Letter to the Editor: The Perfect Political Storm

Republican obstructionism against Obama began in 2008 at secret meetings led by Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell and continues today with efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and other Obama initiatives, all in order to wreck his legacy.

Trump was elected by the accident of an outdated electoral college system and by getting votes from the white middle class who sacrificed their own well being and went against the party which has always been on their side because they felt that the Democrats favored the sub-middle class which includes most minorities. We can see in all of the above that racism in America is alive and well.

Putin, the ruthless Soviet leader, is gleeful in knowing that he now has an American president that he can toy with. He has in Trump an ally who has criticized NATO and the UN, the very organizations that stand against Putin’s ambitions in the Ukraine and in other eastern European territory. Putin is looking forward to having a field day while Trump is in office.

Trump threatens the CIA because they have discovered and made public evidence that Russia’s cyber attacks on Clinton may have helped him win the election. The Russians took their lessons from the GOP in how to smear the Democratic nominee. Members of his own party sit on pins and needles wondering what their immature leader will tweet next. Most of us have seen the movie The Perfect Storm. I think in the next four years we will see the Perfect Political Storm.

George Krall

La Crosse, Wis.