Letter to the Editor: The great political divide

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OPINION — After the tumultuous ’60s with protests, racism and sexual revolution, things got smoother and more inclusive, so much so that America in 2008 elected a black president. More than half of white Americans voted for Obama. Black entertainers, athletes and businessmen flourished under affirmative action. It looked like racism was dying out.

Unfortunately, Obama started playing the race card right out of the chute when a black professor was pulled over by police. Then Michael Brown got more attention than the death of some truly great Americans. Freddie Gray and Travon who “could have been Obama’s son” charged racial polarity and made police out to be the bad guys.

Others issues further divided us when Obama fired military generals without cause, hurt business with over regulation and signed unbalanced trade agreements.

All of this angst slowed economic recovery from the recession left by Clinton policy and Bush ineptitude. Jobs moved overseas to avoid the highest corporate taxes in the world. The stock markets languished and employment numbers were low for most of a decade.

Further division came when immigration control eroded and sanctuary was given to dangerous alien criminals. The children of immigrants who entered illegally became “dreamers” and were granted privileges that America’s own didn’t enjoy.

Add the issue of voter fraud in blue states when whole voting districts favored one party only.

Early in 2009, health care legislation was passed by Democrats without any bipartisan support and immediately Obamacare cost more and provided less than advertised and Americans were forced by law to buy it.

Yes, my liberal friends, Obama divided America. He tore this nation apart to advance his global socialist agenda. He was secretive and narcissistic, hiding his past. His patrons, George Soros and Saul Alinsky were anti American socialists. His father and step father were Muslim but he presented himself as Christian albeit his pastor Rev. Wright was controversial. Obama was simply not what we voted for in 2008 and many of us felt betrayed and America was deeply divided.

So, in 2016 Trump won the nomination and everything looked a little brighter. The business community and markets, which are driven by hope and optimism, began to respond. Trump got elected and the markets exploded, full employment followed and jobs came back to America. Taxes were lowered generating more business optimism. Illegal immigration slowed. Police were empowered. The military was strengthened and everyone had a job. America is becoming great again, a beacon of hope to the world.

Shouldn’t we all be happy and united? Apparently not those who created the great divide and now watch the Obama legacy erode. They will never accept their own complicity and want to blame Trump.

Written by CRAIG DAVIS, Washington City

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  • St Geo February 2, 2018 at 7:56 am

    It’s good to be able to see some truth coming forth in the St George News. Well done Craig Davis. I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Chris February 2, 2018 at 8:30 am

    it’s amazing that virtually nothing Craig Davis says is true.

    • Craig February 2, 2018 at 9:31 am

      He has his facts precisely. Check out the criminals he pointed out. It’s all there and it’s solid.

    • stg-anon February 2, 2018 at 9:56 am

      It’s impressive how stubbornly the American conservative wing clings to their bizzare alternative reality bubble.

  • John February 2, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Great letter Craig !, But this really going to stir up a flurry of melting snowflakes ! It’s going to be a great show !

    • Death Valley February 3, 2018 at 6:12 am

      John, you really need to get a life.

      • John February 3, 2018 at 10:07 am

        WAAAH WAAAH WAAAH !! happy losing !!

    • dons8120 February 3, 2018 at 10:39 am

      If snowflakes are melting it’s not from this letter, it’s from global warming. You know that thing Republicans think scientist made up.

  • dons8120 February 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

    The definition of an Opinion is a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. Yep that pretty much defines your letter perfectly. You also need to come up with your own thoughts, not those of the right wing media. I have heard these statements so many times. Just because you change a few words doesn’t make them your own. That is called plagiarism. Look it up.

    • Craig February 2, 2018 at 9:33 am

      You may of heard them because they are true. Read about Professor Gates and the others. He is offering simple straightforward facts.

      • dons8120 February 2, 2018 at 12:02 pm

        Are you talking about facts like these?
        “The children of immigrants who entered illegally became “dreamers” and were granted privileges that America’s own didn’t enjoy.” What do dreamers get that my kids don’t get? Do you mean medical care and an education? That can’t be it because my kids get that and why would anybody want to not help a child in need. What about this one “All of this angst slowed economic recovery from the recession left by Clinton policy and Bush ineptitude. Jobs moved overseas to avoid the highest corporate taxes in the world. The stock markets languished and employment numbers were low for most of a decade.” The Dow Jones has been growing since March of 2009 after the recession, job growth has continued since 2009, maybe just not as fast as you want it Craig. As far as the highest corporate taxes in the world, not so fast we are number 3 and the gap between us and Japan is only 2%, France around 4%. So this is not the HUGE gap everyone on the right is pretending it is. Lastly the statement of “Add the issue of voter fraud in blue states when whole voting districts favored one party only.” What proof do you have regarding that, I bet not as much as we have regarding the “gerrymandering” in Pennsylvania to make it easier for Republicans to get elected. Pretty sure they are defying a court order on that one. Sounds bad to me. Keep trying to prove those alternative facts!

        Definition of fact
        1: something that has actual existence
        2: a piece of information presented as having objective reality

        • bikeandfish February 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm

          I don’t always agree with your tone or style but this comment is gold. The constant barrage of misinformation is dangerous. And the conflation of opinion and fact makes it more so.

          Good on you for challenging Craig’s claims.

  • John February 2, 2018 at 9:22 am

    The truth shall make the snowflakes melt ! hahahahahaha!

    • tcrider February 2, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      hi johnboy, you are forgetting to take your chewing tobacco again
      and you are babbling nonstop, anyone that supports the dungle
      is a traitor that should be hung for treason and supporting the Russians.
      the Dungle Trump, never my stinking pile.

