Letters to the Editor

We are all witnesses to GOP shift

On a recent Ryanair flight from Portugal to London, one of its passengers, a middle aged white man with a window seat, exploded into a loud racist rant directed at an elderly dark skinned woman sitting in the same row in her aisle seat. Flight staff offered to find a different seat for the elderly lady. When they completed the move, the disruptive passenger agreed to control himself for the balance of the flight. Ryanair has been criticized for moving the elderly black lady, instead of ejecting the disruptive passenger.

As U.S. citizens we have been forced to watch similar incidents repeatedly over the past three years. We have an older white man who is loud, speaks with absolute certainty, and is prepared to insult anyone who challenges him. Our President’s goal is always to win — not for our country, moral principles, his party, or even the people he represents — but only for himself. Nothing else rises to that level of importance. He gets his way because he is the biggest, loudest bully on the playground.

The Republican brand no longer pretends to be the GOP your parents knew.

It is time for you to add your voice to the chorus of Americans who say, “Enough Already!“ Vote only for Democrats.

Bob Hamill

Cedar Rapids

Editor’s Note: Due to an abundance of election-related community letters and limited newspaper space, some are being published only online in an effort to include as many voices as possible.

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