Re “From a 'simple-minded' Trump supporter to an 'elite' Pawleys Island liberal” letter by Donald L'Abbate.
I often find it particularly amusing to retrieve the Monday edition of The Sun News and peruse the “Readers' Page.” Some of the commentaries published are, simply stated, mind-boggling.
The most recent example is the letter submitted by L'Abbate, wherein he went to great lengths in an attempt to defend what millions of Americans consider indefensible -- the simple-mindedness of President Donald Trump supporters and the evolving presidency of Trump itself). Indeed, the more he talked, the more he validated the arguments of the “elite” Pawleys Island liberal he was verbally attacking.
The mundane, cherry-picked, shallow and concrete “facts” L'Abbate cited were nothing more than the discourse of the same old, same old that's been banded around for the past five plus months in similar letters published by The Sun News. Was his rhetoric simple-minded? I'll allow his essay to speak for itself. What I will say is that I certainly didn't observe a great deal of critical thinking skills on display in his commentary; nor did any reasonable level of analytical reasoning jump out at me.
Secondly, I highly suspect that frequent attacks by the Pawleys Island liberal's detractors only encourage him to become more prolific in expressing his well-thought-out views on issues of local, state and national interest. While I'm not particularly crazy about his ideologies, I have high regard for his substantial skills, knowledge and perspectives, and how he can translate these qualities into very cogent, thoughtful and meaningful commentary. Truly, he isn't simple-minded, but I think he knows it when he sees, hears and reads it.
Ray Brayboy, Myrtle Beach