The current GOP tax "reform" did not surprise me at all. If Republicans in the House and Senate did not cater to their wealthiest private and corporate donors, they might not get the financial support they need in their upcoming elections. That's all. Power and money is their priority. Oh yes, and stick it to Obamacare. You get what you vote for.
What truly astounds me is that although Trump's approval rating is dropping among Republican voters, it is still relatively high in spite of it all. First, there is an increasing amount of evidence that the Trump campaign and surely Trump himself knew about and participated in Putin's cyber warfare against our democracy. Trump and company are now trying to discredit the FBI and Robert Muller's investigation.
Following Putin's playbook, they are continuing to use lies, denials, and distractions to get out of any wrongdoing. And some Americans are falling for this! Unbelievably, some people being polled say that, even if Trump and his cohorts were found guilty of collusion, they don't think it's a big deal!
How can one not care about this?
Second, how can one be a "proud supporter" of Trump when he has not only given support to an accused child molester, but has himself been accused of sexual harassment or assault by at least 16 women, including the attempted rape of a business associate, and the rape of his ex-wife and the rape of a 13-year-old girl (Chris Riotta, newsweek.com, Nov. 11, 2017).
Honestly now, they can't all be lying. What's a president to do around here to lose the support of Republicans? Walk out into a crowded street and shoot someone?
Kathy Riedmann - Los Osos