- - Thursday, December 21, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I have to smile every time I hear the Democrats stating that their defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is an indication of the following:

1. The Republicans are done with President Trump, and 2. The Democrats are making a comeback.

Let’s get real. The only reason that Mr. Moore lost was because of his perceived moral problems, be they true or false. Even with them, though, he lost by only 1.5 percent of the vote, or a little more than 20,000 votes. There were more than 20,000 write-ins, which cost him the election.

If he had not had the scandals he had, Mr. Moore would have won easily, as all Republicans have done in Alabama for years. There would not have been 20,000 write-ins and he would have had thousands of votes from those who normally would have voted for him. So to my Democratic friends, under normal circumstances you are still in trouble at the polls.

On another issue, it is a sad commentary on the state of affairs in Washington that when a bill comes before Congress, all Republican senators vote one way and all Democrats vote another. Doesn’t anyone think for themselves or are they just a bunch of puppets? One great solution for this would be term limits. Unfortunately, that will never happen. The Senate has a power structure so severely divided that crossover votes will always be few and far between.

I find it interesting that suddenly the Democrats are concerned about the national debt, seeing as how when they doubled it during Mr. Obama’s administration. But I am happy with the positive effect the Trump administration has had in so many areas, including the economy, the war on the Islamic State, border control and the rollback of so many unnecessary regulations. (Now if the president will just cut out his childish tweets and comments.)

JIM OLSEN

Hobe Sound, Fla.


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