As a “self-imagined political pundit” I’d like to thank Rick Weldon for his well-written response to my critique of the Republican Party and its troubles (“Clouded reason,” Thursday’s edition).

It is always interesting when two people see the same event but come to different conclusions. One may see a train wreck, while another may see an opportunity for recycling. One may ascribe blame for the wreck to those in charge, while the other may try to place the blame on a competing train line.

I cannot speak for all the other “self-imagined political pundits” who write letters to the paper, but I do apologize to any official political pundits who may have been offended by my impudence in expressing an opinion.

(The writer, in addition to being a “self-imagined political pundit” is a member of the Brunswick City Council. However, the opinions expressed in this letter are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of the city of Brunswick or its government.)

Ellis Burruss

Brunswick

(13) comments

FrederickFan

Keep up the great work Ellis.

Rick Weldon blaming President Obama for the rise of Donald Trump was both ignorant and pathetic...

... which is the real explanation for the rise of Donald Trump.

fnfn

It is obvious that Ellis thinks before writing his letters unlike that angry person that forgot to count to a very large number...

Dwasserba

Haha, impudent retort. How dare you express yourself. Outrageous.

vicdavy

Ellis,Rick's response was hilarious and full of BS,so thanks for motivating him to Purge!

fnfn

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Nicki

I could never understand how Rick's opinion is ever relevant.
This guy has been given much support but quits whenever he doesn't get his way. So immature.

public-redux

There's a reason why he is known as "24-Month Rick".

DickD

Ellis, you owe no one an apology. Your LTE was excellent. Weldon's was simply a personal attack on you. That seems to be the common political strategy of the far right these days. Never mind the issues, make a personal attack. Weldon's LTE was disgusting.

sevenstones1000

Ah, yes, I went back to refresh my memory about Mr. Weldon's letter.

In it, he memorably blames the rise of that disjointed, feckless, disconnected, arrogant purveyor of cheap racial and socio-economic division Donald Trump by blaming "President Obama himself, and his disjointed, feckless and disconnected world view, his arrogant dismissal of the need to build a personal connection to the other branch of government, and his cheap use of the language of racial and socio-economic division"

It seems that if President Obama is really all those things, that the people simply want more of it. You'd think they'd be clamoring for a third term for Obama.

That argument sounds a little ill-founded, don't you think?

fnfn

Rick should be careful that his judgments not be on himself: "... his disjointed, feckless and disconnected world view, his arrogant dismissal of the need to build a personal connection to the other branch of government, and his cheap use of the language of racial and socio-economic division"

threecents

Weldon's LTE was a train wreck. Hopefully he will apologize.

salamander

Ellis, your article was right on. And you are not only a great citizen you are polite as well. It is refreshing. Thank you.

Dwasserba

Nah. It's defused.

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