- - Thursday, May 5, 2016


Members of the Republican Party have spoken clearly. Their choice for president is the candidate who is coarse, crude and ignorant, one who is as much a liberal Democrat as one who values the tenets of the Grand Old Party.

It is acceptable to his followers that their leader mocks the disabled, denigrates women, marginalizes immigrants and religious minorities, expresses admiration for dictators Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, fondly quotes Benito Mussolini, publicly utters profanity, asserts his sexual prowess and seeks to devalue the valor and service of those who were captured and imprisoned by the enemy during wartime.

The conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump will be demolished in the general election, that his placement as the Republican standard-bearer will wreak havoc on Republican House and Senate candidates, and that the losses will reverberate for the party for multiple election cycles to come. Those with an interest in saving our country from itself can only hope that this scenario unfolds.

If there is anyone who can unite the opposition behind Hillary Clinton, it is clown prince Donald Trump.


Upper Saint Clair, Pa.

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