What do Democrats stand for?

What does the Democratic Party stand for in 2017?  Here is a partial list:  Inappropriate public language, from four letter words to comedians and theater groups joking about killing the president. Many Democrats have rioted in the streets, committed arson and attacked those who do not agree with them. Democrats are doing everything they can to raise the cost of food, energy and housing, and demand open-border anarchy, which will destroy our culture, our environment and ultimately our democracy.

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton backs Georgia governor hopeful on eve of primary Pressure rising on GOP after Trump–DOJ fight’s latest turn Press: Why Trump should thank FBI MORE and most Democrats in Congress cheered when Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRed states find there’s no free pass on Medicaid changes from Trump Trump meets with Moon in crucial moment for Korea summit The Memo: Trump flirts with constitutional crisis MORE illegally attacked Syria, and most do not object to Trump’s reckless gunboat diplomacy.  Democrats do object to the few good things Trump has done, most importantly withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, which would further skyrocket the cost of food and energy for no rational reason. 

Democrats have spent billions of taxpayer dollars financing a junk science industry and worthless renewable energy schemes that just don’t work in the real world. Democrats have brainwashed Americans into believing the Earth is burning up, and the villain is carbon dioxide, the gas that makes all living things grow. All you have to do is look at your own thermometer to see their climate change religion is fiction, not fact.

From Christopher Calder, Eugene, Ore.

Congress: Act on the debt ceiling

To cite the lyrics of  the 1980 hit by the Whispers “And the Beat Goes On,” “The beat goes on, still moving strong, on and on.”

In this instance, not only the “beat,” but time also “goes on and on” for this Congress. Unbelievably, these so-called leaders have yet to raise the federal government’s debt limit.

Major federal programs, including Social Security, Medicare and salaries for this nation’s armed forces, will be adversely affected should these politicians fail to act.

Congress, get moving on this limit revision legislation! Do your job before you “jet out” of Washington on another one of your countless nonsensical recess breaks.

Otherwise, bear the responsibility of your gross negligence as the federal government thereafter stumbles toward unprecedented fiscal insolvency.

From Earl Beal, Terre Haute, Ind.

Trump reveals what Dems think

Donald Trump is a Freudian scythe, slicing into the Democratic unconscious and loosing demons that have lurked in hidden recesses, often barely concealed but now given free rein. Thus, we are treated to an entertainer regaling us with dreams of bombing the White House now that Mr. Trump is in residence, lovers of Shakespeare smiling slyly as a wigged actor dressed as Trump is assassinated on stage, and a comedienne holding a severed and bloody stage head of Mr. Trump. We listen to an aural cascade of F-bombs from the Empire State queen of scorn, Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandSenators near deal on sexual harassment policy change Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump hits federally funded clinics with new abortion restrictions Dem senators ask drug companies to list prices in ads MORE, and S-bombs from the new chairman of the DNC. It is apparent, at least in Democratic precincts, that scatological invective is the new balm for those depressed by November’s defeat. After all, harsh language is so much easier than reasoned debate, and it never fails to rouse the surly squadrons of  Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersClinton backs Georgia governor hopeful on eve of primary The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Frenzy over Kennedy retirement rumors | Trump challenges DOJ Bernie Sanders announces Senate reelection bid MORE (I-Vt.) undergraduates and like-minded malcontents.

Has the Donald’s wayward tongue, tweets, tics and tirades caused some troubling free associations on the Republican side? You betcha. You got a problem with that?

From Paul Bloustein, Cincinnati, Ohio