Letter to the editor: Misinformed on Obama vs. Trump
It’s hard to know where to begin with Ron Raymond’s letter “Obama vs. Trump.” Like so many other right-wing parrots, he directs us to see the effects of socialism in Venezuela. Funny, I never hear these people speak of Norway, Canada or Finland, to name a few.
The only reason Barack Obama may be seen as an “ineffective president” is that the Republicans have sabotaged his work at every turn. Obama’s accomplishments were considerable, and included the Iran agreement, which was working.
Raymond says Trump has given us security, but now we have threat of war with Iran. Kim Jong Un, his buddy, is building more bombs.
But let’s talk about climate change, arguably the biggest security threat we have. Trump pulled us out of the Paris accords and has overturned, or is in the process of overturning, 78 environmental laws and counting. Climate change is not a hoax. The military and all but a handful of scientists, most paid by energy companies, agree that this is an existential threat to our planet. Do you want to get your science from scientists or the partisan talking heads on Fox News?
It is clear to any thinking person that if you support Trump, you must be either very misinformed or very rich. Which are you, Mr. Raymond? Do you have children who will have to live in the world you will be leaving them? I hope people will wake up before it is too late. The Grand Old Party is not what it used to be.