After reflecting on Roberto Torres' column ("I'm hoping the DNC learned a lasting lesson in 2016," The Daily News, Nov. 6) whom I agree with, and listening to election returns on Tuesday, and Donald Trump's speech (if you can call it that) to the South Korea National Assembly, I had a few thoughts:
First, When Trump was describing the horrific quality of life and human rights violations of North Korea, I found myself thinking those descriptions could as easily have been describing the suffering underway in Puerto Rico; both ironic and hypocritical.
Secondly, Both Republicans and Democrats need to see the Nov. 7, 2016, election results as a referendum from the people. Listening to analysts and pundits agonizing over what strategy they need to take to capture or re-capture control is an incorrect response.
Both must abandon legacy tactics and do what seems so logical — listen to what the people of this country are saying, represent them as they were elected to do, and stop referring to us as statistics whose lives, well-being and ability to control at the poll are treated as secondary to their political ambitions.
"Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand."