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How can President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik be good for our health when they travel to Tulsa, no masks and tickets removed from seats to ensure no social distancing? The president has criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for requesting medical supplies, more than the president thought necessary, and has tried to make the novel coronavirus a red/blue issue.

Ms. Stefanik picked up the baton, called for an investigation of Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes then criticized Cuomo for requesting people visiting from surging coronavirus states to quarantine for 14 days. Even the president’s task force is concerned about the widespread virus across dozens of states.

We are awaiting a Supreme Court decision regarding the status of the Affordable Care Act with no health plan in place by Trump or the Republican Party, having years to do so. While we are in a national health crisis, the president is pressing governors to open schools in August and threatening to withhold funds if schools do not open.

The president held two rallies around the Fourth of July calling peaceful protesters angry mobs, new left fascists, bad people. On this special holiday, we needed something the president isn’t capable of, uniting versus dividing.

This may be one of the most important votes we cast in November. Ms. Stefanik appears to be aiding and abetting the president’s discord. What are Ms. Stefanik’s plans for providing health care for all in her district, addressing systemic racism (Tedra Cobb joined protesters in Glens Falls), climate change (acid rain in the Adirondacks) and investigating the Russian bounty on our military (Fort Drum is in her district)? Stefanik needs to be held accountable even though she has demonstrated that the president doesn’t have to be held so for any of his actions.

Words aren’t enough. Don’t tell me — show me.

Sally Doxtater

Sackets Harbor

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Holmes -- the real one

Stefanik, of course, does not hold Trump accountable. Why should she? Trump has made his position clear: "I don't take responsibility at all." Besides, Stefanik is his #1 cheerleader.

Stefanik, whose sham "support" of our troops and veteranshas been on display for all of them to see, was part of the inspiration for this ad from VoteVets.dog:

https://youtu.be/dUy7r6LMqoA

minder

Powerful ad. I hope everyone sees it and thinks long and hard about what kind of country they want to live in. Thanks for posting the link.

Pitbull

Your entire letter is pure projection, plain and simple.

hermit thrush

what do you think real holmes is projecting here? do you understand what the word means?

Holmes -- the real one

Meanwhile,

I just received this (courtesy of having reserved tickets for a Trump rally that was canceled before I could not attend). It says it is from Donald Trump

"I’ve asked my team to pull the records of my BEST donors - our most loyal Patriots who I can always count on when I need them the most. I’m disappointed to say that when I asked for your file, they told me you’ve NEVER contributed!"

Of course, I answered immediately.

Dear Donald Trump,

I thought you should know that somebody is sending emails in your name requesting money. I know for certain that those emails are not coming from you because I remember that back on 10/19/15 you said 'I don't need anybody's money" because you are really rich. Anybody who has a gold toilet has got to be super rich!

Personally, I think it's another one of those Democrat hoaxes to make it look like you are desperate and not winning.

We, your faithful supporters, know that you are rich and we're not going to be taken in by some Democrat lie pretending you need money.

Wishing you all the BEST!

minder

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rockloper

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Pitbull

Pure projection, Holmes. You are actually a Trump lover who is portraying himself as a hater to fit in with the lib crowd.

Holmes -- the real one

Sally Doxtater of Sackets Harbor -- This is a well written and insightful letter.

minder

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KRobbins

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KRobbins

How can President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik be good for our health when they travel to Tulsa, no masks and tickets removed from seats to ensure no social distancing? The president has criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for requesting medical supplies, more than the president thought necessary, and has tried to make the novel coronavirus a red/blue issue.

New York is one of the states heading in the right direction on the virus because of the leadership of Cuomo. If we were dependent on the leadership of Trump and Stefanik we’d be where TX, FL, AZ and 30 some odd other states are with the numbers going up. And as long as the rest of them don’t get their act together we can’t be truly safe either.

Biden/Cobb

Pitbull

Yay! Cuomo made an awesome choice signing the directive to send infected people to nursing homes. Just the facts! Now, the Hair Sniffer in Chief will save us from Trump! Biden/Cobb/Cuomo!

