USA Today: Trump ‘uniquely awful’
A USA Today editorial stated that President Trump was not fit to clean the toilets in the Obama Presidential Library or to shine George W. Bush’s shoes, and the editorial characterized Trump as “uniquely awful.” I agree.
The question for 2018 is how many Americans will be counting down the days until they can vote a straight Democratic Party ticket in November, as a referendum on, and as a check on, this “uniquely awful” president.
Jeffrey J. Brown,
Put country over party
I respect people who put country over party. Last week in an opinion piece Richard Greene, like the entire GOP, is saying the investigation of Trump is “fake news.” So far, two former Trump staffers have pleaded guilty and two more go to trial in the future. I do not have much confidence in congressional investigations, but I do have faith in Robert Mueller, the decorated former Marine officer in charge of the investigation. Let the Marine do his job and accept the outcome. Country over party.
Fred Gregory, Arlington
What Trump has done well
A letter writer asserts that President Trump has done nothing in office. Let me offer a short list of great things:
▪ The nation’s GDP has grown at better than 3 percent in the last two quarters, and looks to do better still in this, the fourth quarter.
o The investiture of Justice Neil Gorsuch and a number of lower-court judges.
o The successful military campaign against ISIS.
o The rollback of government regulations.
o The approval of the Keystone and Dakota XL pipelines.
o The sharp reduction in illegal border crossings.
o Withdrawal from UNESCO and from the Paris Climate Accord, both of which took advantage of the U.S.
o The record boom of employment and of stock market prices, which even opponents cannot deny.
R. Cargill Hall, Arlington
Ashamed of the U.S.
America is not the land I used to love.
Now it’s full of rude, hateful people, folks who don’t know how to drive a car and won’t stay off their phones while driving. We are overcrowded with too many foreigners here illegally taking our jobs. I’m ashamed of it now.
Betty Clark, Arlington
Keeping quiet while America seethes
Conservative voters, why are you so quiet while tax cuts are given to the wealthiest and your taxes are increased? Why are you not infuriated that your party wants to put your Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security on the chopping block to pay for those tax cuts? You won’t need your Social Security?
Why are you OK with gutting our environment and shilling for war with dictators? Why are you not demanding the resignation of pedophiles and sex offenders? If you voted for these people, shouldn’t you feel the most outrage? As Sen. Joe Welch asked Sen. Joe McCarthy, “At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
These are rhetorical questions.
Please don’t try to come up with answers that will justify your silence. I’m not looking for excuses. I’m looking for the outrage you should be feeling at the obvious betrayal of your values. Where is that?