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Time for Democrats to start working with President Trump

• Mar 13, 2018 at 12:22 AM

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was submitted on behalf of the Huron County Republican Party:

Sue Lesch, chairwoman of the Huron County Democratic Party, shared a personal belief with Norwalk Reflector readers Saturday morning — she is concerned about racism in America.

But only since 2016 when Donald Trump was elected president.

In typical Democrat style, Lesch has chosen to take any opportunity to tie a negative (racism) with President Trump, a Republican.

One has to wonder if Lesch was concerned about the sanctity of marriage when President Bill Clinton cheated on his wife. Or if she was concerned about child abuse and sexual misconduct in America when former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner was having relations with a 15-year-old girl.

We do not recall a local forum discussing those awful misdeeds, or reading a quote from Lesch that she was concerned.

Democrats claim to be the party to champion civil rights. With the assistance of the media, they have been allowed to rewrite history to suit the party platform.

A closer look tells a different story.

Take the Civil Rights Act of 1964, long considered the greatest legislative achievement during the civil rights movement as it ended segregation in public places and banned discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, or national origin with regards to hiring practices.

Only 61 percent of House Democrats voted in favor of passing this bill, while 80 percent of Republicans supported it. In the Senate, 69 percent of Democrats supported the bill compared to 82 percent of Republicans.

Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, was elected in 2009 by fellow Democrats to be the Senate President pro tempore. He was a former Ku Klux Klan Exalted Cyclops.

Republicans have long been at the forefront of equal rights. The Republican Party is the party of President Lincoln, Reconstruction, anti-lynching laws, and civil rights acts of 1875, 1957, 1960, and 1964.

But let’s not kid ourselves  — both parties have skeletons in their closets. Republicans and Democrats alike have members who commit crimes, do unscrupulous deeds and embarrass themselves, their families, their party, and sadly, their victims.

It is time to get past pointed statements and name calling.

It is time for party officials like Lesch, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Al Green and others to stop the anti-Trump rhetoric and begin working toward the betterment of America.

It is time for Lesch and her brothers and sisters in the Democratic Party to accept President Trump and work with him, instead of against him, to make America as great as it can be.

We look forward to working with you.

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