‘You ain’t got no legs, Lt. Dan’

In his book about Lyndon B. Johnson, Bill Moyer quotes LBJ’s comments after signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964: “I think we just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time to come,” said Johnson, and he was right. Dixiecrats are now “Dixiepublicans” and include segregationists, nationalists, skinheads, homophobes, xenophobes, misogynists, bigots and neo-Nazis, all of whom are alive and well throughout the Republican Party.

This is a part of the base Trump so proudly touts. Many Republicans’ ability to believe right-wing propaganda and conspiracy theories, without researching their authenticity, is astounding. “Stupid is as stupid does,” to quote Forrest Gump.

It is outrageous that Donald Trump sides with and trusts Putin over our own American security agencies. He laughs about the Russian interference with our 2016 elections. Republicans used to tout themselves as super patriots but now support a traitor president, which makes them co-conspirators. “Stupid is as stupid does.” They used to tout themselves as super Christians but now support an evil president who takes children away from their parents and puts them in cages. Due to their lack of humanity and morals, they should call themselves Heathinicans. “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Who are these lost souls? Anyone who supports the systematic destruction of our public educational system, our environment, Social Security and our social support structure, our infrastructure, our voting rights, our standing in the world and our American way of life.

John T. Weber,


The answer is at the polls 

Timing is everything when it comes to impeachment.

With the presidential election campaign already underway, the timing for impeaching President Donald J. Trump is bad.

Should the House of Representatives hold hearings and vote for impeachment, the charges would go to the U.S. Senate, where it would take a vote to convict by two-thirds of the senators present and voting.

With a Republican majority in the Senate, it would take many Republican senators to vote to convict and all Democrats voting to convict. That is not possible.

If any attempt to impeach Trump should fail, he would be re-elected.

Impeachment would be possible only if Trump is re-elected and Democrats get control of the Senate.

The answer is to defeat Trump at the polls.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is right. Impeachment is not the answer.

Keith Shelton,


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