Is it too much to ask that the letters you opt to run adduce some real-world supporting facts/data? In that light, Charles E. Hubbard’s “Three years later, nothing on Trump” (Nov. 7) could use some further review — going forward — something more substantial than his fact-free screed might better edify and refresh your readers.
“The people,” he writes, “will show how tired of [critiques of President Trump] they are come elections.” Oops. On Nov. 5, voters in Kentucky and Virginia tilted markedly bluer than usual. In the latter, even the GOP’s own Dan Scandling observes “Virginia has been trending this way ... add in the anti-Trump phenomenon [and] it was only a matter of time” before the normally purple Old Dominion waxed bright blue.
Fellow Republican Brett Kavanaugh deems public lying an impeachable offense. According to the Washington Post and the Toronto Star, Mr. Trump has racked up many thousands of documented “tall tales.” By Justice Kavanaugh’s own standard, for that alone, Trump needs to be impeached, convicted, and inducted into the Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, George “weapons of mass destruction” Bush hall of shame.
Not to mention Trump’s glaring emoluments. His John Hancock on checks to cover election-warping hush monies. Myriad obstruction of justice. Collusion (behind closed doors in Finland, if nothing else) with Vladimir Putin. Refusal to foil Putin’s cyber-invasions of our homeland. Ukrainegate. And much, much more.
Hubbard’s claim that “we, the people” and our reps have “nothing on” Trump makes about as much sense as insisting that the Nationals have no talent for playing baseball.
In a party that claims the “right” to tout “alternative facts” (i.e., misinformation) as gospel, Hubbard looms all too typical. Granted, it behooves The News-Post to print some opinion from the right. But let’s be fair. That is, let’s look for one standard across the board: whether blue or red, no factual basis, no right to see the light of day in print. Period.