Two local polar political opposites — Cheryl Cook and Todd Juvinall — have written “Other Voices” columns for The Union about President Trump.
No matter what your view, it’s a case study in how the rhetoric from the left often outguns the rhetoric from the right — based on substance as well as style.
Juvinall is his typical bombastic self, leveling personal attacks, insults, making exaggerated claims and butchering the King’s English. “What frame of reference do most of these ‘journalists’ have regarding riots and why they happen? I guess the playground of their elementary schools are their frame of reference.” Of course, Todd.
Cook is more clever, letting the facts speak for themselves, such as reporting the slurs and shouts from the recent “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia. (“”You will not replace us!” “Jews will not replace us!” “Blood and soil!” “Whose streets? Our streets!” and “F— you fa—-ts!”). Cook makes a cogent point in her headline: “Torches or Candles.”
Trump’s approval rating is abysmal. Now he is turning to his core constituents (like Juvinall) while other Republicans, including Fortune 500 CEOs (mere “RINO’s” to Juvinall) flee.
Could Trump be re-elected? Not at this point — just like Juvinall.
The Union would be better serve its community by publishing more intelligent commentary in the Op-Ed pages. Our community would be better off and The Union would be taken more seriously.