Your View: Party politics is at an all-time low

Published on Friday, 26 May 2017 20:05
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To the Editor:

Politicians and political supporters of the politicians of the past have little in common with today’s breed.

Although that is true for both Republicans and Democrats, the degree to which that difference exists in Democrats is staggering. Democrats, for example, have touted themselves as champions of free speech, but now that only exists if your speech aligns with their philosophy. If it doesn’t, you are shouted down.

The Democrats have liked to indicate that they are the party of the people and they claim that Republicans are the party of big money. Due to disclosure rules, that is impossible to prove or disprove but looking at those we know like George Soros and Warren Buffett, it is clear that neither party is devoid of big money. It is known that big money is funding much of the negative campaign that is being waged against Donald Trump.

That is being done because he is not a politician. He seeks to drain the swamp and much of that big money is fearful that they are not going to be able to buy what they want from Washington.

Party politics is at an all-time low. There have always been differences of opinion when discussing politics, but I don’t recall a time in my life where there has been fewer areas of common ground. I don’t remember any time when literally everything was adversarial. It wasn’t that long ago when many Democrats claimed that James Comey was the reason that Hillary lost the election and they wanted him out. Now that he has been fired, they’re screaming that he should have been saved. They only support something that suits them as of the moment.

There are many reasons why citizens become supporters of political parties. The worst of all reasons is the one that states, “I have always voted _________, and I will always vote ________.” The reply to that statement is the same as it would be to the person who says, “I have always bought a Pontiac.”

They don’t make them any more.

Bob Lagasse


Posted in The Bristol Press, Letters on Friday, 26 May 2017 20:05. Updated: Friday, 26 May 2017 20:08.