I’ve been around for a long time, but I have never witnessed the level of disrespect for a president of the United States.

I grew up in a Democratic household. There was never a harsh word said about anyone that had different political views. Respect! John F. Kennedy was a womanizer. Lyndon Johnson was a warmonger. Richard Nixon was a crook. Ronald Reagan had the Iran Contra affair. Jimmy Carter was a lame duck. George Bush said no new taxes. Bill Clinton lied on national television to the American people more than once. George Bush had Dick Cheney and WMDs in Iraq. Obama had his health-care plan and another lying Clinton as secretary of state. All the while, Republicans maintained respect.

I don’t know what has happened to the Democratic Party. They have no moral compass whatsoever. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are abhorrent. The Democratic Party no longer exists.

And now I read in your newspaper where the mayor of Hailey compares the president of the United States to Hitler and Mussolini. Are you kidding me? He ought to look in the mirror and question his thinking. I don’t believe his father would want him to disrespect the president of the United States that way.

Shame on you, Mayor Hammaerle. Voters don’t forget. Respect!

God bless America and the president of the United States.

James Blackburn, Sun Valley

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