Thank you for your responsible journalism. I hope that more Floridians will come to their senses and consume credible news rather than conspiracy theories spread by social media and news outlets that promote falsehoods. I also hope that the GOP will regain respectability. Barbara Thompson, Venice
Speaking of taxpayer money, it is worth reminding your readership that President Joe Biden’s proposed tax increase will affect only those making $400,000 or more and the money will go toward needed infrastructure improvements. DeSantis is pandering to his political base and disregarding public health common sense while spending taxpayer money unnecessarily; there will be credible lawsuits.
I am appalled by the inability of most GOP leaders to condemn the Jan. 6 insurrection and hold people accountable. Moreover, the GOP continues to undermine our hard-earned democracy by promulgating false claims of election fraud and attempting to restrict voting. DeSantis is preventing businesses from developing protocols to protect public safety. It is not a violation of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) for cruise industries to require proof of vaccination in order to ensure the safety of passengers.
The stated goal of today’s GOP is not to compete for voters and win elections. It is to suppress the vote and overturn elections that it loses. Either it will be defeated and reborn as a sane conservative force, or it will seize power by cheating or violence and the American experiment that started in 1776 will end in tragedy. Hatred of Black people, hatred of women, hatred of gay and trans people, hatred of science and intellect, even hatred of democracy and reality – the reality that Republicans are a rapidly shrinking minority, the reality that Donald Trump is a lifelong liar and serial failure who lost the popular vote twice, never reached a 50 percent approval rating, motivated the largest turnout in history in the middle of a pandemic to vote against him and cost his party the House, Senate and White House.
There is only one issue that matters today: whether our country can survive when the once great Republican Party has devolved into an authoritarian cult, a party that stands for nothing (just read their 2020 platform – oh, right, there wasn’t one), but lives only for hate. GOP: What does the future hold?
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