Don't be a bigot or troglodyte
Editor of the Reformer:
I would like to pose this question to all of my Republican friends and acquaintances: "What in the hell is the matter with you people?"
Yes, I understand that Donald Trump is the candidate your party has chosen to vie for the highest office in the country. Yes, I understand that to you, Hillary Clinton is the devil incarnate (to be honest, I can relate). Yes, I know you people have drunk the Kool-Aid and have sworn to support the nominee of the party. But really.
I am well aware that a certain percentage of our population, mostly bigots and troglodytes, will support that fool until their dying day. These are the very folks who would stand by him if he did shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue.
But the rest of you? I ask you what you are thinking. Do you think he will change his ways after the election? I'll tell you my theory of why the GOP powers are going along with this.
To my way of thinking, establishment Republicans have said to themselves, like it or not, he is our nominee, and we are stuck with him. Some Republicans have taken the high ground and denounced him, aiming to support candidates lower down on the ballot and either voting for Clinton, Stein, Johnson, or not voting for president at all.
Unfortunately, it seems that most Repubs have said to themselves or each other, "Well, once he's elected, we'll be able to control him."
I would remind them that 83 years ago, the powers in Germany said the same thing about Hitler, and as we all know, that didn't work out too well.
Bob Fagelson, Brattleboro, Aug. 2