Get ready for the next two years

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A win is a win, as close as it was, fair and square. I am not so happy for Florida, both for the choice of gov­er­nor and sen­a­tor. But in a democ­racy, we have to ac­cept our losses and en­joy the wins. Be­ing part of the process is what re­ally counts.

Win­ning back the House was as good as it could get, with­out be­ing greedy or a sore loser. Hav­ing, finally, a check on Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump gives me a sense of se­cu­rity and takes the edge off. Those seats have been filled with empty suits, and now, House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi looks mighty good. She gives Democrats her all and right now we need all that we can get! Knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence is needed along with so many new faces ready to learn the ropes and start get­ting things done.

Linda Ge­fen

Boca Ra­ton, Fla.

Get ready for two years of in­ves­ti­ga­tions and at­tacks on the White House. The House will get noth­ing done for the Amer­i­can peo­ple, which will prob­a­bly lead to the re-elec­tion of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

The blue wave was tem­pered by a red tide of vot­ers who care about the econ­omy and who can see the pos­i­tive re­sults of Repub­li­can lead­er­ship. Vot­ers’ un­will­ing­ness to be­lieve Barack Obama’s claims that he is re­spon­si­ble for the eco­nomic gains of the past two years shows that Amer­i­cans are no longer per­suaded by the left’s empty rhetoric. Telling vot­ers that their health care and So­cial Se­cu­rity are threat­ened by Repub­li­cans has lost its effec­tive­ness.

Amer­i­cans do not want higher taxes, so­cial­ism or un­pro­tected borders. And we are tired of iden­tity pol­i­tics and the in­ci­vil­ity of the left. In spite of Trump’s tweets and abra­sive man­ner, he de­liv­ers what he prom­ises. Vot­ers want re­sults more than po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness. Un­til the left un­der­stands this and does more than bash­ing and ob­struct­ing, they will re­main out of touch with Amer­i­cans. Charles M. Sitero

Or­mond Beach, Fa.

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