Response to John Sharkey letter:
I don't understand why Tedra Cobb should randomly rebuke disparagers of the Trumps. Should Rep. Stefanik rebuke Paladino, Roseanne and Ted Nugent? She did support the Trump candidacy. He has a National Security Adviser, foreign policy adviser and deputy campaign manager who've all pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. His campaign chairman is behind bars, with bail revoked, awaiting trial. His attorney in charge of mistress payouts (and go-between with Russians) is destined for turning state's evidence or prison. Since our congresswoman and the president are so close, maybe she should rebuke him. I'm missing the degrees of separation between Tedra Cobb and Peter Fonda, though.
I'm responding to John Sharkey's letter about the "verbal attacks on President Trump and his family." It seems like with Evangelical pastors surrounding Mr. Trump he'd have heard about reaping what you sow. Space prohibits listing all the people he's maligned. Let's just go with his years of pushing the idea Barack Obama wasn't born in the U.S. He may still believe that and, if he does, likely a majority of his Republican followers do also. Folks can decide for themselves the degree of racism inherent in birtherism.
What's undeniably racist is the e-mail, sent by Carl Paladino with African tribesmen dancing, entitled "Obama Inauguration Rehearsal." He sent many that can't be described here. The ones about Michelle Obama are truly disgusting. The Obamas were grace and dignity in the White House and didn't deserve this hatred. Of all the people Mr. Sharkey mentioned, Rep. Waters is the only elected Democrat. Who knows the affiliations of the others? Oh, and Mr. Paladino? He was the Republican candidate for governor in 2010 and ran the Trump campaign in 2016 in New York.