THOUGHTS ON CURRENT GOP
After two years of the current presidential administration, I feel compelled to share my thoughts. Nearly everyday President Donald Trump undermines our democracy by calling the media an enemy, discounting climate change, alienating our allies, and cuddling up to foreign dictators. But his recent criticism of navy seal hero Admiral William McRaven, similar to his demeaning of deceased former Senator John McCain, are simply unconscionable. However, we all know President Trump is who he is and will not change.
What is actually worse than President Trump’s toxic behavior is the current Republican Party’s silence on all of this. For this political party to stand by and back this behavior shows a complete lack of any decency and honor, which should be part of any legislator’s character in a democracy.
I’m not completely happy with the Democratic party either. The way they rigged their 2016 primaries to sabotage Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton showed a serious lack of character. The Republican Party of 2016 had a fine candidate that would have represented them with class and dignity. That was Ohio Governor John Kasich.
This Republican Party is an embarrassment in its current state. The Democrats may rectify this in 2020 if they can come together as a party for the people with a responsible message. However, I am really afraid this country is imploding from within. Hopefully, my fears will be put to rest in 2020.