5 thoughts on “LETTER: The Election is Over, Losers Should Accept Results Nationally and Locally

  1. That one single letter from one single man could contain so much drivel is indeed impressive. However, one wonders if the incessant rate at which this man of the chair is compelled to submit these letters constitutes an abuse of the public forum which this website and editor has afforded to him and others. At this point why don’t we just call him a columnist and he can weekly issue whatever demands he has for whatever local board he would like to have enact them. Everybody has opinions. Not everybody has functioning sense of propriety. We call those people jerks and you can usually find them relegated to the comment sections of the world.

  2. Well, Mr. Trump has yet to clearly and explicitly denounce the racist, anti-semitic acts that have been going on since his election which might calm hotheads.
    Shep Ferguson

    • Right you are Shep. The hiring of Steve Bannon seems to confirm that, at the very least, Mr. Trump is appeasing the racists, white supremacists, misogynists, xenophobes and other assorted haters who were key to his election.

  3. The Electoral College is an arcane artifact of a slaveholding society and needs to be abolished as it has interfered with democracy on several occasions.

    Mr. DiMascio has a talent for delivering malarkey and mangled logic as if he were being paid by the word.

  4. Perhaps a brief history lesson is in order.

    Obama’s election in 2008 was preceded and followed by violent attacks and property destruction targeted against minorities. Kaylon Johnson, an African American campaign worker for Obama, was physically assaulted for wearing an Obama T-shirt in Louisiana following the 2008 election. The three white male attackers shouted “F*ck Obama!” and “N*gger president!” as they broke Johnson’s nose and fractured his eye-socket, requiring surgery.

    More frequently, Obama’s presidency was marked by effigies of our first black president hanging from nooses across the country, for example in Kentucky, Washington State, and Maine, or being burned around the world. What Trump supporters fail to remember is that following Obama’s election, property was destroyed across the country, for example in Pennsylvania, Texas, and North Carolina, and a predominately black church was torched in Massachusetts.

    I think Mr DiMascio and the Town Council in general should reach out to the residents of Watertown who are probably terrified that they don’t share the same skin color as Mr DiMascio. I am proud to be from Watertown, growing up here with such diversity and exposure to different cultures shaped who I am today. I have not heard of one incident that he describes happening in our town also I am sure that our Republican friends here in Watertown do not share the same fears as their Middle Eastern/foreign neighbors do. I for one will be on the lookout for incidents of violence and property destruction, and I’m not talking about some white kids from Oregon coming here throwing rocks, I’m talking about those in this community should they decide to commit any hate crime against any minority or person of color, sexual preference, or religion. I hope everyone can get behind that in this community regardless of who you voted for or political affiliation.

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