The ‘liar-in-chief’ is not a rational leader to be followed
This letter is in response to Mr. Richard Navickas’ Oct. 26 letter, “The secret to success is rationality — works in politics, too.” Your poor grandson has received very conflicting advice from you. You told him “if you want to win, pick a good team with a great coach.” Not bad advice. You further instructed him to use his “rational mind.” Also, not bad advice. From that point, your “rationale” goes amok.
You caution that picking leaders for their “smile or their promises isn’t rational.” Yet, the very “coach” you advocate to your grandson as a “rational” choice is not in the least filled with the attributes you ascribe: “unique talents, including tough negotiating skills … with top management skills and big success.”
You do realize that your “coach” was handed a fortune from his father and quickly went bankrupt three times, right?
His tough negotiating “skills” are basically bullying that has alienated the other kids in the international school yard.
“Promises easily become lies.” These are your words. This president has told demonstrable — that means that we have facts that refute the statements — lies more than 4,000 times since he has been in office, according to the Washington Post.
As I write this, he is telling more lies about how he has no responsibility for how his inflammatory rhetoric praising a candidate for physically assaulting a journalist inspired a potential bomber. Yet you state, “lying never works, not for Democrats, not for Soros, and not for anyone.” You left out the liarin-chief.
As for the Justice Kavanaugh selection process, we can agree, I hope, that both sides were egregious in their politicizing of the judicial process. Yet, you wish to cast dispersions only on Democrats for “spewing false accusations at … a man absolutely adored by the women who knew him.” He didn’t sound so adored by the women who accused him of sexual abuse.
And who are the Democrats who decided to vote Republican from now on, as you state? Or have you learned from your president that lying is the “rational” political way forward?