About five-plus years ago, Blaine Young was elected to the position of county commissioner and, shortly after, that to president of the commissioners. As most of us already know, shortly after his election he began to do a number of things in his position that may be considered unethical and immoral. At the next election, for county executive, Young lost the race based on his questionable activities while in office.

The reason that Young and his group were elected in the first place is that Frederick residents were fed up with the Democratic leadership in our country, state and county, and determined that Republican leadership would make everything better. Well, it didn’t, and we’re getting ready to do it again, but this time on a much larger scale with the possible election of Donald Trump as our president.

Trump is trying to do the same thing that Young did, and that is to convince us that he is the only person who can fix the problems that the current administration has caused, or at least those that he claims it has caused. The trouble now is that the Republican National Committee realizes there is a definite possibility Trump may win the GOP nomination and then the RNC will be forced, by law, to back him in the general election.

Everybody, including most GOP elected officials, knows that Trump is not qualified to be our president, based on his education, knowledge, experience, temperament and intelligence. So why is he in line to be the next Republican nominee to run for president of the USA? Frankly, like Young, Trump is only in it to build his brand and to make more money for himself. I hope readers consider this before they place their vote in the fall.

Bob McLearen

Mount Airy

(61) comments

DickD

Trump is intelligent enough, has no integrity and will say whatever he thinks he can get away, something that bring in votes. And the Republicans don't even understand he is not and never has been a Republican.

Before now he was a Democrat, gave money to the Democrats, supported the Clintons. Now he sees an opportunity.

His view points are liberal, like doing away with Obama Care and replace it with something else. Those voting for him only hear, get rid of Obama Care and the Republicans have done such a PR job on Obama and Obama Care, their party members hear nothing else. It is the low information voter, which Donald has gotten to support him. He gives no details on his plans. One plan; "We will build a big, big wall and Mexico will pay for it. Now anyone with commons sense knows that will not happen and even if it did and even if it were effective, 40% of the illegals simply over stay their visas.

How do you educate the low information voters that support Trump?

If Trump wins, Canada better block it's borders between the U.S. and Canada or they will be overflowing with refugees.

fnfn

The more educated and rational will need to make a rational choice, or the angry low information voters will make an irrational choice... Then, How long did Democrats rule after Hoover?

bmclearen

PERHAPS WE BETTER GET THE NORTHWARD BOUND WAGONTRAIN READY.

DickD

Leave now and you will beat the rush, if Trump wins. If Hillary wins we all win.

wran

HRC is the biggest liar of all, and a criminal as well. She wants to become president mainly for her personal grandiose purposes. I am a democrat, and I will not vote for her.

fnfn

Trump is a bigger liar and Hillary is a better truth teller on PoliFact.com...

Blueline

That's like saying Lucky Luciano was a better operations man than Al Capone.

DickD

Your choice, personally it does not seem like Hillary can come close to Trump's lies. But as Shakespeare said; "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

marylandmirage

And you think Trump is doing this out of some burst of altruism?????

DeDeuceCoupe32

This isn't about Trump or BY. It is about voters and why they would vote for Trump. The Republican party had Kasich, but the party is dismantled and fed up with seven years of sitting in the corner and pouting. Bad decisions come from anger and emotions and Trump is the ring leader.

jerseygrl42

Blaine was in it for all he could get , Trump is already there and did it through hard work rather than under the table payments; and he didn't get it while feeding at the public trough like our current WH resident and the two Dems still running .....I wish Kasich had caught on but so be it , Trump will do a better job than either Dem. and why would anyone want to vote for a criminal who has been involved in numerous scandals and been disbarred by her peers or the Bern who is infatuated with giving other peoples money away...all Trump has done is build a business and employ tens of thousands of working men and women...OMG what a scandal that is ...."whats the Difference , they are Dead"....don't forget those words which reveal exactly the kind of person hillary is ...

hayduke2

Jersey - you really need to quit the misinformation " why would anyone vote.... and been disbarred by her peers" From Snopes fact checker " The legal career of Hillary Clinton has been under scrutiny since she became First Lady during her husband's presidency in 1993, and has continued through her campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 and again in 2016. For years rumors have incorrectly asserted that Mrs. Clinton was fired from the Watergate investigation for "unethical conduct" and that at some point during her career she was disbarred for legal misconduct.

Unlike rumors that started on specific blogs or in social media spaces, the claim Clinton was disbarred was rife, nebulous, and lacking corroboration " In other words you are once again incorrect in your "scandals" accusations.

b1sellers

jersey is just full of hate rather than facts

fnfn

The FAUX tribe lives on faux, while the truth bearers live on the spirit of life and truth...

