Letter: Editors need to give Trump a chance

My name is Garry Saylor. I, for easy identification, install “GV” between first and last name when I write to the opinion page. I am a user of your classified section as both a seller and a buyer.

I subscribe with home delivery. Although I hear stories about the internet killing printed news, I stick with my paper as a loyal reader.

I was impressed that the publisher picked a local guy to fill the editor gap. Your credentials and attitude between the lines seemed both positive and fresh.

Then the New Year opinion lead entry by you hit a wall. Your “spidey senses” turned dark and you went to a negative black cloud. You infer that an ugly change is around the corner. You choose a big word, oligarchs, to assume that Donald Trump is going to be a despot, a ruler, or worse. Further, he will use his cohorts to strip the country of its wealth for their own benefit, thereby making your detection “come to pass.”

This flies in the face of nearly 75 percent of the voters in Mohave County who went to the polls to end the Obama regime and keep it from wearing a skirt for the next four years with Hillary, the personification of ignorance and corruption. I fear the country would not survive.

Can you consider the possibility that Mr. Trump, having amassed billions of dollars, restored a city that was rotting, employed thousands and now is running out of challenges might be a good choice to save this wonderful thing our forefathers left to us?

He is Ronald Reagan on steroids! A 75 percent plurality says I may be right. Your black cloud of doom is way too soon.

The USA will not change on Jan. 20, 2017. We have balances of power from the Constitution, the senate and house, both still smarting over his takeover of the Republican Party and laying to rest the “backroom boys” and their lackey candidates (think Romney).

Our system of government is too fat and flatulent and needs a powerful new face to trim it down.

A successful business approach will work! Give it a chance!

Garry “GV” Saylor

Golden Valley

P.S. If you choose not to allow this on your opinion page, I will understand the reason!


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Wildrose 1 week ago

Great column Garry. As daily, we see Trump's ingenious picks grilled starting with Sen Jefferson Bauregard Sessions III for Atty General, the libs pulled out all the stops to prove Sessions is a racist and tried connecting him w/the KKK. Sessions ate their lunch.

It was he who got a black man put to death for killing a white man in Alabama, subsequently bankrupted the Klan and got them out of Alabama. As he sat with one of his four beautiful half Asian grandchildren on his lap at the start, he was accused of using her as a prop to prove he wasn't racist. Obviously, she adored him as he gently kissed her cheek.

Session S


Aleeta 1 week ago

.Wildrose - Jeff Sessions did NOT prosecute the Hays/Donald case. That case was prosecuted by Mobile County District Attorney Chris Galanous, who was also responsible for Hays receiving the death penalty (it was Galanous who petitioned the judge to over-ride the jury's recomendation for life in prison).

However, Sessions DID prosecute three civil rights leaders (including a former aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King) for voter fraud, based on just 14 "questionable" ballots. It took the jury only 3 hours to find all of those men not guilty. Sessions still claims he did the right thing in prosecuting them (along with other similar cases) while ignoring blatant white voter fraud and suppression at the time.

And it as actually Michael Donald's mother (with the help of the Southern Poverty Law Center) who bankrupted the Klan - NOT Jeff Sessions.

Finally, Sessions was denied a federal judgeship (an extremely rare occurance in which some members of his own party even took part) based on his demonstrable racist attitudes.


Wildrose 6 days, 7 hours ago

Actually, you are wrong on all counts but I don't have the time to go through and correct each point. Maybe later...

On the voter fraud, you left out several important points. It was blacks that were requesting the help because it wasn't "14 questionable ballots"; it was a long history of voter fraud they were sick about and tried to do something about it. For instance, in but one small town the number of people registered was double the population of the entire town.

It was Sessions actions that caused millions to come in, thus bankrupting the Klan. And it was Sessions, in his new position as Attorney General of Alabama that presided over and made sure the white man was executed. And he was.

Last week, people were questioned in Mobile restaurants that knew Sessions for up to 30 years, went to church w/him all those years. Blacks and whites alike said he had not a racist bone in his body. Had you watched the hearings, you would have seen the lineup of blacks testifying on his behalf.


Aleeta 1 week ago

If this letter is an example of the mentality of Trump voters, it doesn't reflect well on 75 percent of Mohave County's voting population.

Let's remember two things:

  1. That Hitler rose to power in very much the same type of election, with marked similarities to our electoral college and primary voting systems.

  2. That at one time or another a majority of voters favored slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, a prohibition against inter-racial marriage, and denying women the vote (or any other rights, for that matter).

What a meaningless argument that the legitimacy of something can be measured by how many people happen to support it.


IndependentThinker 1 week ago

Just a couple of questions. 1) That "same type of election" has been conducted for a couple of hundred years in America. Do you disagree with all those elections or just want to whine about the ones that didn't go your way? 2) While I might agree in general with the thought, since you feel that the legitimacy of something can't be measured by how many people happen to support it, do you also concede that the fact the majority of the popular vote went to Hillary (liberals argument that Hillary won the election) is also meaningless?


KingmanCares 3 days, 9 hours ago

You brought an excellent question which I see has gone unanswered not surprisingly.

Aleeta said: "What a meaningless argument that the legitimacy of something can be measured by how many people happen to support it."

Using his or her logic then means the majority vote for HRC is also meaningless. One equals the other.

Good catch IT. Although that particular commenter will likely never understand why rural areas of the USA must be represented equally this picture showing what it would be like if we did not have the Electoral College explains it well.

Oops. Looks like the site is broken. I will try to post the picture of the oversized states of CA, TX, NY, and one or two others at a later time.


