Look at results, not likeability
Donald Trump is not likeable. And it concerns me, not because I am concerned for Donald Trump, but because I am concerned about my family, my state and my nation. I have seen many interviews in which a voter has stated an intention to vote for Joe Biden for President – and in every case it has been because they plan to vote against Donald Trump – not FOR Joe Biden. They go on to explain that they do not like Trump.
I can understand that. He is not likeable.
But I have to urge all of these people to remember why you elect a man to be President of the United States: You want a man who will make decisions that will be in the best interest of the citizens of the USA and, to do that, he must be able to discern what is in the best interest of those citizens.
Donald Trump has clearly demonstrated the ability to do that the past four years; multiple successful trade deals; withdrawing the U.S. from the severely flawed Iran deal; rebuilding the military that had been decimated by eight years of Obama/Biden budgets; returning manufacturing jobs which Obama claimed never could be regained; cutting taxes and eliminating foolish, unnecessary regulations and, in doing so, creating the best USA economy in history and record low unemployment for all citizens. And all this was accomplished while being viciously opposed by the Democrat Party and its “mainstream” liberal media friends.
Was he always “likeable” while accomplishing all of this? Absolutely not.
He is not a perfect role model, but his policies have benefited this country and its citizens. Joe Biden has been unsuccessfully running for president since June 9, 1987; he never has been accused of being an intellectual giant and I believe there is reason to question his mental acuity now. If he were to be elected president, there would be reason to wonder who really would be making the difficult decisions of the office.
So I ask you, is this a good time for citizens to decide they cannot vote for Donald Trump for president because he is so unlikeable?
Michael E. Harris
Beshear aims at wrong target
Gov. Andy Beshear claims a statue that has been there since 1936 and was there for the eight years during his father’s administration, is suddenly now divisive. As I am a Republican and no fan of anything connected to the Confederacy, I wonder his your real reason is.
Did he take a page out of the George Orwell’s book “1984” and try to erase a very embarrassing bit of history from the public eye? After all, doesn’t it remind everyone that Jefferson Davis was president of 13 Democrat-controlled states which rebelled to protect their right to “own” black people and treat them little better than animals?
Wouldn’t a careful study of history show that after losing, these same Democrats unleashed a war of terror with the KKK and passed laws to further oppress those so recently freed?
How about the fact that even since the passage of civil rights legislation, Beshear’s party has done little more than exploit black people for their votes? Let’s face it. Go to any large city where black people are overwhelmingly poor, undereducated and victimized by crime, you will find Democrats in charge.
Does the governor think a symbolic gesture like this fools anyone? By the way, Governor, don’t bother to put up any new monuments to your party. The looted businesses and burned out buildings from this past week of rioting, will serve as fitting monuments to the party’s leadership.