To the Editor:

It is very unusual for a political party to vote as a solid block. Republicans certainly do not. Respectful of the results of the presidential election, most of Obama’s appointments were reluctantly confirmed by the Republican controlled senate. It is not unusual for Republicans to join Democrats in passing legislation. The same can’t be said of Democrats. Whether it is state politics such as the debate on Act 10 in 2011, or President Trumps judicial appointments and legislation, Democrats can often muster 100% of their caucus in opposition. What is the glue that holds the Democrats so tightly together? Is it their common goals and policy desires? Is it social equity? Is it opposition to racism, sexism, homophobia? Nope, nope, and nope. It is fear.

Like everyone else, Democrats can see firsthand the ability of their party to extinguish someone’s political career. They see how President Trumps words and actions are twisted into pretzels by the liberal press. No matter what he says or does, he will be castigated and intentionally misunderstood. The cabal that is going after Trump can easily be turned against any Democrat who strays from the Party narrative. Any offending Democrat will be destroyed by the intolerant enforcers of progressive dogma who control the media, academia, and Democrat fund raising.

For a Democrat to oppose this cabal is a political death sentence. Democrats either become pawns of the progressive power brokers or suffer the consequence which is to lose financial and media support in any bid for political office. Fear of the beast they created turns Democrat legislators, like Senator Tammy Baldwin, into puppets.

Dennis Gasper Chairman Sheboygan County Republican Party

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Once again I "gasp" at the
Submitted by on Fri, 2017-08-25 15:28.
Once again I "gasp" at the writer's inaccurate, "Glue” letter to the editor. He forgets that only one Republican voted for the ACA! That legislator was not supported by his party in the election that occurred later! The writer forgets John Boehner's comment regarding President Obama's agenda... “We're going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can.” The writer forgets Mitch McConnell's comment...“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” The writer forgets that Obama's nominee for a Supreme Court seat, Merrick Garland, is the only candidate in the history of the United States to be denied a hearing by the opposition! The list could go on and on regarding eight years of "intolerant republicans!" The divison in Congress is the result of the Trump presidency and a Republican Party in disarray! Bottom line...a principled reaction to an authoritarian demagogue elected by only 27 percent of the eligible voting population is the reason why we now have an "intolerent America!!!"
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