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Consider Trump as the brand new Ralph Nader | Letters – Tampa Bay Occasions

Trump, the brand new Ralph Nader

It’s time the GOP did something about its Trump predicament | Column, Nov. 17

Transfer over Ralph Nader. You’ll not be the king of presidential election spoilers. There’s new royalty on the town, and former President Donald Trump will take that crown and proceed to destroy the GOP is a way more wonderful vogue than what Nader did to the Democrats a technology in the past. I counsel each MAGAGA (Make America nice and wonderful once more) give all their cash to the Trump marketing campaign and never give a nickel to the remainder of the social gathering. For as soon as, the Trumpian dumpster fireplace is solely within the Republicans’ court docket. I’ll carry the marshmallows.

Brian Walkowiak, Saint Petersburg

Noonan has quite a bit to be taught

Possibly Republicans will lastly be taught | Column, Nov. 14

Wall Avenue Journal columnist Peggy Noonan has quite a bit to find out about Gov. Ron DeSantis. She writes that politics “…is all about us.” To not DeSantis, it isn’t. First, I believe it’s all about him. Second, it’s all about his motion, all others unwilling to swallow their “drugs” be damned, and third — there isn’t any third. He has sworn an oath to uphold the U.S. Structure 5 or 6 instances in his grownup life, solely to spin round and, and I imagine, assault and subvert that Structure in his public life, whether or not it was being complicit in Donald Trump’s efforts to press state legislatures to ship fraudulent electors to Washington on Jan. 6, or his companion project to the Florida legal professional common to hitch a bogus, dangerous religion Texas lawsuit attacking thousands and thousands of votes in 4 different states. Let’s not neglect as he slouches his manner towards Washington.

Steve Douglas, St. Petersburg

Mapping out victory

Did DeSantis’ map deliver the U.S. House to Republicans? It’s complicated. | Nov. 17

Gov. Ron DeSantis threw out the Florida Legislature’s maps of voting districts in favor of his personal gerrymandered maps. That isn’t the need of the folks. I believe it’s known as “rigging” elections. Simply extra of DeSantis doing as he pleases.

L.J. Phillips, Brooksville

America has modified

Are we deeply divided? Or just poorly represented? | Column, Sept. 8

America has disappeared. However on nearer examination, it appears to be altering in composition and techniques. Extra diversified, but extra issue-focused, makes it more durable to determine, vilify and defeat. Why has this variation occurred? As a result of America has modified.

For higher or worse, we now have grow to be that multicultural and numerous nation that liberals have labored to realize for a minimum of a century. It’s virtually inconceivable to get a easy majority to agree on the only situation. True information and knowledge are possessed by so few those that, to make use of it when coping with most people, is pointless.

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Although unhappy, it’s virtually amusing to listen to somebody cite the U.S. Structure in assist of, or in opposition to any laws. Nobody, not even the Supreme Court docket or the president, feels any must obey it. The rule of regulation has grow to be regardless of the implementing authority decides it to be in the meanwhile.

Will there be a collection of declarations of independence, because the a number of states insurgent? (Higher save these battle flags.) There’s plenty of shaking happening and, with out a crystal ball, it’s anyone’s guess the way it will end up.

Invoice Strickland, Dade Metropolis

Measuring political efficiency

What a DeSantis victory means | Editorial, Nov. 13

I’m cautious of hasty interpretations of election outcomes. After 2020, there was the unlucky denial of the end result for president. Nonetheless, too few Republicans additionally failed to look at that Donald Trump’s damaging down poll results had been much more pronounced. I’m tempted to concur with the Occasions Editorial Board’s view that Gov. Ron DeSantis had night time on Nov. 8, whereas Trump had a foul one.

I can not, nevertheless, concur with the editorial board’s interpretation that the landslide by Republicans in Florida represents a pink victory within the tradition wars. In some states these points had been extra outstanding and sure determinant. Extra typically, although, the voters responds to efficiency. This higher explains why many Democrat incumbents in different states held onto their seats and why a number of Republican gubernatorial candidates significantly outperformed Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and Home.

Folks and corporations are shifting to Florida in nice numbers and voting registrations have shifted. I discover in these and the election final result proof {that a} sturdy majority imagine that almost all issues work a bit higher in Florida than elsewhere. Emphasizing the ideological over the sensible seems to undertaking worth preferences unduly. That many voted these kitchen desk points, in any case, appears extra probably.

Pat Byrne, Largo

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