Sad scene in D.C.
Published 5:12 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Editor, Smithfield Times,
Decades ago I heard or read about Watergate and they said that while Nixon wasn’t involved in Watergate, apparently everybody thought he was, so he resigned because he thought sitting in a White House surrounded by bayonets wouldn’t go over too good.
So on Biden’s first day as president we have a White House surrounded by bayonets. Makes you wonder what’s coming next.
Democrats will say the bayonets were in response to the riots. But Republican presidential candidates have lost to Democrats lots of times and there was never a response like this. So what’s the difference this time?
Faced with a very awkward situation, this is all they had to save the day: “Racism!” That’s their fallback position. But even radio talk show hosts were denouncing the rioters, saying that the rest of us should be nice and play by the rules.
Jim P. McAdaragh