Wildrose 1 week ago

Yes Aleeta, you're right. Southern Democrats did favor slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, etc Thanks to the Republicans during the Civil War era, we got rid of most of that but the Dem party wouldn't let go. So again, in the 1960's, we, the Republicans fought for rights for blacks all over again.

Speaking of people berserck over a fraud, did you see Obama's one hour farewell speech last night? I was embarrassed for him. He listed lie after lie after lie he had accomplished, (I have them documented here), speech was longer than the last three put together, said I, I, I, me, me, me 75 times, cried, then wiped a tear from his eye like a woman would do

THEN, moving only a couple miles from the White House, he gave his liberal sobbing foot soldiers their marching orders and promised, he would be there for them every step of the way. Most decent President's graciously just LEAVE. This lying jerk is anything but normal. He's no match for Trump who today, put to rest the CNN lies about hiring prostitutes to urinate on a bed in Moscow that the Obama's slept on. Unbelievable how low CNN libs and Carl Bernstein went on this one.

Hilarious how Trump called them out on it.


Aleeta 1 week ago

Wildrose - You really ARE history-illiterate, aren't you? Jim Crow laws and segregation didn't end with the Civil War (far from it). In fact, that was only the beginning.

As I've pointed out before, the NATIONAL Democratic Party faithfully supported the Civil Rights Act since its theoretical beginnings in 1948, with strong opposition from southern Dixiecrats and their southern REPUBLICAN counterparts.

It was national Democratic support for the CRA that sent Dixiecrats fleeing to the Republican Party in droves, and which began the decent of the south into racist Republican stronghold it still is today

Finally, didn't you bother to follow all the fact checks during the presidential campaign/debates? NO ONE can lie like Donald Trump.


Trakker 6 days, 21 hours ago

Thank goodness there is only 8 more days until the inauguration, that means only 8 more days of Wildroses hyperbole and hateful posts. After that things should go silent from her, she will have nothing to write about, at least that is my hope!


FrederickDW1 6 days, 13 hours ago

Aleeta, good for you as you are the only one here that has their facts straight. The rest are just giving conservative mumbo jumbo as usual.


Smith 1 week ago

Ronald Reagan is rolling in his grave! Trump is no Reagan!


Trakker 1 week ago

Smith, I totally agree. He has more of a Hitler mentality, but as an adolescent, he is too thin skinned to be President.


KingmanCares 1 week ago

Well, I gotta give credit where credit is due. The leftist liberals posting in this comment section are batting .000. In not one single instance was any of them correct. Not once. One would normally have to work hard at being wrong that consistently but not our libby's. Nope; they just naturally have this talent. Same thing with the one saying the same dishonest nonsense about Trump being in bed with Putin and owing "900 million". Of course we have only seen that lie, what, 50 times now just in these opinion comment sections? Big difference between an opinion and an outright lie.

It takes perseverance to be that wrong that often and that consistently. Credit where credit is due.


InformedIndependent 3 days, 16 hours ago

You are correct. Big difference between opinion and outright lie. You gave great examples of both right here.


MarlaK 6 days, 12 hours ago

Democracy is based upon the assumption that 100 people are smarter than 1.


samsos 6 days, 11 hours ago

Gary, Trump is NO Reagan!!! Trump NEVER gave Obama a chance. So now the shoe is on the other foot.


KingmanCares 5 days, 19 hours ago

Trump is going to be an even better President than Reagan.

Trakker/Bob/Lynn writes "Thank goodness there is only 8 more days until the inauguration, that means only 8 more days of Wildroses hyperbole and hateful posts. After that things should go silent from her, she will have nothing to write about, at least that is my hope!"

Except for being 180 out (still batting .000) there's almost some truth to this. It should read: Thank goodness there is only 7 more days until the inauguration, that means only 7 more days of leftist hyperbole and hateful posts. After that things should go silent, they will have nothing to write about, at least that is my hope!

I bet some leftists still believe Trump had prostitutes pee on a bed just because obama once slept there. I mean that's some real 7 year old child thinking going on there! C'mon kids! Grow up!


Trakker 4 days, 21 hours ago

Well, I can only say Trump does possess the mind of a 7 year old with his hissy fits. Only time will tell but history tells us that the far right lives for chaos but Trump is going to take it to a whole new level.


KingmanCares 3 days, 16 hours ago

Oh right Bob, I see what you mean, like when that so-called reporter from the once known news outlet CNN, which is nothing more than a 3rd rate tabloid, kept yelling at the top of his lungs during Trump's first press conference in a while and wouldn't shut up while Trump calmly but assertively kept telling the offending amateur to stop being rude.

Yeah, there was some real 7 yo low class behavior going on there but it wasn't coming from President Trump. 'President Trump'; man I like saying that and what a refreshing class act he is compared to the man-child he is replacing!! Now THAT was 8 years of 6-7 yo behavior. Glad that end of an ERROR is over with Friday so we can finally move on and thrive again.


Smith 4 days, 17 hours ago

Senate Intelligence Committee starting hearings on Trumps connections to Russians, his underling retired General Flynn a former employee of Russian Television violated the "Logan Act" question is did he do so at the instruction of Trump making Trump in violation of the "Logan Act" a impeachable offense! His ethics issues with business is going to doom him if nothing else does, the rumors and innuendo in this MI-6 dossier on Russians have something on Trump compromising him and that they have cultivated him for 5 years to be under their thumb is not good for America, he will never be a great president, but he may make Benedict Arnold look like small peanuts in comparison and Nixon like a petty pickpocket in comparison!


Trakker 3 days, 16 hours ago

I absolutely agree Smith. To compare Trump to Reagan, or to say he is going to be better than Reagan, just shows how clueless some people are. It's like comparing a Pitbull to a Chihuahua. One main "difference" between Reagan and Trump, Reagan had class!