Compare both parties in debates

Posted 7/3/19

The Sentinel’s opinion pieces on the Democratic debates need to be considered in comparison with the Republican debates preceding the 2016 election. Do you remember all the personal insults …

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Compare both parties in debates

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The Sentinel’s opinion pieces on the Democratic debates need to be considered in comparison with the Republican debates preceding the 2016 election. Do you remember all the personal insults directed by the eventual winner at his Republican opponents? The insulting nicknames? How about the promise that Mexico would pay for a wall along the southern border? The promise by one candidate that only he was smart enough to solve all the nation’s problems?

The Sentinel says that all the Democratic candidates played fast and loose with history. Really? In relation to the Republican incumbent? Every candidate in any party needs to be held accountable to the veracity of their assertions, and every voter should read the fact-checkers report after any address.

Pick your source, but consider it valid only if they reference where their data comes from. To date, the Washington Post reports there have been over 11,000 misrepresentations (a.k.a. lies) by the current incumbent since he was sworn in. I don’t think you will get to that number by adding all the misstatements of all the Democratic contenders together and even multiplying by ten!

Many fine Americans believe the current incumbent when he speaks, and believe in his policies. I don’t, but that is my decision – and I base it upon the facts as best as I can determine them.

— Mike Corbett, Rome

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