Forum News Service columnist Rob Port has made a "career" out of being a mouthpiece for a conservative movement that has become more bigoted, exclusionary and dangerous by the day, so his strike out against the horrible "left" for their violence and vandalism in the wake of Trump's election is laughable, but not surprising (column, Feb. 5).
Port can hedge all he wants, but at the end of the day he supports a party that has no respect for religion, race or gender - unless it's one they approve of. By supporting Donald Trump and Trump's ilk, Port supports mass discrimination of religious groups, the assault on women's reproductive rights and an increasingly confident White Nationalist movement.
But rather than look at himself and the party he supports, Port instead chooses to focus on the actions of his sworn enemy - The Left - while ignoring just why these actions are taking place.
Now, I'm sure Port will run to his keyboard to hammer out a blog defending himself against these claims as soon as possible, but it's fairly easy to look through his (unfortunately) extensive body of work published by The Forum and its properties to see where he really stands.
So go ahead, Rob, keep carrying water for a party that has compromised all of its ideals to foster a climate of hate and exclusion. But don't expect any sympathy when you decide to cry about how they are being attacked for those views.
Smith lives in Fargo.