I received two papers in my Daily World delivery box yesterday. Expecting another set of opinions bashing President Trump and the GOP, I put off opening the papers until this morning. What I found was a double-double header. Not only one but two opinions and two more demeaning, insulting so-called political cartoons in each paper.
One opinion on July 19, stated that both parties were responsible for the “healthcare mess.” The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was 2,200 pages designed, as testimony by its architects indicates, to deceive. It is truly a Trojan horse as it provides health insurance, but not health care.
The next opinion, written by a security and peace foundation director, states that the U.S. should not be “scaring ourselves and adding to the risk of another Korean War.” In other words, even though North Korea has nuclear weapons and is well on the way to achieving ballistic missiles that will be able to reach Hawaii and Seattle, the threat “is serious but not an imminent one to the U.S. homeland.”
The opinions on July 20, were both critical of President Trump and the GOP.
President Trump was criticized for having family working in the White House. Never mind that Michelle Obama had a full-time staff of over 20 people working there for her.
The other opinion blames the GOP for “gridlock” in the government. Never mind the observation that Democrats, like the false mother claiming a child that belonged to another, would rather have King Solomon cut it in half then to have the true mother have the child.
If a Republican were to say, “Good morning, isn’t it a fine day?” Democrats would report “Republicans deny climate change!” (Of course the climate is changing, but no one knows why. Really.)
It would be reasonable to expect a certain amount of angst from the Democrats, liberals and progressives after their surprise defeat in the November 2016 presidential election. However, it is now six months after the inauguration. The constant, incessant drumbeat of obfuscation and distortion is tearing our country apart and should not continue unabated.
The legacy of President Obama has led to a disruption of our country’s social fabric and severely weakened the U.S. in the eyes of our allies and of the bullies of the world. Clearly, the constant barrage of opinions that are one-sided and biased against the administration are undermining democracy itself.
The people of this country elected Donald Trump to be President of the United States. We should respect that, give him a chance and be grateful that we have a person of courage and good intentions in the White House.
Thomas W. Greisamer