Letter: Last week’s GOP Viewpoint turned my ballot ‘blue’

To the Editor:

My motto is always vote for the best candidate.  

This election reminded me of Dickens’ first line in A Tale of Two Cities (1859). “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way — in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”  The GOP Viewpoint by Hope Wise started with “This election is not about the president.”

Good point.  

However, she followed with Democrats wanting “votes based on emotion, fear and anger.” Isn’t this the big baby rhetoric the president uses, name calling, bullying, fake information, and non-existent threats of gloom and doom?  

Then Ms. Wise surprisingly wrote insulting comments about local Democratic candidates “not out of school long enough to have a paying job”, “wouldn’t send him to Stop and Shop for me much less to help fix our problems”, and “a woman whose political experience is organizing buses for activists wearing pink hats.”  

Is this the new face of the Republican party?  

Dickens’ last sentence reads “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”  

This made my voting decisions must easier.

PA Torzilli

Old Sib Road, Nov. 3