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Letter: Autopsy needed on the deceased Republican Party

From President Thieu, Republic of South Vietnam: "It is so easy to be an enemy of the United States, but it is so hard to be a friend." This is a message for the Trump Republican Party which I have determined to be a group of flaccid, old, fundamentalist white men.

"You cannot dispel your collective ignorance if you maintain your arrogance" — a quote from a Vietnam in-country veteran. I am aiming this quote directly at the 'thoughts and prayers" crowd. Regardless of our nation's situation in 2020, a legitimate autopsy must be conducted on the deceased Republican Party.

Steve Schmidt, a highly-respected patriotic citizen and advisor to the late Senator John McCain, suggested a political purge. You remember John McCain, don't you? A national hero who was spat upon by Trump and his sycophants; a Gold Star Family as well. I took that personally. The purge is necessary to clean out the riff-raff, grifters and opportunists. Examples are the Stephen Millers, the Huckabee Sanderses, Ann Coulters and other parasites with their plantation mentality.

With the escalation of our national debt by an estimated $1.3 trillion, should that not tell any of you that the Republican economic plan is a pyramid scheme? President Reagan called it "trickle down," Bush 41 called it voodoo economics, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls it her inheritance.

The Republicans willfully confuse oversight with regulation (we can't have that, can we?). Special Counsel Robert Mueller (a Republican) whom I trust and respect, is conducting a legitimate investigation into the Trump-Russia conspiracy.

Roger Stone, a confederate of Trump, bragged that a hostile takeover was successfully completed. I believe Roger Stone. Trump has demanded and received a pledge of loyalty from his unfit cabinet and other sycophants; consequently defecating on our allies, the Constitution, the rule of law, the Kurds in Syria, and our national honor and prestige. This corruption of our democracy and sensibilities is not who we are.

"It is so easy to be an enemy of the United States, but it is so hard to be a friend." President Thieu said this at the collapse of South Vietnam. Unless of course, you are a murderer like Putin, Assad, a Saudi prince or a Turkish dictator. All of this said, you cannot dispel your willful collective ignorance if you maintain your arrogance. Can you hear me now? Yes, I'm mad as hell and I'm not chewing on your backsides — I'm just telling you the truth.

— Leland Jenson, Detroit Lakes