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All elections are local

Not this time. Not even 2018. As that election proved, Trump voters who voted “locally” for a Democratic representative over an incumbent Republican for “bipartisanship” effectively voted against President Trump and his all-American agenda. That was a subject in my last letter, “Fool you once; fool you twice?” (Sept. 10). Those collective local elections had nationally negative consequences by giving Democrats control of the House of Representatives with an objective of obstructing him, not “bipartisanship.”

The lost districts were almost exclusively in the suburbs of large cities. The lost votes came almost exclusively from those who inherently value style over substance and form over function. They focused on those superficial distractions instead of concentrating on the fact that President Trump and his administration delivered substantial, positive results on many promises he made. Let’s hope they had a revelation.

Because this time the stakes are much higher, with the presidency and the Senate at risk too. An impotent Biden presidency would be catastrophic enough, but a progressive Democrat-controlled Senate plus House would have cataclysmic consequences for our country. Look how progressive Democrats have run New York and California into ruin. See how their shock-troop “protesters” have rioted and destroyed.

Personally, I’m an objective pragmatist. I’m all for what works; and both figuratively and literally, Trump “works for me” because Trump works for me.

And you too. Trump voters should also have the common sense to vote for Republican senators and representatives to support him. Be MAGA-nificent!

Bob Strong

Spokane


 

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