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Don’t blame woes on Trump

Don’t blame woes on Trump

To the Editor:

This is in response to another Trump hit piece disguised as an opinion letter to the editor. I thought Trump derangement syndrome was cured. Come on man, get over it! No one cares.

Trump has been gone from office for almost a year now. OK, if you expect the small number of people who actually read these op-eds to be influenced by your words, don’t hold your breath. Why are we still talking about the former president? I guess he is still in the obsessed minds of liberal progressive Democrats. 

The letter writer quoted The International Institute of for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. This institute was formed by people appointed by foreign entities to promote democracy and election integrity throughout the world. By the way, we are a republic, not a democracy. Sounds to me like just another do-nothing organization run by foreign bureaucrats. 

So exactly what does the lowering ranking for the U.S. mean? In my opinion it is proof that liberal progressive Democrats are ruining our country. The people who control our elections are in the hands of the individual states of America. It has been proven there is fraud in elections. A person who is running for office has the right to challenge an election, something the Democrats know all too well. 

So Donald Trump is to blame, including causing democracies all around the world major harm. I don’t agree. You accuse him of all this havoc but as usual there is absolutely no proof he has caused any of it. Maybe people are just fed up with the liberal progressive liars who try to bully and badger conservatives. The corrupt news media is an extension of the Trump-hating Democrats. These accusations are just a continuation of the left-wing liberal Democrat agenda.

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An insurrection by definition is a violent attempt to take control of a government. The left leaning media along with the radical democrats said Jan. 6 was an insurrection. What weapons were used? Where were the machine guns, the cannons, tanks? They were only armed with Trump signs and hats. But Trump is blamed and accused of overthrowing a democracy. Do you Trump haters realize how nutty this sounds? This was no insurrection. It was unfortunate and should have never happened, but who’s to say it wasn’t instigated by leftist infiltrators.

How can you say because of one man we as a nation are more or less doomed? I think you really should be more concerned about the present President Joe Biden who is chomping at the bit to put the remaining nails in the coffin. He and his administration are the most incompetent people ever to walk into the White House. He has in just 12 months caused chaos at our southern border by allowing mass caravans of illegal aliens to enter our country. Trump had the border under control. He is asking Americans to get vaccinated while thousands of illegals are not required to. This is insane. Inflation is running rampant because of our puppet President Biden shutting down pipelines and helping Putin put in his pipeline.

I do agree with you, however, that the politicians in Washington have not been doing their jobs for years. We the American people are to blame, not Trump! We don’t hold Congress accountable, oh wait, some Republicans are but not Democrats. You can Blame Trump or I can blame Biden, but actually slowly over the years we were being sold out by all of our corrupt government politicians. The Democrats died with Kennedy and the party is no longer recognizable. A house divided will not stand and a corrupt society will fall. Cancel culture, wokeness, liberalism, socialism, communism, anti-police leftists and Antifa had infiltrated our society long before Trump arrived. God help us.    

Dennis Ford

Franklin

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20 comments

  • Well that makes no sense. But hey you do you Lucy Lu hahaha
    Didn't expect anything less than an inane response such as that anyway.

    posted by Poor Lucy Lu

    Wednesday, 01/12/2022

  • To the character posting as LUCY LUS BUD, I get great pleasure knowing that I live rent free in your empty head, twenty four hours a day. :-))

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Wednesday, 01/12/2022

  • Not at all Lucy Lu. How did you come to such a daft conclusion such as that? Small minds resort to name calling and insult flinging when they have nothing else to offer. What a pitiful life that must be.

    posted by Lucy Lus Bud

    Wednesday, 01/12/2022

  • I think I got the character who posted as TOOTLES a little upset and unhinged. I love the attention. Thanks. You made my day.

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Wednesday, 01/12/2022

  • Idiots and Nazis and losers oh my! What a salty insult slinger this one has become. Must be a hoot at parties. So much unbridled rage Lucy. Such anger! First impressions are usually true and this one is no exception. "Me thinks someone has outwardly diagnosed a condition where one should have looked inward instead."

    posted by Tootles

    Wednesday, 01/12/2022

  • See how the idiots turn into 'grammar Nazis' when they have no logical response? I love it. If that's all you got then you are a bigger bunch of losers than I imagined. The character who ended their post with 'Tootles' if he is a guy, he is the kind of guy that closes the refrigerator with his hips.

