LETTERS: GOP no longer the party it once was


Editor: I have spent over 47 years as a public servant working in federal and state governments. While working as a legislative staffer in the U.S. Senate in the 70s and 80s, I witnessed first-hand the benefits of working collaboratively with Senators of both parties to find the best legislative solutions that would ensure that the process of governance would benefit all Americans and provide a stable platform for our the economy and national security.

During the last two decades, those laudable principles of compromise and collaboration have been supplanted by a political clown show. Republicans focus turned on political partisanship, corruption, identity politics and a total disregard for the process of good governance. Simply put, congress has become a debating society that focuses on party loyalty and ideology while neglecting to notice that the ship-of-state is heading toward an enormous iceberg.

— Bill Holen, via [email protected] 

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Joe Felice
Joe Felice
3 months ago

I think with Trump, the party has hit the iceberg. Republicans need to divest themselves of this evil person. But they won’t and you know why? Because he brings in tons of money and that’s all they care about.

3 months ago

And yet, there you are, the first mate. When was the last time you backed–or cast a vote for–a conservative running for office?