- Apr 13, 2011
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[FONT="]Our country is desperate for a functioning two-party system. A system that understands that compromise is the sweet spot of peace in a pluralistic society that values tolerance and inclusiveness. Not these endless attempts to run the table in two- and four-year cycles that produce few results and parties that seem to regard gridlock as an accomplishment.[/FONT][FONT="]
Government has become unable to address big problems. Talking points are presented as if they were solutions. Critical issues like tax reform, infrastructure, immigration, the environment and any future investments in people and assets are relegated to the opinions of the extremes of both parties. Electing Donald Trump will only make this worse, much worse.[/FONT]
[FONT="]Months ago I publicly said I could never support Trump. My reasons were simple and personal. I found him profoundly offensive and narcissistic but as much as anything, a world-class panderer, anything but a leader. Little more than a changing mirror of those he speaks to. I never expect to agree with whoever is president, but at a minimum the president needs to consistently display those qualities I have preached to my two children: kindness, honesty, dignity, compassion and respect.[/FONT]
[FONT="]I do not expect perfection, but I do require more than the embodiment of at least a short list of the seven deadly sins.
[FONT="]I have long held the belief that the Republican Party is becoming increasingly less capable of nominating a person who is electable as president. The primary process is so geared toward the party's political base, which ignores the fact that we have largely alienated women, Hispanics, the LGBT community, young voters and many others in general.[/FONT]
[FONT="].......While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton.
Read more/all @: [/FONT]Rep. Richard Hanna letter: We should all be done with Donald Trump
First house member to openly cross the party line. I wonder if there will be more?