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Tuesday, 01/11/2022

  • Sir, you seriously need to educate yourself because you are wrong and misinformed about everything you post. For one thing, we are a republic that practices a democratic form of government. This oft repeated statement by trumpers is just misleading. However, the kind of government we are heading toward is a government of white men in charge, wth the rest of us left behind to deal with the consequences. Do we want to look like Hungary or Russia, I don't think so.
    Second, a fire extinguisher can be a weapon. Poles with knives at the end are weapons. Fists are weapons. 150 officers were injured, some very seriously, one dead.
    There are 1000s of pages of evidence that trump and his rabid collection of sycophants planned in many numbers of documents, including texts and PowerPoint. Even the Fox friends were appalled by what was happening behind the scenes.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but No one is entitled to their own facts. Wake up! Trump failed this time, but if our country doesn't pass a voting rights act, we won't recognize our democratic republic anymore.

    posted by Deni Gottlieb

    Tuesday, 01/11/2022

  • Why would you make such an strange comment about drinking kool-aid Lucille Josephs? Especially how the phrase "drinking kool-aid" could refer to that terrible tragedy in Jonestown over forty years ago. Why would you wish something like that on anyone? For shame! Such a narrow mind one must have to make such a sickening comment such as that. By the way, you should invest in a grammar checker. Your second sentence is missing a comma, making it hard to read. Tootles.

    posted by Lucille Josephs Bestie

    Tuesday, 01/11/2022

  • Bryon Anders, glad to know you are not a total Kool-Aid drinker. You still need to work on a few things though like your Leftist leanings and creating your own facts. But there is hope. I am proud to wear the 'Dr.' title you have bestowed on me. Enjoy your day.

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Tuesday, 01/11/2022

  • Hey Lucille Josephs you can spell. Yay!
    Nope, never said Ashli Babbitt (correct spelling) deserved to die. Where did you get that? Perhaps in the annals in ones warped mind would one come to such an obtuse conclusion such as yours Dr Josephs.

    posted by Bryon Anders

    Monday, 01/10/2022

  • Hey Bryon Anders, do you believe that Ashli Babbitt (correct spelling) deserved to die? Your answer would pretty much tell everyone what kind of individual you are.

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Monday, 01/10/2022

  • The rebuttal to this letter is comical. Each person who offers rebuttal is simply spewing what the media outlets are saying. Do you all realize how much of a newscast is edited and spliced and concocted to make it say what they want it to say? How many of you were actually in Washington at the capitol on January 6th 2021? I would be willing to bet none of you! There are always 3 sides to every story with the 3rd one being the truth, and we will never know the truth if we continue to listen to the hatred spewing from the mouths of the elite progressive left. Comparing January 6 to Pearl Harbor and 911 is shameful, and doesn't even come close. There were no bombs, there were no assault weapons, there were no rpg's or air strikes or any of the malicious intent that the media and idiots in Washington would have you believe. There was an angry crowd, who were demanding fairness and answers, they were questioning our government (which we have a constitutional right to do) and there were people who are sick and tired of the bullshit that comes from Washington DC. I am not a Trump supporter, and I am not a Biden supporter, and am a supporter of the constitution that has been trashed by the current regime. Get your heads out of the sand. And how about you all turn off the news whether it be Fox, NBC, CNN, CBS and for heavens sake PBS (they are funded by the government, who controls the narrative). Open your eyes people, dig hard for that common sense that we've all seemed to misplace. We are a divided nation because they know that divided WE WILL FALL.

    posted by Heather Smith

    Sunday, 01/09/2022

  • You Lucille Josephs, forgot to mention those courageous officers who were murdered by those sad sad insurrectionists, all directed by the former president. By the way you misspelled Ashli. I presume you got your information about Mary Curry from the same narrow minded news outlets that you follow for all your news. Outlets that spew mistruths and promote false information about the lost republican election and how animal deworming drugs can cure Covid, All Wrong! All of them. Or did you come up with that diagnosis all by yourself Dr. Josephs? Me thinks someone has outwardly diagnosed a condition where one should have looked inward instead.

    posted by Bryon Anders

    Sunday, 01/09/2022

  • Mary Curry, You forgot to mention that woman Ashlee Babbitt who was murdered by that Cop. You know I believe you suffer from a severe case of cognitive dissonance and are clearly part of the cult. Please, get some help if you can. You really need it. Stop being a useful idiot.

