This Letter to the Editor was rejected by the Press-Sun Bulletin but printed in the Scranton Times. –ed.
Editor: When I was discharged from the U.S. Army infantry, I registered to vote in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. I registered as a Republican – the party of Lincoln. It soon became apparent how misguided I was as a working-class American. It became apparent that the Republican Party had become the party of the rich and powerful. It cleverly bamboozled the poor and working class to believe Republicans were for them as they milked the people for their own selfish benefit.
There was an opportunity for the Republican Party to change and it did. It morphed from a selfish party to a colorful cult. Cults are losers around the world: Consider the white-hooded Ku Klux Klan, the Blackshirts of Mussolini’s time and now the fascist red hats of MAGA.
The MAGA cult leader proudly told students in an Iowa Christian college that “I could shoot someone on Fifth Ave and wouldn’t lose any votes.” Voters, especially Republicans and independents, have an opportunity in November to not vote for cult members running behind the mask of a disintegrating party. Members of the party support a man who rejects the law, pays off women for sex and like no president in American history faces multiple ongoing criminal investigations.
Getting rid of the losers and regrouping could again create a once-proud Republican Party.
ENDWELL, NEW YORK