Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Democrats in danger of alienating ‘deplorables’ who supports President Trump

I am one of the tens of millions of “deplorables” who supported Donald Trump’s candidacy for president and who continue to support him as president. Whenever I need a good laugh, I review the online videos of all the celebrities mocking Trump before the election, saying there was no way he could win; then I turn to the election night videos showing all the cable news celebrities in shock and crying over Trump’s victory. When Barack Obama was elected president, I did not agree with his stance on most of the issues, but I did not curse him, call for his impeachment or otherwise disrespect him.

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SC, Savannah River Site needs to stay out of the nuclear weapons business

Gov. McMaster should refuse any government requests to create plutonium pits in South Carolina. Our beautiful state has become a nuclear waste ground. The Department of Energy continues to spend billions on nuclear cleanup of waste that has no repository. South Carolinians don’t want more plutonium in our state. We certainly don’t want the highly dangerous materials that result from pit production. Plutonium may be the worst of the fission byproducts. Plutonium, Pu-239, has a half-life of 24,100 years so it stays in the environment the longest. Rocky Flats, a former U.S. nuclear weapons production facility, is a superfund site because of contamination from producing plutonium pits. We don’t want a Rocky Flats legacy.

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SC’s Mick Mulvaney proves to be just like Trump as his acting chief of staff

Over the past several months, Mick Mulvaney has testified before a congressional committee, appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” and, more recently, performed on-camera interviews with major media. People across the nation have, as a result, discovered what South Carolinians have known for some time: Mulvaney is a perfect fit for President Trump’s administration, especially as budget director and chief of staff.

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Why didn’t Trump push for wall funding when Republican party was in control?

Sometimes it seems that the Democrats forget to bring up simple facts in the debate over Trump’s government shutdown. The question the Democrats should be asking is, if President Trump really thinks this funding is so critical, why didn’t he push for his glorious wall when the Republicans controlled the Senate, Congress and the executive branches of government? Could it be that he feared that he would not get support from his own party and have no one to blame? The Democrats need to be repeatedly asking, “Why is the wall so crucial now, but it wasn’t so urgent last year or the year before?”

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Get rid of TSA, make airlines responsible for security

Listening to the radio the other day, I heard a PSA about the importance of saving part of your pay. I was reminded of the well-paid federal employees I’d just seen on TV claiming hardship three days after missing one paycheck. Much charity is headed their way. Where was that charity when Obama’s economy put an end to my, and many others’, businesses? We were hurting for years. Where was that charity when, despite Obama’s lie, we could no longer either keep our insurance nor afford to continue my wife’s treatment at the Mayo Clinic? This isn’t charity, it’s a political stunt.

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