I’ve been meaning to write this letter for a while in view of the letters complaining about The Herald’s supposed “left-leaning” bias. For starters, just because you don’t like a story or opinion doesn’t make it biased or incorrect. It’s entirely possible that in some cases you may be the one who is biased or wrong or misinformed.
Left or right in politics was never a big issue with me in voting, until 2016. It became an issue then because Donald Trump became president and the Republican Party forgot that it was supposed to be the Grand Old Party. There’s nothing grand about the Republican Party these days. The R’s have sold out to the most corrupt, dishonest, immoral, human being we’ve ever had for president, at least in my 87 years on earth.
Now Democrats may not have a lot to brag about themselves but they at least don’t have a Donald Trump, yet. But the point of all this is that the criticism that I, and so many others, heap on Trump is because Trump is the kind of person he is, not because he’s a Republican. My wife and I have many Republican friends and there is almost unanimous opinion among them that Trump is destroying the Republican Party. His effort to turn us against each other is for his own benefit and governs his every single thought. What’s in it for me is the way the man was raised and has lived his entire life.
That’s why so many of us oppose Trump’s very existence and why so many of us say so in the media, not because we’re anti-Republican.