Letters to the Editor

Trump not great: Letters to the editor, Dec. 14, 2018

In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Democratic leaders the Oval Office.
In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Democratic leaders the Oval Office. AP

Trump really not that great, part III

In response to Tommie Autrey-Mahnnert’s letter, “Trump Loves America,” I agree Trump is a great president, if, you know, you kinda ignore basic facts and reality.

First, those great tax cuts are only going to hurt the majority of people, in the poor and working-class neighborhoods, with cuts to programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and unemployment. But, who cares about them? It’s not like they’re our fellow countrymen. Moochers!

Second, unless I’m mistaken, I think any sane person wants violent crime to decrease in cities and on the streets. Not sure we can politicize this one.

Third, the recession has been over for years now and unemployment has been on the decrease since when Obama left office. Can we credit Trump with all the unemployment improvements, especially when those Harley-Davidson workers are standing in the unemployment line thanks to those tariffs? China!

Fourth, Trump sitting down with the North Korean dictator isn’t really surprising, considering he also likes to sit down, privately, with Putin of Russia. Better yet, invite him to the White House and don’t let any American photographers capture what’s going on.

Lastly, instead of “draining the swamp,” he’s, you know, only enlarged it. But, whatever. He’s great.

Matthew Deombeleg, Fresno

Pelosi not right to return as speaker

As Democrats have regained a majority in the House of Representatives, they are making their choice for speaker. One of the major responsibilities of that position is to decide whether impeachment hearings are warranted. Nancy Pelosi was speaker once before. One of her first announcements was that there would be no impeachment hearings on President Bush and his group of thugs that occupied the White House.

Was this the price she was willing to pay to become the first female speaker? I truly feel she betrayed the American people with that announcement. Now she is fighting to be renamed speaker of the House. At a time when the White House is once again occupied by a person whose behavior may warrant impeachment hearing, the last person we need as speaker is someone who failed the American people once before. Let your representatives know your opinion.

Mike Hobbs, Hanford

Still backing our beloved Raiders

Mr. White sure does not know the true meaning of loyalty (Nov. 25).

It’s an allegiance, it’s unconditional.

Mr. White thinks Raider fans should jump ship.

Then why shouldn’t Ram fans do the same? Their owner left all the fans in St. Louis high and dry, moved the team back to California. They won’t because they are loyal.

Marc Davis is moving the Raiders for the same reasons. They both sound like smart businessmen to me — who want to win championships.

Mr. White, do you think 49er fans should also jump ship? They have not been in contention for years, they also packed up and moved to Santa Clara, should we call them the Santa Clara 49ers?

Heck no, will the fans jump ship? No, and God knows Raiders fans are just as loyal. Someone please explain this to Mr. White.

According to Mr. White, he thinks Raider fans should jump ship and go for the best team going in the NFL – the Patriots? They have been on a roll for 15 years, but when (Tom) Brady retires that will all change.

So Mr. White will that be time to switch teams — to the best thing going?

Mr. White sounds like the true definition of a fair-weather fan. Good thing Kansas City fans don’t think the way he does or they would’ve bailed on their Chiefs 20-plus years ago.

They are loyal; there is that loyalty bit, again.

David White should grab a dictionary and look up the word “loyalty.”

Karl Pieper, Fresno