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Concentrate on Business

TO THE EDITOR:

The Sunday July 29 issue of The New York Times has an opinion piece by Frank Bruni, one of the super-liberal herd, that is entitled “Mike Pence, Holy Terror.” Bruni proceeds to discuss a book by Michael D’Antonio and Peter Eisner, which Bruni obviously agrees with.

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To start with, the book says that Vice President Pence mirrors President Donald Trump more than most realize. Pence is self-infatuated, a bigot, a liar and also cruel, according to D’Antonio and Eisner’s book. But most damning, Pence is on a mission from God and is determined to mold the entire nation in the shape of his own faith, a regressive, repressive version of Christianity, according to the book. In other words, he is all things representing evil because he is a believer.

Included in his other faults, Pence does not support abortion, supports using vouchers for Catholic schools and doesn’t support gays and lesbians as he should. Bruni, who interviewed D’Antonio, cites D’Antonio’s conclusion that Trump is better for the United States because Trump doesn’t “disguise his agenda.” D’Antonio tells Bruni that if Trump is impeached, that would allow Pence to finish Trump’s term and be eligible to run for the presidency in 2020 and 2024. Bruni’s comment: “Heaven help us.”

This leads me to Gwen Moritz’s Editor’s Note in the July 23 issue of Arkansas Business.

It appears to me Moritz is attempting to compete with The New York Times and her friend John Brummett in discussing Asa Hutchinson, Donald Trump and Republicans in general. Calling President Trump a sexual predator is typical of her outright hatred of Trump. If having consensual sex with other women, which is certainly not unique to Washington politicians, is sexual predation, how would Moritz describe the escapades of Bill Clinton with numerous women, one of whom accused him of rape?

Moritz musing that “We may never know whether Putin’s efforts swung enough voters in the targeted swing states to allow Trump to win the presidency” indicates the extent of her bias.

And by the way, I don’t recall Moritz having a fit over Obama trying to influence the British election or Brexit or other actions Obama took on supporting or not supporting candidates in the Middle East.

It might be a good idea for Moritz to concentrate on business issues and not pontificate against the position of the majority of Arkansas voters who overwhelmingly cast votes for Mr. Trump. One more thing: Would Moritz kindly explain to us uneducated rednecks the meaning of “womp womp” in the middle of a sentence?

Jerry Jackson
Heber Springs


Editor’s Note:

Donald Trump, in the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, bragged about his habit of forcing himself on women without their consent, a technique confirmed by numerous women. “Womp womp” refers to the “sad trombone” sound President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski made in a televised interview on June 19 to mock a Democratic spokesman’s expression of concern about a 10-year-old Mexican girl with Down syndrome who was separated from her mother and caged as part of Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.