Letters: Republicans should unite against Trump

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I am in total agreement with the views expressed by Messrs. Mutz and Newman in the Sept. 25 issue of IBJ [Mutz: “I’m still a proud Republican, but we must defeat Trump”; Newman: “Hoosier Republicans should speak out against Trump”]. Donald Trump is a disgrace to the Republican Party and a threat to American democracy. The problem is, both gentlemen are former GOP office holders. Where is the current governor, our U.S. senators and the Indiana congressional delegation? Trump’s other countless obscenities aside, how can any public servant continue to support a candidate who calls on members of a neo-Nazi organization by name to “stand back and stand by”? The Anti-Defamation League considers the Proud Boys to be a violent, nationalistic, Islamophobic, transphobic and misogynistic hate group. Their members marched at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville [Virginia] and recently staged a pro-Trump rally in Portland where some showed up heavily armed.

What has happened to the GOP? Is there no limit to their complicity in this nightmare? At what point will all Americans say ENOUGH!?


R. Dale Ogden

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One thought on “Letters: Republicans should unite against Trump

  1. This is an Opinion? It reads like a diatribe built on hate, dislike, and a difference how things should run. If Republicans would have given him their full support, they could have done great things; shared the throne, reigned him in; and decided our future in tandem With POTUS. Dale, The Proud Boys cared primarily about about Conservative over Liberal values. Their original mission was not to be another John Birch society. Hatred was not promoted originally by its founder, until Galvin lost control of the group when he he quit and disavowed them because the wagon lost a wheel. OK, Trump was a rude, loudmouth, homespun New Yorkers, he is just like 70% of native New Yorkers, rude, opinionated, and champions at insulting others. Trump achieved more than most Presidents; so why do you really dislike him? See how much you like how much taxes and prices will rise; then tell me he wasn’t on the right path – Steven Pettinga