Letters to the Editor

Letter: Hats off to the Tweetster

To the Editor:

Interesting column by a former teacher on Nov. 26.

After reading it, I now understand, if this is representative of the mindset of teachers, why Illinois students perform so poorly, according to the diminishing standards they are required by the education establishment to meet.

The column is completely devoid of any rational points or arguments to bolster the position of the writer, which in total sounds like a spoiled 6-year-old who didn’t get their way.

Typical of the left wing political strategy when you don’t have a valid point to make – attack the other side with meaningless dribble. The Saul Alinsky playbook on display.

As far as polling, with CNN stories being 93 percent against President Donald Trump and similar biases with other media, he is doing well. Remember, his 44 percent today compares with
47.9 percent for President Barack Obama and 60.9 percent for George Bush.

The writer tries to minimize the election by bringing up the tired Electoral College argument, but those are the rules to win and you can be sure if the rules to win were different, Trump would have run a different campaign, and still won. The rudeness and small-minded jabs are not fitting with the teaching profession.

Contrast this column to an obituary in the Chicago Tribune, also on Sunday, with the title, “Teacher stressed value of independent thought.” Obviously, the complete opposite of the Northwest Herald columnist’s mentality. People gave Obama huge credit for using social media in 2008 to reach millennials and other voters. Now, Trump is using Twitter. It is 2017, after all. And with all of the fake news, this is the only way to get the real facts directly to the people.

Jim Gigl

McHenry
 

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