Monday, January 22, 2018

Letter On Vulgar Affairs and Such

So, I was just going to put the letter up, which I did yesterday. It spoke for itself and the links are in it to the referred to letters. But there was such a great entry today that I just have to add it to the post.

This is in response to Mr. Newton's response to Ms. Rocca. He says, "When Obama got in, unemployment was roughly 4.9%. When he left, it was the same, with it rising to almost 10 percent during his time." It was actually 7.8% when George Bush left office. It was 8.3% in February 2009 when first measured during Barack Obama's presidency. It did hit 10% that October, 9 months into his presidency in which he inherited the Great Recession. It steadily dropped from there to 4.7% when he left office and has continued to drop during the Trump presidency. Don't take my word. Do a 30 second web search.

In response to Ms. Alitz, disapproval of the president is not the same as not supporting the country. I remember writers to the editor who used terms such as Obummer to refer to Mr. Obama. They probably supported the country, though. It's recently come out that Mr. Trump allegedly had an affair with a porn actress shortly after the birth of his son, Barron. His lawyer allegedly paid this woman $130,000 in hush money. Suppose that should be between the Trumps like Bill's infidelities should've been between the Clintons. I sure miss wholesome White House marriages like the Bush's and Obama's.

I'm more concerned about how Mr. Trump obtained financing when US banks wouldn't loan to him. A number of Russian oligarchs paid very inflated prices for Trump properties. Some suspect money laundering. Cynics! Some credit his fantastic deal-making skills. The shutdown makes that doubtful. The Kremlin knows the answer for sure. Probably Robert Mueller does, too. Hopefully we all will soon. This is more important than being distracted by  vulgar affairs.

Here's Elizabeth Sullivan and I won't comment on it much. Although I do have another letter to use since I haven't written a lot lately I'm below the two per month maximum. She's basically encouraging Trump supporters to write more and "stand by their man." There is this, though.

I was born and raised in Queens. Anyone living in the five boroughs is exposed to people from all walks of life. You may not love everyone, but you tolerate and respect one another. That is what America is all about. President Trump is just being a "New Yorker." That is how we speak. 

She points out in her letter that Trump is not a racist which is reassuring. I do wonder if the NY values that Ted Cruz talked about are actually downstate NY values. Maybe I should write and ask if money laundering and infidelity are also "just how real New Yorkers roll." Within the next 2 or 3 days my letter will likely run. I don't think it's the sort of thing she was calling for. I will point out that I did compliment George Bush on his marriage. That's how upstate NYers roll. With class, morals and lack of treasonous impulses. 

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