Enough about Trump; he has dug his own grave. The question is how did he get the nomination? I believe his rise started when our country’s festering latent racism emerged with Obama’s election. It’s not just a coincidence that the “birther” issue started with the first black president. Like-minded politicians jumped on the obstructionist bandwagon determined to make Obama fail.
The GOP machine succeeded in planting in the minds of disgruntled Americans the idea that they were not well off, which is foolishness when you compare our lives to those in other advanced countries and to what they were in 2008. When it became known that Clinton would be a candidate they turned on her trying to make it appear that somehow she and Obama caused or could have prevented the attack on Benghazi and forgetting 13 similar attacks and 60 dead that occurred during the Bush years. They tried to make her a criminal for using her email inappropriately, an act to which she admitted even though they were used in much the same way by her predecessors. No investigation indicates that they caused security problems. Bill Clinton was not the first president guilty of philandering and the GOP is somehow trying to use that to discredit Hillary when, in fact, she should be credited with holding the family together. They try to make it appear that the Clinton Foundation is a money-making scheme for the Clinton family when in fact it is a world-renowned philanthropic organization with 87 percent of contributions used for that purpose; the list goes on. Hillary apologized for calling some people who yelled “lock her up” a basket of deplorables, but she needn’t. These people prove Winston Churchill right when he said the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
La Crosse, Wis.