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Letter: Only Democrats willing to stand up to president

I often read Cal Thomas’ columns and may agree or disagree with the views he expresses, which is understandable.

The article published Feb. 2 (“What happened to putting country over party?”) seems to imply that the Democratic Party is to be blamed for the mess the country is presently in as well as to blame for a president who has a low presidential approval rating.

How are we to understand a president who divides the country and a Republican Party that stands 100 percent in support of what the president says and does?  How are we to understand a president who calls one ethnic group vulgar names, disrespects females and sides with white supremacists and other radical groups?  Yet, Thomas blames Democrats for not putting country over party.

Thomas appears to have a short memory of “wishing the President well, and we the opposite party (Democrats) will bend over backward to try to move the county forward.”

Where was the Republican Party when Barrack Obama was president and the opposite party disrespected him. They called him a liar, and said, “Mr. President, anything you send to Congress will be D.O.A.”

I ask where is the bending backward to try to move the country forward?

This president appears uncommitted to either party. He is all for himself and those at the top 1 percent of the economic ladder.

The only two bills of significance signed by him is the tax bill, giving the wealthy a tax break, and the prison reform bill, presented by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from Brooklyn, New York.

So far, the Democrats are the only politicians who will stand up to the president — not for party, but for the country.

— Odinga Lawrence Maddox

Salisbury

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