Why Democrats are so dis­grun­tled with Pres­i­dent-elect Trump

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Su­san Al­tenhofen, Mark Van­der­brook,

“Democrats ob­struct­ing Trump,” Dec. 21 let­ter to the editor.

Let­ter-writer Peter Bryan be­moans the dis­sat­is­fied and dis­grun­tled Democrats who refuse to ac­cept the le­git­i­macy of Don­ald Trump’s vic­tory, but that isn’t the rea­son Dems are com­plain­ing.

As Trump picks his Cabi­net, we see the in­evitable hi­er­ar­chy of his choices go­ing to cli­mate-change de­niers, gen­er­als who very of­ten have dif­fi­culty with re­al­ity, and wealthy elites who bought and paid for their new posts with large do­na­tions to the Trump cam­paign. Trump has sur­rounded him­self with an in­ex­pli­ca­ble lineup of un­qual­i­fied and un­tested peo­ple who will be mak­ing up their re­al­ity as they move for­ward with their agen­das. And his adult chil­dren, who are play­ing far too great a role in this tran­si­tion, are all too will­ing to auc­tion off Trump ac­cess to the high­est bid­der.

Democrats are jus­ti­fied in wor­ry­ing about the ethics and moral­ity of a Trump gov­ern­ment where facts are dis­al­lowed in de­ter­min­ing out­comes on pol­icy and un­in­formed at­ti­tudes are to form the rule of law of his ad­min­is­tra­tion. BBB One has to won­der where let­ter-writer Peter Bryan has been for the last eight years. He ex­co­ri­ates Democrats for at­tempt­ing to de-le­git­imize Don­ald Trump’s vic­tory. Trump was birther-in-chief for five years. Bryan chas­tises Democrats for act­ing like spoiled chil­dren. Repub­li­cans in Congress voted dozens of times to re­peal Oba­macare, know­ing the leg­is­la­tion would only be ve­toed if it did pass both houses. He re­bukes Democrats for show­ing no re­gard for our demo­cratic pro­cesses. Trump has con­sis­tently shown ig­no­rance of and dis­re­gard for our Con­sti­tu­tion.

If Democrats are do­ing the things Bryan al­leges, they’re only mod­el­ing the be­hav­ior of Repub­li­cans over the last eight years.

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