BlueDawn666

Trump is already there and did it through hard work rather than under the table payments; ..face palm...are you serious?

b1sellers

Yeah, really. But look who said it BD

DickD

And you neglected to state all the company bankruptcies he has, which does not make him ethical, in my opinion.

bmclearen

ALL I CAN SEE WITH TRUMP IS A 2ND HITLER

gary4books

Your love of that quote that never existed in the real world discounts your other comments.

BstD59

I agree. Trump isn't any different from Blaine Young, both are liars, narcissists, and bullies who are lacking in basic morals and integrity. The voters were smart enough to send Young on his way after 4 years but I doubt the country [or the world for that matter] could endure 4 years of Trump.

rbtdt5

But it looks like we're going to find out.

b1sellers

I hope not rbtdt

b1sellers

Both also cheated on their wives.

tonyc51

It is all but too late for the republicans to nominate a qualified candidate (Kasich), however Bernie still has a shot at the democrat nomination, albeit slim. The negatives about HRC are just about as high as those of Trump. So your choice comes down to a male lying narcissist or female lying narcissist, take your pick and hold your nose.

BstD59

Ain't that the truth.

fnfn

Check PoliFact with donald the best lier, and Hillary the best truth teller...

tonyc51

FN: Who cares which one lies the most, the point is they are both lying Narcissists..

dce26_210

Comparing Blaine Young to Donald Trump is like comparing a drop of water in bucket to a lake, both in span and depth. You wrote your LTE to express your displeasure with Trump. That's a displeasure you will have to deal with more now that he's the GOP candidate. You should have picked a better political candidate analogy. It would have given your letter more credibility.

threecents

Trump could even try to get an MBA while in office, like Blaine did. See, Trump only has a B.S., but it is from the Wharton Business School at the Univ of Penn. So, yes, his BS in very impressive!

MrHitshed

I thought everybody knew by now that Regina did every bit of the work on the MBA that Blaine received.

Blaine is and always has been trash, and I don't believe comparing him to Trump is valid.

However, take a look at Governor Hogan. He was not expected to win in a predominantly Democratic state. But he had fire in his belly, wasn't afraid to yell now and then in order to get his message across, and was running against a Democratic opponent who had all the proper endorsements, bona fides and cash.

Wha happen????

People voted their gut feelings. I believe there is a strong likelihood the same will happen for Trump in November. I know that Hillary's numbers are overwhelming, but she should not take Trump lightly. That cat has more than 9 lives.

fnfn

If he would win, we would all lose. On the other hand, it would destroy the GOP for perhaps as long as Hoover did...

DickD

It might destroy the U.S. as a nation too. Recovery would never be possible.

DickD

Interesting about Blaine and Regina. Are you sure she did his homework on the MBA?

Comparison between Trump and Blaine? Trump has more money than Blaine, he will never get caught with a $65 hooker. But he has been married three times too. Both are bullies, hard to say which one is worse, except Trump is a lot smarter. Both are trash.

Hogan won because we had a bad candidate for Governor, Brown. He screwed up the health care web site and everyone knew it and he was not a good campaigner. It was one of those rare times and Hogan hit it good. It will not happen again soon.

Nobody is taking Trump lightly now. And the Republicans are searching for a third party choice, not Donald.

public-redux

It wasn't an MBA. It was an ELMBA. Let's be accurate.

vicdavy

Trump is an arrogant Imbecile who inherited millions and has no ethics or morality! I laugh when I hear Wingnuts call President Obama egotistical and a "Rock Star",when in reality he is a brilliant talented and moral man! HRC is flawed but smart and experienced. Her political stands are like based on the prevailing winds. Bernie is the best most qualified candidate by far! All the "avowed socialist" BS is that of the uneducated, uninformed and establishment biased.

WangoTango

Come up for air, Vic. You will suffocate with your nose buried so deeply in Cankles' rear-end.

fnfn

Hillary for president, Bernie for Vice President to keep his revolution for our kids alive...

DickD

Bernie is very likeable, but he is too old and would be a problem as V.P.

armillary

Great letter. The good news is we have a Democratic candidate for President that even large numbers of Republicans will choose over Trump.

MCEDDE21

It will likely be up to the Super-Delegates to make the right choice--in the interests of the Party and the nation.

DickD

Let me see now, Bernie has always been a far left liberal, independent, did not join the party until he decided to run for president. He has far out ideas that Congress would never support or pass any bills of support. Hillary has always been a Democrat, liberal, supported the party and lays out her plan in a logical way, what she can get done and how she will do it. Now what is the super delegates decision likely to be?

tonyc51

But the reverse is also true that there are numerous democrats that will either not vote or will hold their nose and vote for Trump rather that HRC.

Dwasserba

And the unaffiliated come into play. Who will we vote for

DickD

Logically, you should already know. Either you go along with Donald or take the lesser of two evils.

DickD

There are always a few, but not many and not the smart ones.

