What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 2, 2018

My FORTY-SECOND Open Letter To Senator Pat Toomey

I'll be dropping this letter to Senator Pat Toomey in the mail today:
Dear Senator Toomey:

It's me, again. Your constituent who also writes for the local Pittsburgh-based political blog, "2 Political Junkies."

I want to ask you, again, about Donald Trump. As I am sure you already know he recently gave an interview with the New York Times in which he made a number of false statements. The Times itself has written about ten of them. For example he said that:
  • "[The Democrats] made the Russian story up as a hoax, as a ruse, as an excuse for losing an election..." - when in fact as the Times reported, "The United States government sounded the alarms long before Mr. Trump was elected."
  • Senator Feinstein said "there was no collusion" when in fact she said that she hadn't yet seen any evidence, not that there wasn't any. NPR, in their fact check reported that a month later Senator Feinstein "believed an obstruction of justice case was coming together against the president."
He also said that he believes he has the "absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department."

Here's my question: Do you still support this man as president? He lies to the public (he even lied about "saving coal" even though the facts don't support him) and then asserts that he has total authority over what should be, in a free society, an independent law enforcement agency. Is this wise? Is this good for the country I know we both love?

I await your response.
And I will be posting whatever response I get from him or his office.

Follow-up:

1 comment:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

Did Obama lie when he said "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman"?
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/may/11/barack-obama/president-barack-obamas-shift-gay-marriage/