Rise of Trump
I’m a 60-year-old female who has voted her entire adult life — mostly Republican, but sometimes as an independent.
Never have I been so frustrated with the Republican Party as I am now!
They are so determined to have things as they want them — rather than as the people they supposedly represent want them — that they’re trying to overrule the voters who helped put them in office.
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I’m constantly reading or hearing:
“If Trump wins, he will do this,” or “If it looks like Trump will win, we will not validate it.”
Since when did it become acceptable for the party officials to decide to do what they want or what they think is best for the party, instead of doing what the people of the party want?
If they weren’t so full of themselves, these party officials would realize that they’re the reason that Donald Trump is so popular.
The problem is them and their dyed-in-the-wool way of thinking that they know what’s best for the rest of us.
Our parents would have told us to grow up.
The time has come for the Republican Party to do exactly that.
Barbara J. Cox,
What a pack of dopes!
I refer to the so-called “establishment” Republicans who are bent on stopping Donald Trump from becoming president of the United States.
These guys remind me of the Keystone Kops or the Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight.
In actuality, congressional Republicans have a 9 percent approval rating and can’t get anything done even with majorities in both houses of Congress.
So why would they think they can derail a man who may represent their party in the White House?
Conservative Republicans say they don’t like the direction the country is heading, and they use slogans like “Take our country back” and “Make American great again.”
But what do they consider great?
The last time America did well was 1993-2000, and the president was Bill Clinton.
Under Clinton, the United States had a strong economy, strong job creation, a balanced budget and a budget surplus.
But Republicans said they weren’t pleased with the direction of the country and said we needed to go in a different direction.
So after turning America against Clinton and the Democrats, George W. Bush became president.
As promised, they took America in a different direction.
Eight years later America was in total economic collapse.
How could this happen? The Republicans told Americans they were fiscally conservative.
But the only ones who benefited were the wealthy, who received their tax cuts.
Yet the Republicans insist they are the ones to trust.
Where’s the evidence for that?