David W. Martin wrote, “Have the leaders in the House nothing better to do than to spew allegations of cover-up, of lying, of incompetence?” Well, yes, but don’t you think that the
cover-ups, the lies and the incompetence need to be exposed? You want to give him a free pass on that?
Politifact.com rates 5% of his public statements as true. For the math-impaired, that’s 1 of every 20. What lies, you say? Go to your computer and type in “Trump’s lies — the definitive list.” Ranting and raving will get you nowhere. You need facts to support your position. As for the news coverage being 70% negative, well, he creates the news. How should negative news be reported? Is it okay with you if people are held in cages where there is standing room only, where they do not have room to sit, much less to lie down on the cold concrete floor? Where they have to drink out of the toilet because sufficient drinking water is not provided? Is our country so poor that we cannot afford to buy diapers? Are we so bereft of conscience that we confine a 2-month-old child in a cage with no one to care for him except other children, none of whom are related to him? The obvious answer is yes, because those things are happening, and they are happening with the knowledge and consent of our President.
Larry Colucci writes with such elegance and style, and with such great command of the language that his arguments seem very convincing, but on closer examination seem to consist mainly of generalizations and opinions with few actual verifiable facts. I do agree with him when he says that Trump’s character is nowhere near that of Mother
Teresa. So, how many more women must he assault, and how many more people must he cheat out of their life’s savings before you would say, “that’s enough”?
As for the statement about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, you must be referring to Iran, right? You know, the ones who have gone back to enriching uranium. As for North Korea and China, we have to wait and see how that turns out. So far, we have zero benefit, and we have given up much. In our approach to Mexico and Iran, we are just the neighborhood bully. That’s not my idea of diplomacy.