Letters to the Editor

Republicans are extreme

Bob Martinez only now notices the bigotry problem in his party? (We Republicans must reject bigotry — and reject Donald Trump, March 15)

The Republicans haven’t been the party of Lincoln since they co-opted Southern voters in the 1960s and became the party of racists.

Topped by the intransigent tea party bloc, Donald Trump is simply the ugly culmination of what Republicans have been for decades. And certainly anyone who voted for any Republican candidate in the past eight years — as they were all beholden to extremists — is responsible for this ugliness.

Be proud or be ashamed, but that’s just a fact.

Meg Livergood Gerrish, Palmetto Bay

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