When I read the letter to the editor from Mary Jane Newell of Oxford (Jan. 24), I knew there’d be some backlash. Sure enough, Kevin Kimble from Lisbon responded with some sarcasm (Jan. 28), but also with great wit. He has my respect, and I thank him for his service.

However, while Newell may have erred in her labeling all Democrats as being the same, I get her point about hypocrisy. For example, check out this speech:

“But there are some areas that the federal government should not leave and should address and address strongly. One of these areas is the problem of illegal immigration. After years of neglect, this administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen the protection of our borders. We are increasing border controls by 50 percent. We are increasing inspections to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants. And tonight, I announce I will sign an executive order to deny federal contracts to businesses that hire illegal immigrants.”

“Let me be very clear about this: We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it. We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.”

Donald Trump? Nope, Bill Clinton’s State of the Union address, 1996.

We’ve heard Trump’s promises all through his campaign and, now that he’s been making good on them, the liberals are in an uproar.

Talk about hypocrisy. Wake up and let the man do his job.

David Theriault, Rumford


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