BstD59

What lesser of two evils? Sorry people, but Clinton and Trump are both walking disasters for the US. Bernie might have been able to pull us through the next 4 years once he came to the realization he can't give away the store...BUT, as a newly minted unaffiliated I echo Dwasserba...who to vote for? I don't have the answer to the question yet, but I do know that I will be leading that long line of ex-pats through border control in Vancouver if Trump wins. [Don't worry, Dick, we'll get there before they shut down the border!' [wink]

marylandmirage

I agree with most of your letter, however, what the Democratic leadership SHOULD do is not dismiss Trump and assume this election is a done deal. If the powers that be are smart, they will analyze why Trump is so successful and try to modify their positions on things such as immigration. We don't necessarily need a wall, but we don't need to meet them all at the border with a hug and a welcome basket. Trump is somewhere off the bell curve, and HRC is on the other end off the bell curve. Somewhere in the middle is a solution that will satisfy most people, but the Dems don't seem to be willing to concede any points, either. Instead of people shaking their heads and dismissing Trump followers as stupid, perhaps they need to take a step back and try to figure out just what it is about him that have that many people willing to vote for him. Personally, I could not vote for him in good conscience, but I can look at some of the issues and understand why the majority would cast a vote for him.

tonyc51

Exactly

BlueDawn666

but we don't need to meet them all at the border with a hug and a welcome basket..we are not doing that Obama has deported more undocumented immigrants than any other President...this is a FACT that is over looked because the truth doesn't make fear of brown-skinned people easy to sell. Like if we would pull our heads out of where ever we keep them Trump nor Hillary would be the front runners, but we lazy people here in America...not willing think past our nose or think for ourselves...

b1sellers

Sadly you are right BD

WangoTango

FACT: Deportation of illegals is DOWN 43% since Obama took office; a number that he proudly proclaims. What comic book do you get your statistics from?

BlueDawn666

prove it Wango--do you read anything but comic books? You make a statement like you need to BACK IT UP..I did. now it's your turn to TangoWango...

When it comes to getting tough on immigration, Republican candidates talk the talk, but Obama walks the walk. President Obama has deported more people than any U.S. president before him, and almost more than every other president combined from the 20th century.

Since coming to office in 2009, Obama’s government has deported more than 2.5 million people—up 23% from the George W. Bush years. More shockingly, Obama is now on pace to deport more people than the sum of all 19 presidents who governed the United States from 1892-2000, according to government data.

And he’s not done yet. With the clock ticking down his final months in office, Obama appears to be running up the score in an effort to protect his title as deporter-in-chief from future presidents. To pad the numbers, Homeland Security is now going after the lowest-hanging fruit: women and children who are seeking asylum from violence in Central America.
1/7/16 5:35 PM
http://fusion.net/story/252637/obama-has-deported-more-immigrants-than-any-other-president-now-hes-running-up-the-score/

WangoTango

Blue Dawn, since you're such a skilled Google-operator, you can look it up yourself. Truth hurts, huh? Forever in denial.

BlueDawn666

can't prove it huh Wango? why would I want to prove your crap you spew? can't prove it huh? oh well suck it up buttercup....I am smarter than you....

glenkrc

I'd suggest you two take your argument outside. Actually, you both are somewhat "right". This link gives the ICE data for FY 2008-2015. Note that the Bush years are not covered, but are available elsewhere. It shows a pretty steady increase from 2002 (165,000) through 2008 (360,000+). I'd assume this is because DHS stood up and gained its legs throughout the period.

https://www.ice.gov/removal-statistics

marylandmirage

I did not say Obama was doing that. HRC wants to loosen the current guidelines even more. I do not necessarily think the people who oppose allowing illegals into this country are afraid of them - I think that they believe in following the law. There are many ways for people to enter this country legally, and no excuse for doing so illegally. I also think people are tired of paying for educating and supporting those who are here illegally, when citizens of this country, in many cases, have a hard time getting the support systems they need into place. If there were systems in place where all citizens of this country, regardless of ability to pay, were able to access such things as good medical care, there would probably not be as much of a backlash about the immigration issue. People who are here illegally have no business accessing free medical care, food, or education. They are breaking the law and we are rewarding them.

gary4books

Fix the law and leave the people who work alone.

b1sellers

I certainly hope that it isn't "the majority". Trump is dangerous for our country.

marylandmirage

Sorry - that should have read "the majority of Republicans voting in the primary"...

fnfn

Squawking Donald Duck, is a master con, that appeals to the dark side, of the wounded among us. When I was a kid 7 decades ago, I wonder what it would take for a little hitler to arise here... The answer is far less than Germany faced...

JerryR

So the writer says Trump has no experience, Hogwash!! He has a lot more than the current guy in office ever did. Obama's only job ever was Community Organizer- Ha!! He's never so much as ran a lemonade stand. At least Trump knows how to negotiate deals - better than Kerry or Obama ever will. Bunch of Ding-dongs!

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