How sad it is that we live in a time when partisan politics means partisan news and partisan beliefs. Extreme partisans on the right and on the left tend to live in an echo chamber that only reflects their beliefs. That is why I felt I must respond to Mr. Kerr’s opinion letter of Oct. 31, 2018 (link).
I won’t bother making a point by point critique of his letter. Let’s just say that the “once proud” Democratic Party is still very proud. And I am extremely proud of our local Democratic candidates and elected officials. We seek out local/regional candidates who are willing to reach across the aisle and work in the best interests of their constituents. We encourage them to talk to a wide variety of people and seek out opinions, which can differ from their own.
Staying in our partisan corners and lobbing insults at the other side accomplishes nothing and we want to get things done.
Living in a science town, most of us would agree that you shouldn’t draw conclusions from anecdotal evidence. The actual numbers of local registered voters show a very different story than the one Mr. Kerr puts forward.