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Opinion Both parties need to wake up

Former president Donald Trump.
Former president Donald Trump. (Rachel Mummey/Reuters)
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Eugene Robinson’s Nov. 9 op-ed, “Wake up to these ‘woke’ distortions,” noted that Republicans use the term “woke” as a smokescreen for dishonesty, imprecision and lazy thinking. He’s right. He neglected to say progressives use the word “Trump” for the same thing. Extremists in both parties avoid serious consideration of complex issues and derail compromise by invoking the others’ boogeyman.

It’s time for Democrats to let former president Donald Trump go. It’s time for Republicans to embrace facts. 

It’s time for both parties to wake up.

David Robinson, Bethlehem, N.H.