Letters to the Editor

Genuinely concerned

By From page A5 | April 05, 2017

EDITOR:

I tried to ignore last week’s letter regarding “Hands caught in the cookie jar” but simply couldn’t, given its misinformation and biases.

Let me state at the outset that I too was appalled with the DNC and its actions during last year’s primary election process. I considered it unconscionable and a serious breach of the integrity of our democratic process of free elections. I was livid with Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her role in that debacle and disgusted with Donna Brazile for forwarding debate questions to Hillary Clinton. I am one of those naive souls who still believes in honesty and playing by the rules.

With that said, I consider it disingenuous for the writer to attribute blaming the other guy or using moral equivalency on the Democratic party. I guess the best defense is a good offense since that is the very strategy employed daily by the president and his minions. Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer have raised it to an art form while America waits in vain for straight answers and factual information.

The House Intelligence Committee has made no such statement or presented any conclusions at this point; the writer simply repeats the political spin coming out of the White House.

Devin Nunes, in a serious breach of confidentiality and Committee protocol, met privately with the president and told him that intelligence agencies, during the normal course of their work, had incidental interceptions of contacts involving the president and election campaign members. Rep. Nunes disclosed this information outside the purview of his role and before he disclosed this to other committee members, including his Democrat counterpart. Although he later proffered a quasi-apology, his actions draw into question his credibility and ability to remain objective.

There are two current investigations into possible collusion between campaign/White House staff and Russia — one in the House and the other in the Senate. It is prudent to wait until the investigations are completed and their findings presented before drawing any conclusions, particularly in light of the serious allegations.

And for those whose knee-jerk reaction is to discount contrary opinions by labeling others as a liberal, Democratic sore loser and disgruntled Hillary fan, please consider this: I am not a Democrat; I think for myself and defy convenient labels. I did not, nor would I ever, vote for Hillary Clinton and I am not a sore loser. What I am is a loyal American who loves our country, its Constitution and its freedoms who pays his taxes, unlike the president, and who, in my 60-plus years has never seen such an unsavory group of ill-qualified scoundrels running our government. For the first time in my life, I am genuinely concerned about the future of this nation’s democratic institutions and the kind of world my children and grandchildren will inherit.

CHRISTOPHER BEACH
El Dorado Hills

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Discussion | 4 comments

  • NoraApril 05, 2017 - 8:45 am

    And you have hit the nail right on the head and have every reason to be concerned. Most of the rest of the world and a great many here in this country are terrified, so it could be worse.

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  • NancyApril 05, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    Thank you Mr. Beach. Couldn't agree more. We have every right to be concerned about our future. As polls indicate, Americans are sick of Trump's penchant to blame and spew double talk. Blaming former administration NSA for uncovering Trump campaign assoc possible collusion with Russia to undermine U.S. elections is like a thief blaming security cameras at Target for catching them.

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  • beljimApril 05, 2017 - 2:59 pm

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a sh!t stain on society.

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  • Ann Van De WaterApril 13, 2017 - 5:27 am

    The daily combination of lies, ignorance, and incompetence from the White House and the ensuing eroding of our democratic principles is astounding and alarming.

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