Endorsement not fair to Trump
Re “Clinton and Kasich are best in California primary” (Editorials, May 5): As expected, The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board is slamming the Republicans’ leading nominee, Donald Trump. The Bee endorsed Hillary Clinton, a professional politician who is under investigation by the FBI, and Gov. John Kasich, another professional politico who is out of the race, which tells you all you need to know.
Trump has worked hard and made it to the top. He is going to beat Clinton in a landslide.
David Brannan, Citrus Heights
Editorial board out of touch
I am 62 years old and a lifelong Democrat. Over the years I have witnessed my party turn politically to the right to defeat Republicans. To do this, my party has supported illegal wars in Iraq, mass incarceration for drug use, expensive corporate health care and reduced aid for the poor.
The FBI is investigating Hillary Clinton for using email not protected by the government when she was secretary of state. She has sold herself to the wealthy in order to finance her campaigns. I stand with the people, who are tired of corporations dictating what laws are written.
Bernie Sanders would guarantee a more humane government in Washington, D.C.
Dennis L. Chilton, Elk Grove
How convenient to endorse Kasich
How convenient of The Sacramento Bee to endorse Hillary Clinton and John Kasich in the California primary, one day after Kasich dropped out of the race.
While I am no fan of Donald Trump, it is clear The Bee hopes to muddy the waters even more on the Republican side by endorsing a candidate who has already withdrawn.
Lennie Chancey, Roseville
I’ve heard it for the 32nd time
Re “A GOP stalwart turns to Hillary” (Insight, Dan Morain, May 5): Donald Trump can’t win because his team doesn’t have NFL-approved uniforms. His team can’t throw the ball, his quarterback is too old. His roster is suspect. He doesn’t have an experienced coaching staff.
How many times have these inferences been made? No one likes him; he can’t pull it off. He’s too abrasive, too egocentric. He bluntly says what’s on his mind. He has no government experience.
But, he’s still standing. His recent opponents will be home watching him play in the Super Bowl. And he just keeps winning.
He understands his fans. He plays to his strengths. His fans believe he will “Make America Great Again.”
Meanwhile his opponents scratch their heads in wonderment.
Russ Brown, Carmichael
Why the bias toward Trump?
Why, oh why, does the media favor Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination? There are so many front-page articles for such a tricky guy. I’m not a Ted Cruz supporter, either, but thanks to the media, the nomination appears to be swinging to that blatantly unqualified, politically scary, unstable man.
What happened to the fourth estate, providers of unbiased, in-depth coverage for the common good?
Christine Lewis, Fair Oaks
Common sense lacking in N.C.
Re “Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ violates civil rights, feds tell North Carolina” (Page 10A, May 5): I must ask this question because nothing I have read has addressed it. How will this “bathroom law” be enforced? Will there be deputized attendants in each and every public restroom in North Carolina asking to see your birth certificate? Or will people make a citizen’s arrest when they see an infraction?
How will people be able to make a correct assessment about another person’s anatomy? Most people are not transgender. Yet some outwardly may appear to be. However, upon closer scrutiny their gender does match their birth certificate. In my opinion, this law comes from a mindset of ignorant fear and is impossible to enforce.
Carol Bellamy, Meadow Vista
North Carolina being bullied
The actions of the Obama administration in sanctioning North Carolina for its “bathroom bill” law remind me of a schoolyard bully viciously humiliating a weaker student just because he can.
Bob Schroeder, Lincoln
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