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Defending Democrats

Robert Ware’s rhetoric, much like Trump’s, is getting old. In his response to my most recent letter, he defends Trump and his political alliance with a list of things that, more or less, came straight from Trump’s Twitter account.

But notice what he didn’t do? He failed to name a piece of legislation, a bill or any kind of act whilst in office that paints any of the candidates currently running for president in a bad way. Nothing except for the opposition of one Brett Kavanaugh. Really? That’s the hill you’re willing to die on? An accused rapist appointed to the highest seat of the court system is where you think the Democrats had crossed the line?

Then, of course, you claim that Democrats haven’t done anything to benefit you and asked if I could. (Cracks knuckles.) Here we go then, a short list:

“For the People Act,” a bill that strengthens voting rights AND security. “The Bipartisan Background Checks Act,” which aims (sorry, unintended pun) to close loopholes in gun purchases (you know, the kind that allows people to buy guns without doing a background check). “The Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act,” exactly what it says on the tin. “The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act,” which is to bring back a legislation that expired during the government shutdown and with some much needed improvements, such as preventing violent partners from purchasing a gun. “Raise the Wage Act,” which would bring the minimum wage up to $15 an hour.

Now, none of these have passed the Senate or made it to Trump’s desk. Why? Because of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has proudly called himself the “Grim Reaper” and vowed to block any bill that comes from the House. You look at any of those bills that I just listed and ask yourself, “Why does he oppose better health care?”

The answer is because Democrats want it and the Republicans have adopted a “Never Side With Them” approach, even if it’s something both sides can agree on.

People, as of July 11th, according to “The Hill,” 768 bills have been passed by the Democrat-controlled House this year, and 569 of them have yet to be passed by the Senate. The Democrats have not been idle.

Trump, thanks to the enabling Republicans, led by Moscow Mitch, has put us on yet another trajectory to put this nation into yet another recession. If that happens, I will say, “I told you so.” And it would be nice if Robert Ware responds, “Yeah, you really did.”

Edward S. Brenwalt

Kerens