      • John February 2, 2018 at 1:55 pm

        drip, drip drip…happy melting loser..hahahahaha!

      • dons8120 February 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm

        LMAO, I don’t care who ya are, that’s funny right dare!

  • Craig February 2, 2018 at 9:30 am

    What a wonderfully written analysis of where we are.

    Must be the quality of your first name😂🤣😅😂🤣

  • bikeandfish February 2, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Utah’s Dixie indeed. Its amazing how many Obama conspiracy theories survive in this area. When in doubt, just claim Obama was a secret Muslim who ruined America.

  • commonsense February 2, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Those who disagree with this well written piece site no misinformation, just lamentation and name calling which is consistent with liberals.

    • PatriotLiberal February 2, 2018 at 10:32 pm

      Lamentation and name calling is consistent with right-wingers, too if you haven’t noticed. Don’t believe me? Take a gander at the comments left on 99% if Ed Kociela’s columns. Actually don’t even go that far, just read one of johns “opinions” above.

      • John February 3, 2018 at 8:34 am

        DRIP, DRIP, DRIP ! Your’e making a big puddle there ,snowflake.!! hahahahahaha.. !

      • John February 3, 2018 at 8:47 am

        Patriot liberal is quite the oxymoron, like Congressional cooperation..hahahahaha!

        • bikeandfish February 3, 2018 at 9:24 am

          Now you get to decide who is patriotic? That’s laughable.

          • John February 3, 2018 at 10:41 am

            NO , I called it an oxymoron..hahahahaha!! you really can’t read can you?

        • bikeandfish February 3, 2018 at 3:14 pm

          Fully aware you called it an oxymoron. By definition an oxymoron requires contradictions which means you are defining who is a patriot. You are starting to sound more and more like a fascist if you think liberals can’t be patriotic. You have expressed two of the twelve commonly described characteristics of fascism throughout history.

    • bikeandfish February 2, 2018 at 11:29 pm

      Its actually up to the author to support his claims not the responsibility of others.

      But as an example of your dishonesty, my not do subtle jab is a reference to the fact that conspiracy theories about Obama being a secret Muslim have been debunked. That is just one example of his arguments flaws.

      And his piece is mostly subjective opinion with vague references to contested ideas. I mean he claims racism why dieing out before Obama took office. If that isn’t a statement made with rose colored glasses than I don’t know what is.

    • Death Valley February 3, 2018 at 5:44 am

      Well written piece?
      You have no business calling yourself “commonsense.”

    • dons8120 February 3, 2018 at 10:35 am

      Maybe read every comment, I site lots of misinformation. Since the right wing supporters aren’t commenting on it, I must be hitting a nerve. Even John hasn’t made his normal childish remarks on my comment.

      • John February 3, 2018 at 12:15 pm

        DRIP DRIP DRIP, you’re making a big puddle there crybaby donny !!! Original letter is all TRUTH you fool !

        • Death Valley February 3, 2018 at 3:42 pm

          Hey, Johnboy? Do you ever read your comments? Do you care how you come off to people?
          I’m gonna level with you. I don’t think you’re very bright. You make insulting comments but you post nothing of substance. Are you always this bitter? Or are you just an a-hole?

          • bikeandfish February 3, 2018 at 6:36 pm

            He is a hateful troll. Occasionally he sneaks in a comment with merit and substitute but for the most part he just insults people, and not even in an effective way.

          • John February 3, 2018 at 9:51 pm

            Just triggering limp wristed libtards like you? Too bad facts don’t count for anything in that pea brain of yours..hahahaha! HAPPY LOSING !!!!!!!

  • dodgers February 2, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Great explanation Craig. A bulls-eye, right on target.
    Conditions for millions have greatly improved in just one year, since Donald Trump took office.
    There is much good news to share, as President Trump did at the SOTU.
    But the Dems sat with hands at their sides and anger in their faces, even when our President Trump shared that unemployment for African Americans and Hispanics was at record low levels.
    The Dems don’t want to hear such good news. It certainly appears they prefer that people suffer.
    Their behavior at the SOTU will make great GOP campaign video for the November elections.

  • utahdiablo February 2, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    We won, you lost, get over it….

    • Death Valley February 3, 2018 at 5:47 am

      This is the mentality that makes people sick to death of Trump supporters and Repubs in general.
      In 10 months, YOU better get used to losing. Midterms are coming and the GOP is about to get slaughtered.
      I hope you have your big boy pants on.

      • John February 3, 2018 at 9:39 am

        DRIP DRIP DRIP !!! Told you all there would be plenty of melting snowflakes.. HAHAHA!

  • commonsense February 3, 2018 at 7:33 am

    The author did not state that Obama was Muslim but only that his father and step father were Muslim. My guess, he’s agnostic as most liberals are. Let’s be honest bikefish.

    • bikeandfish February 3, 2018 at 9:22 am

      Sorry, but the author’s comment was alot more directed than you claim. He states “His father and step father were Muslim but he presented himself as Christian”. Thats language consistent with the “Secret Muslim” conspiracy theories.

      And being honest means acknowledging you have no evidence to your claim of him being an agnostic.

  • jaybird February 4, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Whats wrong moderator, dont think John can take being called a toilet as he is, or is John you?

    • John February 4, 2018 at 11:18 am

      go eat some more tide pods child !

  • Lee Sanders February 8, 2018 at 11:34 am

    I have yet to read any intelligent comment made by “John”. Saying, “drip, drip, snowflake, Hahahahah, waaah, waaah and so on sure doesn’t give a person much of an indication of an ability for creative thought. Sometimes I get the impression that “John” just wants to see his comments posted on the site regardless of whether he has anything intelligent to say. So far, I haven’t seen anything.

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