Oh please, John, yes liberals are a bit clumsy at addressing certain average American concerns, but conservatives absolutely trample over them. Republican administrations are where the main street economy goes to die because the nation’s wealth in GOP land gets shoveled up to the offshore bank accounts of the mega rich instead of into the pocket of average citizens who then immediately plow it back into the economy creating product demand.

In fact in every issue from healthcare to the environment that effects average Americans the GOP is a negative force. Yet by playing the “other’ card and employing voter suppression and gerrymandering Republican shills for the fat cats manage to hold on to power. This is coming from someone who is pretty well off and a moderate, so don’t try and hang a wild lefty tag on me.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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