax area, regulatory reform area, things that we have postponed for too long, that were long-term, are now immediate and must be dealt with. This crisis provides the opportunity, for us, as I would say, the opportunity to do things that you could not do before. The good news, I suppose, if you want to see a silver lining, is the problems are big enough that they lend themselves to ideas from both parties for the solution.

2 days ago
Justin Hale

"About the quote: Emanuel was not the first to express this idea".....I never said he was.

And the Democrats and Trump-haters, I repeat myself, have politicized this pandemic crisis.

2 days ago
Crazy man

You couldn't just say, Yes I took it out of context. Because if you had you would see that the Pandemic was an opportunity for Trump to show people how "Smart" he is. Well, he blew that one. So, 211,000 dead people don't mean a thing to you. So much empathy.

2 days ago
David Thielk

Justin Hale wrote: "And the Democrats and Trump-haters, I repeat myself, have politicized this pandemic crisis."

Unfortunately, Justin, you are unable to see it. Or more likely, you are unable to publicly state it (who would criticize their lover in a public forum?), but it is Trump who has politicized nearly every significant event that has occured the past four years. From wildfires to police brutality, from white supremacists running people over in their vehicles to outrage over systemic racism, from the Affordable Care Act to the killing of Osama Bin Laden, from climate change to abortion. Trump has taken each of the issues and responded to them with a single goal in mind. That goal is: How can I use this event to motivate my base, create polarity and divisiveness, and ultimately to fabricate an imaginary enemy that must be hated.

No, sadly, the data is with me on this. (How many bills has the House passed in the past three years? None of which, McConnel would even consider? I believe it is around 200). We have have suffered far more than most countries when it comes to COVID impacts. Trump was so busy politicizing this situation, that he has been unable to demonstrate the mildest smidgeon of leadership. (For God's sake, don't spew that nonsense that he banned travel from China! As if that made any difference whatsoever in the global spread of this disease. Fact: Trump praised China's transparency and handling of the pandemic early on. Just like he advocated for drinking or injecting bleach; need I go on? ).

He has failed as a leader of people. At the same time, he has excelled as a two bit, self centered narcissistic and rather corrupt president, even by today's standards. I laugh when I think about. He did a better job of hiring a ghostwriter for "The Art of the Deal" than he has done negotiating any deal in real life. As someone recently said, we are dying by the thousands at home, and at the same time, we have become a laughingstock of the world. His history of business acumen boils down to a single philosophy: leverage as much debt as possible, and then leave them hanging. Even the CATO Institute calls it l ike it is: https://www.cato.org/blog/marching-federal-debt-crisis?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8rT8BRCbARIsALWiOvS-Q83p0RXyJCO7VuvoCaAMpge0i-k50_a2VyKXqnTKibsPgXahrb8aAitdEALw_wcB

Your statement above about the Democrats being the politicizers is hilarious, if not at the same time, a tragic and dark reflection of the need for tribal adoration of an anti-leader. You, and many of the other Trump Lovers (you don't mind if I call you that, do you?), have replaced rational inductive and deductive thinking in the empirical world with ideology, false religion and short senseless chants ('lock her up?"). Sigh.

Yesterday at 3:42 PM
Marge Samuelson

Thank you David for what needed to be said.

8 hours ago
Justin Hale

"How many bills has the House passed in the past three years? None of which, McConnel would even consider? I believe it is around 200".....

HuH? This site .....(https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/53298/mitch-mcconnell/38/health-and-health-care"..... shows his voting record.

What are you talking about?

5 hours ago
David Thielk

As usual Justin, you use the internet for confirmation bias, while ignoring the important points of my post. Oh the irony in your statement that it is the Democrats who are politicizing COVID 19. Still trying to blame China?

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/19/925251602/chinas-economy-bounces-back-as-pandemic-is-brought-under-control?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=businessstoryoftheday

5 hours ago