To the editor: Robin Abcarian concludes his put up on former President Trump’s continued help within the GOP, regardless of his explicitly authoritarian conduct, with two questions: Are Republicans rational? And do they care?
My reply is that Republicans are rational they usually do not care.
They assume they’re getting what they need: an authoritarian chief who’s anti-democratic, racist, sexist and vindictive.
Too many reporters appear to dismiss this, believing that after these voters know extra, they’ll abandon Trump. My recommendation is to hearken to his supporters and you’ll know that they’ll get what they need.
If he’s convicted and even jailed, he will probably be higher in a position to get help from varied criminals. And so it can occur when these individuals faux to be freedom lovers and patriots.
Barry M. Dank, Palm Desert
To the editor: A couple of third of American voters help Trump. There isn’t a level in characterizing all these individuals as irrational.
A greater strategy is likely to be to contemplate that their opinions might have a rational foundation, after which attempt to perceive how they arrive at their conclusions.
America merely doesn’t work for many individuals. Many members of the Republican base are in a state of desperation the place it’s pure to wish to shake issues up and begin over. Trump understands this.
Republican voters might fear about undermining democracy, however they could fairly rationally prioritize bettering their very own prospects greater.
To me, the central problem is revenue inequality and the tax code’s position in making it worse. A sustainable society should provide hope, alternative and a security web to those that want it.
Catering to the billionaire class doesn’t obtain this. The tax breaks out there to those that can navigate the system reward each Democrats and Republicans, making it extraordinarily troublesome to maneuver ahead with tax reform.
However this may be a very good place to start out.
James Shirley, Simi Valley