In a recent letter to the Deseret News, Ken Scheffler of Connecticut urged his fellow Democrats to save the country from the likes of Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump. I may have found his opinion worth reading had I not been stopped in the second sentence by his agist, racist and sexist characterization of both candidates as “angry, old, white men.”
Almost every American would agree that we currently have a surplus of anger in the country. President Trump seems prone to ruthlessly lash out at his political opponents, and every candidate showed plenty of anger in the recent Democratic debates. We can then reasonably concede and conclude that the president and all of the Democratic challengers are angry. Sen. Sanders and the president cannot be singled out as the only angry candidates.
Since anger is a characteristic of all the candidates, which of the other three descriptors he used would Mr. Scheffler have Sen. Sanders and the president change? Their age, their race or their gender?