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I detested '45' as a candidate because he ran as a fascist demagogue

To The Daily Sun,

Just about everything the right wing extremists wished on Obama has happened to the Trumpenstein Monster — scandal after scandal with historically low approvals. Impeachment talk abounds. Schadenfreude! Our Glorious Leader has broken another record which is not surprising considering that he breaks everything he touches. A new ABC/WashPost poll has his approval at 36 percent with 58 percent disapproving; 44 percent strongly. Only 23 percent thought he was doing a better job than past presidents. In the latest Pew Research Center survey in 37 nations, a median of 22 percent had confidence and 74 percent had no confidence in Trump regarding international affairs. Obama was at 64 percent at the same point. It's a disaster and some aren't smiling and laughing anymore. Losers!

The GOP is in meltdown after the failure of Trumpcare 3.0,"Don't-Care." Trump says neither he nor the GOP will own the failure. Losers! It's the Democrat's fault! Now, maybe they can get to work fixing the problems with Obamacare. You can bet universal health care will be part of the 2018 campaigns.

The administration did what I expected and precipitated a lawsuit only hours before the travel ban went into effect. The administration claimed grandparents, grandchildren, cousins, and in-laws were not considered bona fide family. Ridiculous! So after the 9th Circuit Court told the federal judge in Hawaii that he could define what bona fide family relationships were, the judge ruled that grandparents etc. were. As I write this, the Supreme Court has just now rejected the administration's appeal regarding family relationships by 6-3 and let the lower court's 'family' ruling stand. Losers! The "bona fide" status of refugees who have been in the refugee resettlement pipeline for up to two years remains unsettled because the high court blocked the lower court's new guidelines while that is appealed at a federal appellate court in San Francisco.

Did you hear about ACT For America's recent anti-Muslim 'Marches Against Sharia?' Held in 24 cities almost nobody showed up! In some places, they were outnumbered 10-1. In one city the fascists were met by counter-protesters armed with bullhorns and cowbells! ACT is an SPLC designated hate group.

To those of you who think we Democrats and progressives should accept Trump because you accepted Obama let me first say you didn't accept Obama. I detested "45" as a candidate because he ran on as a fascist-styled demagogue and he remains that foul and divisive bigot-in-chief. Bigots should be loathed and detested, mocked and ridiculed. Resist!

James Veverka 


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Please stop mixing religion & politics; 2/3 of the world is not Christian

To The Daily Sun,

To John Demakowski: I refuse to have a battle of wits with one so inadequately armed. You ask for respect for the president. Well, sir, let me instruct you just a little bit. I served in the military for 12 years. I know respect and what generates it and who deserves it. Respect is given to an office; a position. I respect the office of the President of the United States. However, for individuals respect is earned, and Donald John Trump has not earned it. Not yet. He's been in office six months, has tweeted 441 times as of this writing, and has golfed for 40 days. He has not yet passed or had pass one single major piece of legislation. He has broken nearly every campaign promise he made. He has lied, supported those who lied and hired those who lied. Right now he makes Richard Nixon look like a choir boy. I've voted in every election since I was old enough. I've not always been on the winning side, and when I'm not I do my best to ensure that the winners are successful. But this "pugnacious" person that you so badly wanted does indeed single out people for their gender, race, and religion and if you don't or haven't seen that then perhaps a reading comprehension class is in order.

In the meantime, please stop mixing religion and politics. There are 7.5 BILLION humans on this planet John, and you insult over 5 billion of them each and every time you state that Jesus is the only way to "truth." As Bishop John Shelby Spong said, "The ultimate meaning of the Bible calls us to a recognition that every life is holy, every life is loved, and every life is called to be all that life is capable of being." You deny that every time you write, so please stop insulting everyone else. The Christian church encourages enormous immaturity among those people who are its primary adherents, and you prove that point with every letter you input to this paper. It is YOU sir who lacks respect, respect for women, respect for other cultures, respect for other religions, and respect for those who disagree with you. Yes John. You. Perhaps you, the bishop, and some of your other little Christian Coffee Klatch can huddle in prayer and come up with a witty response, but I highly doubt it. If you are as capable of spreading lies and innuendo about past presidents as this current one is, the perhaps placing a nicely rolled up sock between your teeth would be a far better way to spend your afternoons.

Alan Vervaeke


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