Opinion | Letter: Don’t speak for ‘the people’
Last Friday’s letter from Rose Pray reported that an organization called Americans for Prosperity is investing in Republican candidates. I say thank God! I suspected her to be a left-wing liberal transplant calling herself a Colorodoan. I did some homework and guess what folks: she’s straight out of San Francisco. She registered to vote in Summit County in 2007 and lives in a nice home in Dillon. Nothing against anyone being from another state, but how dare her call her choice for governor, “the People’s Choice.”
Let her first be up front about her name and then play fair. If she thinks more money thrown at a campaign will determine who wins, let’s take a short look at the last presidential election.
Hillary outspent Donald throughout the campaign in every category. Nineteen percent of her almost $1.1 billion came from four super PACs: 1) Priorities USA Action, $173.3 million; 2) American Bridge 21st Century, $15 million; 3) Correct the Record, $9.4 million; 4) Ready PAC, $3.6 million.
The Democratic National Committee along with Hillary’s Victory Fund and Action Fund gave upwards of $750 million. Hedgefunder Donald Sussman gave $21.8 million. No $100 contributions here.
In contrast, Donald Trump’s total media ads were $107 million. Digital and internet ads, $85 million and air travel, $26 million.
Whether you lean left, right or sit in the middle, this kind of rhetoric from a California liberal speaking for “the people” is deceptive.
If this country’s two main parties keep refusing to find common ground, we will all share the same sinking ship.
We all get one vote in this Democratically elected Republic. Rose, you are no exception so speak for yourself, not “the people.”
What do you have against prosperity? You seem to be thriving.
God Bless America.
Delia (Clark) Bell, Grand Lake
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