Letter: Beem can't deal with the reality of Trump

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Edgar Allen Beem rarely writes anything I agree with and his column, “Dreamers are Americans,” fails to disappoint. This typical tirade makes two things very clear: Beem thinks any person who wants to live in America illegally has the right to be here, while everyone who voted for Donald Trump is unqualified, angry, bitter, and stuck to old and worn-out ways.

I’m not feeling the love here. So much for the facade of diversity, openness, love, peace, and all those virtues some progressives like Beem claim to favor. It is stunning just how the gloves have come off and real motives and intentions have surfaced in the words and actions of some left-leaning Americans like Beem since Trump was elected president.

It is apparent Beem really believes the caustic comments he has made about conservatives, and he relishes an opportunity to vent his profound frustration that a free election has produced an administration that scares him to death. Those who didn’t vote for President Obama winced and wistfully waited for the day when he wasn’t America’s president any longer, but I don’t recall the nasty vitriol considered mainstream thinking in some progressive circles today. These are the days of Trump. Let those who oppose him and his policies, including Beem, deal with this reality without calling every supporter of Trump unkind names. There’s an election scheduled in 2020, and you’ll have your chance for vindication.

John D. Wentworth

  • EdBeem

    First, you’re correct, I can’t deal with Trump as president, because his election is the greatest existential threat this country has ever faced. Second, if you don’t remember Obama being called every nasty thing in the book, you obviously weren’t paying attention. Trump led the racist charge to delegitimize Obama as a foreigner, a socialist and Muslim. Third, I’m not sure it was a free election. It was rigged by Citizen United, Republican gerrymandering and a electoral college system that gives more weight to rural states than to urban states. It was also influenced by Russian hackers planting false stories and by Comey’s antics. The majority of Americans do not recognize the legitimacy of the Trump presidency. Finally, I seriously doubt Trump will serve a full term. He will be removed for cause or quit when it becomes apparent that he has no support in this country except from what’s left of his unfortunate base. Legitimate conservatives and real Christians do not support this vulgar, self-serving barbarian.

    • danmaine

      Sorry Ed Conservatives had problems with Obama’s POLICIES, they didn’t call him hateful names. Trump was not the initiator of the “Birther Movement” that was Bill and Hillary Clinton, it was stupid as a child born of an American citizen, anywhere is the world is a natural born citizen.

      Time for you and all the other Liberals with problems with the Electoral College to deal with it. The rules for election of a President are actually a conglomeration of State based separate elections. The rules have existed for hundreds of years, the only effort to delegitimize the election was done by Hillary & Bill Clinton using the Clinton Foundation and $$$ for influence, John Podesta’s influence peddling with the Russians, Obama’s monitoring of political opponents and demasking etc.. Are you following the news reports showing the illegal voting scandals mounting across the Country? Some additional investigation should show that New Hampshire’s Senate and Presidential Elections in 2016 might have had different results w/o illegal voting by out of State voters! Democrats “bussing” voters illegally was confirmed by Project Veritas videos https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/10/18/project_veritas_exposes_organized_voter_fraud_on_a_massive_scale.html With average voting % usually in the 60% range don’t you automatically question voting turnouts of over 100% of registered voters?

      As is typical our political Party system gave us two poor candiudates for President. While Trump is indeed a poor candidate for President, Hillary’s lies made her far worse.

      • EdBeem
        • danmaine

          Note, do you see hateful names like, racist, bigot etc… NOPE

          Obama couldn’t open his mouth without a lie coming out, Keep your insurance, keep your doctor, premiums going down, etc… He spent his time golfing and going on shows calling others hateful names. He couldn’t help supporting racist hate groups and invited BLM and disgusting rappers (even wearing their electronic ankle bracelets) to the White House.

          • Just Sayin’

            Obama spent his time golfing and saying hateful names?

            I won’t touch the names, twitter supplies plenty of evidence of Trump’s love of hateful names.. But if you want to talk golf time, Trump spends a LOT more time doing that.


