Republicans should be ashamed...
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One of the most creative songwriters of our time wrote, “I don’t know if I’m smart but I think I can see when someone is pullin’ the wool over me.”

This is exactly what Grand County Council Member Curtis Wells tried to do when he told The Times-Independent (in the March 22, 2018 issue) that fellow Council Member Mary McGann’s resolution to debate House Bill 224 and its impact on Grand County government was “politically motivated.”

The irony is completely lost on the Grand County Republican Party but it couldn’t get any more politically motivated — the state legislature and governor blatantly acted to strip Grand County of its chosen form of self-rule.

But what was even more shocking in the caucus upshot article was the pugnacious and belligerent disrespect shown to fellow citizens and neighbors in the comments of Republican Party Chair Jeramy Day and former County Council Member Lynn Jackson.

Jackson called our form of government a “goofy little system.” Our system has been consistently supported for over two decades through the democratic process of voting. Mr. Day said that “with the current system, we have seen more than 25 years of ineptitude,” and “This is what happens when any Tom, Dick or Harry from somewhere in the county can run.” I assume he is referring to Mr. Jackson and the many Republicans, as well as Democrats, that have served our county during that time.

I found many other comments quoted in the article very disrespectful, scornful and unworthy of democratic discourse, even in this era of Trump. These men should be ashamed.

—Patrick McGann

Grand County

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