THERE THEY GO AGAIN! Some Union Leader columnists with their Trump-hating rhetoric are still trying to sabotage ethical journalism with their twisted disinformation about President Donald Trump and Republicans in general. One columnist going as far as to infer that Republicans have “poor judgment” in whom they support.

Let’s face it, Democrats and Republicans are, and will forever be, irreconcilable. It’s all in the principles of our beliefs.

I once asked a lady I worked with why she was a Democrat. She replied, “What do you mean?” I asked her what are the principles of the Democratic Party that she believes in, such as social equality, abortion rights, etc. This lovely, non-political lady still did not understand my question. Nor did she know anything about the platform of the Democrat Party. She said she voted for Democrats because that’s what her parents did.

Not every voter is politically savvy and I’m not suggesting that they should be. There is no good or bad in what we think. But there is good and bad in what we read or hear. Sometimes we cannot let things go unchallenged.

I get that most Democrats and yes, even a very few disgruntled centrist ‘Republicans’ hate President Trump. When you ask them why, they say only that “he lies.” But saying it over and over again doesn’t make it the truth. When partisan, opinionated commentators on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS et al spew their venom at the President they are sublimely triggering the emotional neurons of their viewers who eagerly suck it in like good liberals. The more they hear what a liar Trump is, the more they believe it. In the interest of full disclosure, this writer does NOT get her news from FOX News Network. FOX may be outnumbered a dozen (liberal) to one (conservative), but a few of their current commentators’ opinions show liberal flaws and I see through their misinformation.

Most Republicans disliked President Obama’s policies. But you never saw hatred in their eyes for him. Obama was the most corrupt president in the history of this country. He was a slick-talking politician (well-groomed by his handlers) and he was full of rhetoric about unifying the country. Etc. Etc.

Instead, he killed manufacturing jobs and forced U.S. companies overseas. He forced big government inefficiency into the American health care system (think ACA). He gutted the U.S. military. He bailed out GM at the cost of $12 billion. He failed to manage government spending and he doubled the U.S. debt. It’s all public record. It was his policies that Republicans didn’t like, although his narcissistic slick-talking political persona was painfully displayed daily.

Unfortunately, Democrat pundits have taken a lower personal path. They don’t care about President Trump’s policies. They have resorted to name-calling (“stupid” and “Hitler” and their unsubstantiated purely opinionated favorite, “liar”). They ignore the positives because it doesn’t help their attack on Trump. They don’t want to hear that the economy is the best it has ever been in this country because of the President’s policies. They don’t want to hear that he is bringing back manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. They don’t want to hear that he introduced a tax reform plan that gave Americans a tax refund.

They certainly don’t want to hear that he shut down travel from China at the start of the Covid crisis while Joe Biden screamed xenophobia and racist. He got hospital ships readied in one week to help stricken cities. He got temporary hospitals built in three days. He got certain manufacturing industries to restructure to build ventilators. He secured the borders. He had a whole committee of scientists advising him daily. Drs. Fauci and Birx are only TWO of them. Fauci and Birx were not the final word. But by all means, let’s believe the lies and misinformation from the Democrat pundits telling us that President Trump was slow to react. That is pure garbage and they know it.

President Trump has always been my number one choice. Unlike Democrat voters who now have to choose from two unpopular candidates; one of which dropped out with less than 1% (Harris), and another candidate who was near defeat and written off as a long shot for president (Biden). Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Di Lothrop lives in Nashua.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

RESTLESSNESS, agitation, irritability and confusion — just a few symptoms of sundowning, a common phenomenon experienced by people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD), where the onset of darkness stirs anxiety. The condition causes those affected to lose their sense of time and …

Monday, November 23, 2020

AMONG MY favorite traditions at Thanksgiving is the part where we go around the table and say what we are thankful for. For this year’s COVID Thanksgiving, there may be a lot fewer people around our table, but my list of what I am thankful for is much longer.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

THANKSGIVING will be a little different this year. We’ll be gathering with family and friends, though probably in smaller groups. We’ll be watching football games played in empty stadiums. And some will be trying to pass the mashed potatoes through Zoom.

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I ONCE READ that all countries reach their pinnacle and then begin to decline. I hope this is not so for America, but our political climate would say that it is. Not only a decline but, if we don’t get hold of it, a path for self-destruction. We don’t need to worry about Russian interference…

Monday, November 16, 2020
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Most Americans do not fear nuclear war. They assume that their government and the threat of mutually-assured destruction will keep them safe. This blind faith could prove catastrophic. The only outcome of nuclear war is total devastation—hundreds of millions dead, human life reduced to char …

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Less than one week after the election, Governor Sununu announced that his first priority with the incoming Republican majorities in the House and Senate will be to raise your property taxes. The last budget, passed by the Democratic controlled legislature in 2019, contained historic investme…

Sunday, November 15, 2020

DESPITE THE seemingly paradoxical outcome of the 2020 election here in the Granite State, voters actually sent a clear message: New Hampshire is a true purple state full of ticket splitters who refuse to vote according to type.