          • danmaine

            High power business men use golf as informal business meetings not outings to socialize and give photo ops…

            Actually Trump hasn’t called people names, he’s just been accused of hateful intent based on misguided perception. Trump has many documented ACTIONS showing that he isn’t a racist, bigoted, misogynist.

          • EdBeem
          • Just Sayin’

            So you criticize Obama for spending time golfing, but when it’s pointed out that Trump spends twice as much time at it, suddenly you’re handwaving the idea that he’s using it for informal meetings.. As if Obama couldn’t, or didn’t? At least Obama didn’t lie to the public about going golfing and get caught at it, multiple times.

            As for namecalling, claiming that Trump doesn’t is an outright lie. Just last week he used a phrase to describe NFL players who kneel for the national anthem that can’t be posted here without triggering the profanity filter. Hardly a presidential use of words, and certainly a prime example of namecalling.

            Dan, what you say here is in direct opposition to objective truth and fact. As much as I have come to hate the phrase for how much it is used falsely and misapplied, it is fair to say that you are Fake News.

          • Ted Markow

            “Dan, what you say here is in direct opposition to objective truth and fact.”

            It’s a tactic that is often used – tell a lie that is so blatantly a lie, and people will be baffled by the BS and spend precious time shaking their heads and refuting it. I’m not sure if there’s a term for it (other than bald-faced lying), but there should be. The unfortunate thing is that it seems to work on a segment of the population…at least for a while.

            What’s so interesting about this tactic is that while folks are distracted by the inanity of it all, the purveyors of this bull-hockey are usually looting the till, or cheering on those who are. But oh boy, when enough people catch on… Let’s just say, I would not want to be the one with my hand in the cookie jar when the sleeping giant awakens.

          • Ted Markow

            OK, look, this was said in the Bible of conservatism:

            And this: ‘Fox News analyst Ralph Peters, a retired lieutenant colonel, is something of a human thesaurus for insults aimed at President Obama and his administration. “Inept,” “ineffective” and “cowardly” are among the adjectives he’s used recently.’

            May I ask where you get your information? Just wondering…

    • Mainer1

      You and your liberal followers still don’t get it. The country is behind Trump, it is fake news like you that hates America and is trying to destroy our way of life. Keep it up, Trump will win in a landslide.

      • EdBeem

        Not a chance. The majority of Americans now regard Trump as unfit to be president. This from Business Insider:

        President Donald Trump is unfit for office, isn’t level-headed, and should stop tweeting, a majority of voters said in a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.

        Overall, 56% of voters say Trump is not fit to serve as president. Trump’s disapproval rating is 57%, with only 36% of voters approving of the job he’s doing amid his administration’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico and his party’s failure to pass legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

        Trump’s support among Republicans remains still high, however: 84% of Republicans say he is fit to serve in the Oval Office, compared to just 5% of Democrats and 40% of independents.

        Here are some of the poll’s highlights:

        69% of voters want Trump to give up his Twitter account, which he has used in recent days to castigate professional athletes from the NBA and NFL, as well as his political opponents.

        62% of voters disapprove of the way Trump is handling race relations, with 55% of white voters and 95% of black voters disapproving.

        51% of voters say they are embarrassed to have Trump as president.

        67% say he isn’t level-headed.

  • Queenie42

    None of us will be dealing with the reality of Trump or anyone else for that matter if he doesn’t shut his pie hole and land us all in a nuclear war.
    Trump took an oath with his hand on a book he has never read defending a Constitution he has never read. He is a nutter. And he is just itching to push the code buttons. That, to me, is proof of insanity. This planet never lived in such fear under Obama.
    As for the people who support Trump and his policies, there is nothing lower in decent people’s estimation. Lower than a snake’s belly. And just plain ignorant. Sad.

  • poppypapa

    Robert Bork, in Slouching
    to Gomorrah:

    “Perversely, mondern liberals seek to cure the disease of a politicized culture with the medicine of more politics. More politics means more clashes between interest groups, more anger and division, and more moral assaults upon opponents.”
    “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and
    offended to discover that there are other views.”
    William F. Buckley, Jr.