Discussion must start with accepting facts

That Trump inspired “patriots” came so close to undoing our democracy on Jan. 6 is a sad testimony about the many Americans who are still taken in by a two-bit con man who’s every thought is, as it has always been, what’s in it for him.

Never was that evidenced more vividly than his indifference to the pandemic crisis with his ignorant dismissal of the danger, for fear it would affect his ratings, then the denial and when none of that worked he resorted to avoiding the subject altogether except to tell us what great progress”his administration” was making in producing and administering the vaccine.

I’m trying to understand what’s become of the once honorable GOP. Republicans reject the “lying media” and turn to social media for their news, where fantasy, fact and fiction are hard to distinguish. For example, Trump’s own attorney general, his Cabinet members and White House advisers, almost 60 courts, including the Supreme Court, rejected his argument that he actually won, yet Trumpies turn on those that dare speak other than echoing the official party line. We get all kinds of wild, unfounded theories from far-right groups who try to outdo each other in their fanatical beliefs.

No party or individual has all the answers and when we can discuss politics again someday, (adults usually can), we sometimes learn something and we are a much stronger democracy for it.

Don Curtis


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