Thanks to MainStreet Newspapers Inc. publisher Mike Buffington — I have never met him — for pointing out, consistently, the shortcomings of our President. It takes a lot for a businessman to risk losing business by speaking up.
I gather folks think that the “losing” side in an election should just be quiet after the election, or “quit whining” as they say. In the past week I have not heard someone say “they should put a bullet in his head,” as I heard repeatedly from my co-workers and neighbors following President Obama’s election.
The big losers in this election are conservative voters. They deserved much much better. I agree that Mr. Trump is my President, and that I should support him.
Does one support their friend battling alcoholism by taking over a friendly case of vodka? Do we support someone who uses violent language by encouraging them toward physical abuse? If your neighbor wants a new truck, but you know his kids aren’t fed, do you say “let’s get on down to the dealer?”
What part of silent support is this article included under ?
02/19/17 at 10:20 PM
"In the past week I have not heard someone say “they should put a bullet in his head,” as I heard repeatedly from my co-workers and neighbors following President Obama’s election."
Really? You must not get out very much Mr. Chandler. When Trump was president-elect he was receiving death threats, daily, by the dozens. Even a big news network, posted the "CNN on-air report, titled “Disaster could put Obama cabinet member in Oval Office,”". I have seen countless blogs, stories wishing the POTUS the worst.
I don't agree with your assessment that "The big losers in this election are conservative voters."
Look at what your Democrat Party presented for you and your believers for candidates:
•A candidate that had the most difficult time providing a decent living for himself until he was elected as a senator of Vermont.
•A candidate that early on in her career was fired from a gov't job for ethical reasons and has constantly been ethically challenged.
•A Democrat Party that had already decided who their candidate was prior to hearing what the "people" had to say or voted for in the most under-reported political scandal of the century.
Where was the editorial staff of the MCJ disdain for the events above? Maybe at the cricket farm.
But the real losers of this election, Mr. Chandler?
The American people, both Democratic and Republican, liberal and conservative, that rely on the media to not collude with a particular political party, namely the Democratic Party, for their unbiased daily news, in the name of integrity based journalism, to make a educated decision for their respective candidate.
Mr. Chandler, I would hope you agree, but on a political hunch, I believe you do not.
02/20/17 at 09:21 AM
We all lost. Anyone can make long lists of negatives about any candidate or any party. The only good that can come out of this present chaos is if America stumbles badly and finds it can't get back up very quickly or effectively. This could be economic or international (war). Maybe then the nation will come together and both sides be reasonable and more concerned about the country as a whole instead of which politician and which party "wins" all the time.