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Sunday, 01/09/2022

  • If we really seek the truth, we go to primary sources--those who originate an idea, policy, or program. Mr. Ford relies only on sources proven repeatedly to push lies. Instead, he should look at the social media posts of his hero Trump and the few loyalists left from his time occupying the White House. He should actually watch the testimony of law enforcement officers who were there: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-live-house-investigation-of-jan-6-attack-begins-with-police-testimony
    Mr. Ford, it WAS an insurrection: "an organized attempt by a group of people to defeat their government and take control of their country, usually by violence" (Cambridge Dictionary).
    In states with close votes, Republican Secretaries of State and other top election officials who are Republicans all confirmed that the election was fair and the count accurate. Result: people who think like you have sent them death threats.
    Of those arrested and tried in the insurrection, a number have pled guilty. If they were innocent they wouldn't have done that. The evidence against them was overwhelming. No "leftist" would go to prison to "infiltrate" a mob.
    The mob's own videos show them trying to crush a police officer to death. They wrenched American flags and flagpoles and fire extinguishers from walls and used them to beat and maim police officers.
    They murdered one officer. One hundred forty (140) officers of the law were injured, some with lifelong incapacitating injuries. They even tried to hunt down VP Pence after putting up a scaffold to hang him.
    You committed these crimes against officers of the law, Mr. Ford--you and all of you who are so truth-averse and uneducated that you only vist the extremist web sites that confirm your ignorance of American history and government.
    Those vile thugs, who filmed themselves violently entering the Capitol and the House chamber with their MAGA hats and offensive extremist right-wing tatoos, are clearly just that, Trump supporters from way back. Their own social media posts over several years damn them repeatedly.
    Evidence is overwhelming from Trump himself and those closest to him. Trump fomented the insurrection and allowed it to contine even after pleas from his daughter, his son, and some Republicans in Congress. More evidence appears daily. Mark Meadows' emails and other documents given the January 6 committee add more proof.
    Apparently you and your cohorts watch only Breitbart, Faux News Fox, and QAnon. You choose to believe web sites of people you never met, most of whom have only contempt for you and your family. To Trump himself, anyone not rich is a "loser." For all we know QAnon is run by Russia, the world's expert in disinformation campaigns, the nation with the most to gain by the fall of the US to extremists like you.
    Please look up the definitions of "republic" and "democracy" in a credible dictionary or encyclopedia.

    posted by Mary Curry

    Saturday, 01/08/2022

  • Here here - THANK YOU for an interesting and thoughtful letter for a change. Mr Ford raises many good points that bear reflection by most of you with this paper. Wake up and take a good look at what is really happening and has happened to our country since Mr Trump was ousted. It's frightening to a thinking patriotic citizen. Please re read Mr Ford's piece again before you leave..

    posted by sam hopkins

    Friday, 01/07/2022

  • PS. Mr Ford
    You may want the hear what Dick Cheney had to say yesterday while at the House.

    But that would require you leaving Fox for few minutes

    posted by Thomas Stephen Brooker

    Friday, 01/07/2022

  • Mr Ford

    Thank you for your Fact Free rant and repeat of Fox Entertainment rants. You really need to diversify you news sources.

    posted by Thomas Stephen Brooker

    Friday, 01/07/2022

  • Great opinion piece. Although a rarity for this newspaper, I applaud you for being fair and printing an opposing and rational viewpoint. Thank you Mr. Ford.

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Friday, 01/07/2022

  • What are you all smoking down there? Must be some good stuff to think all of that haha. No insurrection? Might want to get your eyes checked.

    posted by Jeff Jones

    Wednesday, 01/05/2022

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