Nasty, costly, ugly – at least it’s over

The Modesto Bee (Sunday) - - Opinion - That’s the pres­i­dent of the United States?”

Well, the nas­ti­est, most costly, dis­gust­ing midterm elec­tion is over. Each team, Red and Blue, sent us their propped up syco­phants telling us how aw­ful and un­trust­wor­thy the other team is and how they’re go­ing to fix ev­ery­thing. We all know and un­der­stand that what­ever is said, and re­gard­less of the out­come, it’s go­ing to cost us, the tax­payer, more money. There ain’t never no (triple neg­a­tive, I know) free ride af­ter the elec­tion is over.

Now, we can get back to our own trashy prob­lems and petty bick­er­ing among city staff and city coun­cil. It’s tough to be pleased with our sys­tem of elect­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives with all the neg­a­tiv­ity ex­pressed through the cam­paign and vot­ing process. The amount of money be­ing spent on all of this is mind bog­gling. The rest is just ab­so­lutely dis­gust­ing.

– Bill Jaques, Modesto who cam­paigned on the slo­gan that he would “Make Amer­ica Great Again.” It seems to me that great­ness ought to in­clude some de­gree of unity in our coun­try.

I will be darned if I can see where he has done any­thing to pro­mote even a scin­tilla of unity among our cit­i­zens. Quite the con­trary ap­pears to be true as we watch snip­pets from his ral­lies out in the red states. All we seem to see is a nar­cis­sis­tic and mas­sive ego brag­ging and en­gag­ing in child­ish name­call­ing and racist and sense­less at­tacks on any­one who would dare ques­tion or dis­agree with him.

As I watch his di­a­tribes, I can­not help but won­der aloud, “

Democrats are be­ing vi­ciously scape­goated as stand­ing for “mob rule.” It is es­pe­cially sad to see the GOP fall­ing in lock­step with this pres­i­dent’s sense­less rhetoric. How can we pos­si­bly ben­e­fit from the kind of di­vi­sive be­hav­ior we are see­ing dis­played by this pres­i­dent? – An­drew G. Alkema, Hugh

son I know many Democrats are very good Amer­i­cans, but she is not one of them. She is not hon­est al­ways. She has not al­ways been hon­est with our Pres­i­dent. She was wrong to create prob­lems for an hon­est man and his fam­ily, who is an hon­est judge, to be­come a Supreme Court Jus­tice, who was cho­sen by Pres­i­dent Trump. I would never trust her. I be­lieve her to be a liar.

– Roger Ja­cobs, Wa­ter­ford should, and prob­a­bly does, bother sev­eral peo­ple. The mall was ad­ver­tis­ing that Santa will ar­rive on Nov 17th. Can we please at least cel­e­brate Thanks­giv­ing be­fore you start bom­bard­ing us with this? What mes­sage are you send­ing to our kids (and adults) when you min­i­mize Thanks­giv­ing like this? Why not just have the Jolly old guy ar­rive on July 1st so that the 4th of July can just be a pass­ing thought as well?

I for one will never be park­ing my car in the “mall” park­ing lot again.

– Ken Thomp­son, Win­ton

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