Letters to the Editor

Republicans follow party lines no matter what

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose on June 2.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose on June 2. Bloomberg

As Republican leaders and voters dutifully line up like good little stooges behind their presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, I have to wonder: Is there anyone they wouldn’t support?

Because so far, Trump’s revolting misogyny, racism, violent rhetoric, ignorance of history, fact-free mouth, authoritarian tendencies and promises to commit war crimes do not seem to bother them in the least.

We know they’d support disgraced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, because dozens of them attested to his “good character” even after he admitted to being a serial child molester. But seriously, where is the line? Would they support Charles Manson if he were the Republican presidential nominee? Benito Mussolini? David Duke? Justin Bieber? Does it even matter as long as they’re labeled a Republican?

Not long ago, the Republican Party put the country first.

We now know that was a lie. More accurately, their slogan should be, “Party First, Party Always, America be Damned.”

Myra Tompkins, San Luis Obispo

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