Clinton responsible for her own demise
Donald Trump’s win had little to do with how any segment voted, be it women, LGBT people, blacks or whites.
Trump won because Hillary Clinton spent 35 years garnering influence/connections, living above the law, and then spent the last 10 years peddling that influence for tens of millions of dollars.
People despised her for that, and nothing she could do or say during her campaign could erase that stench.
Bob Lilien, Charlotte
Trump supporters have been conned
President Obama showed us who we could become. Donald Trump has shown us who we really are.
Those who voted for him are in for a rude awakening when he takes away their health care benefits, Social Security, Medicare, consumer protections, and a host of other benefits they have come to rely on.
The savior they believe will improve their lives by creating jobs is nothing but a con man.
Sharon Baker, Charlotte
Trump protesters lack tolerance
I was never a fan of either candidate. However, after the election I did feel proud and grateful to live in a country where the transfer of power takes place so gracefully and peacefully.
However, I am confused by all the people protesting Donald Trump’s election.
It seems ironic that people who so fervently preach tolerance are so unwilling to give it to the person with whom they disagree.
Tom Spencer, Waxhaw
Christian label no longer seems to fit
Donald Trump calls himself a Christian, as do many of his fans.
But if they claim that label, yet disregard Jesus Christ’s clear teachings about caring for the least in our society, then behave in ways that are neither meek, merciful, nor peacemaking, and do not love and welcome all as Christ did, then I will no longer describe myself as Christian.
Please call me a Jesus Follower – and join me!
Jannica Greife, Charlotte
Mistake to base votes on race, gender
Mistake to base votes on race, gender
Pundits, politicians and prognosticators will discuss and debate why Trump won.
Regardless of which reason you settle on, I have a restored faith that the American voting populace has learned that voting for a president based on gender makes as much sense as voting for a president based on race.
In other words, none.
Peter Stollmack, Charlotte
To unite us, learn from Clinton mistake
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but in rural America she didn’t give voters a reason to select her.
While I too was devastated by Donald Trump’s election, he talked about jobs and that’s what it’s about for rural America.
The Democrats talked about free college, but that demographic isn’t interested in college. In fact, some of them don’t want their tax dollars paying for someone else’s college education.
They want hands-on jobs to return to their areas and want local training to do those jobs.
Recognizing what is important to rural America and taking steps to make that happen will help unite this country.
Linda Lawyer, Charlotte
McCrory tried to do right thing on HB2
In light of the long held image of Republicans doing anything to further business interests in this country, I feel Gov. Pat McCrory deserves some credit on HB2 for doing what was best for the safety of children, albeit at the expense of revenue for the state and his own political interests.
It’s not often a politician will fall on his sword to do what’s right.
Keith Dixson, Pineville
Cotham deserves to be named chair
That fact that Mecklenburg County commissioners have been, and still are, willing to deny Pat Cotham – the top vote-getter – her rightful position as board chair is nothing but overt racism on the part of current Chairman Trevor Fuller and Ella Scarborough.
Showing such blatant disrespect to Cotham and the will of the voters is unforgivable.
Kenan Sneed, Charlotte
Oh how I’ll miss Leonard Cohen
In response to “Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82” (Nov. 11):
Four years of Donald Trump – doom and gloom – and where is our messianic poet to sing our solemn song and express our horror and grief? Leonard Cohen, come back!
Sharon Kugelmass, Charlotte