Editor,

Trumputinism in our Assembly District? That appears to be the direction we’re in when we receive electoral mailers using lies and libel to persuade voters to reject a candidate the senders don’t like. I know the person these mailers prefer to be a forthright and decent person but I’m awaiting her rejection of these disgusting efforts. So far in response I have written a check for the object of their libel, Giselle Hale as she seems a solid candidate that is not at all the person the mailers are trying to describe.

The best plan is to skip to the bottom of any flier and see who pays. These in question are by the ‘Housing Merchants for Responsible Solutions’ (Mother Theresa was a housing provider not these folks). They appear to be a large collection of national realtors and landlords totally concerned about their having no limits on their ability to rent gouge and do as they like.

As a landlord myself, I can see the parallels in our national politics. We have a major party which is sliding into being dominated by “Trumputinism.” That strain of authoritarian behavior we’re seeing in many previously democratic nations. Do whatever it takes to get your way. Democracy is dead unless it goes in your direction. Then it’s great but only then.

Mike Caggiano

San Mateo

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(5) comments

edkahl

Authoritarianism can evolve either from the right (Nazism or strong man governments) or the left (Communism). The perquisite for Authoritarianism is one party government. Hitler achieved authoritarian power though the National Socialist Workers Party. We may only be a few elections away from Democrats seizing one party control through border immigration

Westy

Edkahl, This is yet another example of the Great Replacement Lie. I would refer you to the excellent May 23 column by Rev. Lorrie Owens titled "Commit To Fight Lies and Hate."

HFAB

Bravo!

Terence Y

Well, Mr. Caggiano, you should also pull out your pen and write a check to Bolanos for Sheriff, seeing as how Corpus is resorting to your so called “Trumputinism.”

Westy

Oh I don't think Papan will be rejecting the smears. Sadly, she has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from the big oil and gas companies, such as Chevron. They are looking to own local politicians to stem the tide of litigation over the damage they have knowingly done to our environment. I will vote for Giselle Hale. I don't know her, but friends who do have spoken highly of her genuine commitment and work for the community.

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