Roger Pingleton
Oct 20, 2018 · 1 min read

Thank you for this incredible piece, Ford. I have not read a more thoughtful and elucidating analysis of our current political situation. I just cannot fathom how anyone could honestly disagree with your position, but the keyword there is “honestly.” I get that the political pendulum swings. I get that our political climate was ripe for someone like Trump. But I cannot tolerate dishonesty, or even self-deception. Charlottesville should have been a turning point. The Khashoggi incident followed by Trump praising an assault on a journalist should be a wake up call. Trump visiting Russia and defending their election meddling should have been unforgivable and a huge eye-opening event. But alas nothing is unforgivable to the Republicans and his base when it comes to Trump. I have seen political pieces that try to say that each side has its merits and that each side naturally sees the other as “ignorant” or “evil,” and I am avoiding those terms, but I truly do see a dangerous movement unfolding before us, and I do believe we should not treat a party of dominion as a party which respects our democracy, and we must vote for Democrats exclusively. And I challenge anyone to dispute the facts you have presented in this piece. Again, thank you!!

    Roger Pingleton

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