KRobbins

We are awaiting a Supreme Court decision regarding the status of the Affordable Care Act with no health plan in place by Trump or the Republican Party, having years to do so.

Thank you, Sally. Stefanik has had 6 years to come up with a replacement for ACA. The closest she and Trump have come is to promote junk insurance plans that were always meant to be temporary.

Who’s better for our health insurance? Biden/Cobb.

What do you value more than your health?

minder

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Holmes -- the real one

You are making some excellent comments, KRobbins.

KRobbins

Thank you. I enjoy yours as well. Since I’m commenting I’d like to toss a compliment out to your local paper for running a great comments section. The rapid moderation is wonderful.

Pitbull

Hermit thrush disorder,

Knock off the cocky pontificating, English professor.

Newsjunkie39a

"cocky pontificating"

Oh my, Mr. Bull, I admire how you employ those big words.

hermit thrush

if i had nothing substantive to say on my own behalf, then i would probably go for a response along the lines of this one from pitbull.

Pitbull

Love fest

Pitbull

Sycophant.

hermit thrush

see, saying "sycophant" here, that's projection.* who are you saying real holmes is a sycophant to? there aren't any even remotely plausible candidates in sight. you're projecting your own sycophancy to stefanik and trump.

*ok, it's also possible you don't know what the word means, other than that it's something bad.

hermit thrush

good letter.

rockloper

Tedra

Holmes -- the real one

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minder

Thanks for saying it so well. Stefanik creates discord and division among her constituents to further her own agenda. She is sacrificing the well-being of those she represents to move up a rung on her career ladder. It is shameful and it is devoid of ethics. I hope that ultimately, here in the north country, right still matters. I guess we'll find out in November.

Pitbull

This liberal claim of fomenting division is just one more democratic foil. The dems love division. We're not Americans, we're ____-Americans. Fill it in with your favorite tribal nametag. Cobbing (pun intended) together a bunch of tribes is what the Dems do. Elise simply has an agenda and purpose you dont like. However, there are more of us that support Elise than Cobb people here in the North Country (where right still matters).

minder

Since Stefanik's agenda and purpose are not focused on the needs and well-being of her constituents it is questionable why anyone in the north country would like it. I think some people overlook her agenda and support her because she has been successful at promoting opposing 'sides' of issues instead of looking for areas of agreement and encouraging cooperation for the common good of the area.

Holmes -- the real one

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Holmes -- the real one

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Pitbull

The only possible reason we support Elise is the same reason we support Trump. We're Bible toting, gun slinging, smelly Walmart shoppers with little to no education.

Holmes -- the real one

This is a lame attempt at projection.

So obvious and transparent that it should be embarrassing to the writer.

Holmes -- the real one

Pitbull

Is it the case that you really do not realize the sort of communication you put forth?

These comments of yours here are the farthest thing from responsible and respectful conversation.

The one that begins, "This liberal claim..." is pure projection. Take a moment and think about that. Is this how individuals in your church speak to one another? You have mentioned your respect for the Bible. What sort of things does the Bible say about how people should communicate?

That comment that begins, "The only possible reason..." is similarly projection, simple and transparent."

Take a minute, settle down, and really look at what you have written.

You have presented your own stereotyped view to use posing as criticism of another.

Newsjunkie39a

Well said, Real Holmes!

Pitbull

You are one arrogant dude. Are you a lawyer, a college prof, or what? Look at your own posts, Pastor Holmes. Is your favorite concept projection?

Pitbull

You are condescending, arrogant and rude. My comments are clear and straight forward. I'm thinking your mind just can not grasp a different way of looking at the same world. Now settle down, look at all your posts and consider rethinking this.

Newsjunkie39a

"where right still matters" I take it you mean FAR RIGHT.

Newsjunkie39a

"dems love division" Hilarious.

And here we are, in the reign of the Divider in Chief.

rockloper

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Holmes -- the real one

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Gracie

Tedra

Holmes -- the real one

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