Burning bridges

One of the duties of Congress is to investigate and to oversee the executive branch. The Republican members in Congress have failed the American people miserably in choosing not to do this part of their job since President Donald Trump was sworn in to office. They have instead chosen to let Trump totally ignore our Constitution and destroy our alliances with our allies that have been in place since World War II ended.

The Republican Party used to be known for its high morals and ethics. It used to stand for defending the Constitution, no matter what it costs. Now the Republicans stand for absolutely nothing morally or ethically.

They have voluntarily allowed Trump to destroy the Republican Party. They have crawled down into the gutter with Trump and are rolling around in the slime with him.

I really liked what the lady from Troy said in her letter to the editor. She said the Republicans should now be called the RINO (Republicans in Name Only) Party.

And a lady from Lewiston questioned whether or not GOP stood for Grand Old Party or Grand Obsolete Party.

She was right on.

The Republicans need to remember that Trump will not live forever. They should be thinking about the fact that they are not going to be able to go back to the American people and take up where they left off before Trump.

They have burned those bridges.

Joan Vanhorn


Impeach Trump

One of my favorite stories is about the Gordian knot from the Fourth century B.C. Alexander the Great solved a problem that some people spent their whole lives trying to unravel. ... The sad reality of our times has persuaded me to offer this little piece.

I do not need to read the 480-page Mueller report. I do not need to know the specifics about the 145 to 272 meetings the Trumps had with the Russians. I do not need to know the specifics about the 280 people who have died while trying to cross our southern border. I do not need to understand the reason for President Donald Trump’s religious and racial discrimination against minorities. I do not need to know how much money the Trump family has made in violation of the Emoluments Clause. I do not need to understand why Trump has abandoned the Palestinian people. I do not need to know about his intrigues with Vladimir Putin or Jim Jong Un.

I do know about Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter, Valeria, who drowned while trying to swim across the Rio Grande River after being denied their legal right to seek asylum in the United States of America. In my mind, they are victims of state-sponsored terrorism and on that account were murdered.

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

That photo is proof that the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, is guilty of a “high crime and misdemeanor.”

He should be impeached.

Stan Smith


One more time

Editing introduced an error into a previous version of this letter.

One feels a twinge of sympathy for Danny “Yack-yack” Radakovich. He repeats himself endlessly. He ties himself in knots trying to reconcile two conflicting principles: 1. Hatred will eat you alive; and 2. Hating Republicans is approved provided they are “disgusting, distasteful, crude, and incompetent.”

Yack-yack’s contortions are costing him what remains of his sanity.

Regardless of his choice of words, Radakovich hates President Donald Trump as much as Paul Oman does.

Oman, though, has the balls to admit it, while eunuch Yack-yack dreads the scorn of the “Green Orthodox” church, and pussy-foots around the topic. There’s no “remain silent” in Yack-yack’s DNA.

Sympathy? A teeeensy twinge……

Bridger Barnett


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