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Letter: Republicans’ support of Trump is a disgrace

Republicans’ support of Trump is a disgrace

If you want to make a statement about the current state of American politics, you have more choices this year than you usually do – a Libertarian and a Green. But a vote for Donald Trump implies what used to be called “cutting off your nose to spite your face.” This man, like the politicians you hate, says anything he thinks will get him votes. Nothing in his history indicates that he would, or could, in fact do anything that would actually help anyone who currently feels dispossessed. And no one, possibly including himself, has any idea what sort of judges he would appoint if given the chance. Fortunately for all of us – even those who don’t realize that simple fact – he will not be elected.

More importantly, however, we’ve got to give pink slips in November to a significant number of the fools and ideologues in Congress, mostly representing districts in the former Confederacy and other pockets of selfishness and confusion throughout the country. A few people like Trump are bound to emerge in a population of 320 million or so, and in a pond that large there are bound to be a fair number of intellectual minnows to follow him. But for virtually all of the Republican political establishment to back away from whatever limited principles they had in order to pander to Trump and his deluded followers is simply disgraceful. Even they flip-flop from week to week – endorsing him, then taking back their endorsement, depending on which choice they think will make their own re-election more likely.

Let’s get away from the party-before-country gang and elect people who want to get something positive done for a change.

John Nelson


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