Letter to the Editor: Republican Party Trumpery

The Republicans in Congress are getting what they deserve. Trumpery as defined in the American Heritage Dictionary: showy but worthless finery; bric-a-brac; nonsense; rubbish; deception; trickery; fraud.

While Barack Obama has been our U.S. president the GOP in Congress has obstructed nearly every good proposal he introduced. They operated in a way to make Congress the least productive in history. They refused to vote on nominated people to fill open positions because they did not like our President. Mitch McConnell stated right after Barack Obama was elected that his main goal was to make him a one-term president.

The do-nothing Republicans are why most people are disgusted with Washington. We, the taxpayers, have to fund this group of non-workers and obstructionists. Now so many people are backing Donald Trump because he is not a politician.

McConnell, the Senate Majority leader, said recently, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court nominee announced by President Obama, “Let’s let the American people decide!” They did! President Obama was re-elected to the presidency in 2012 and has the constitutional right and duty to name the next Supreme Court justice. The Senate has the constitutional duty to vote on this selection! They are refusing to do their job.

They should be fired!


Charlotte Lukes

Egg Harbor, Wis.

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