The letter in the Aug. 16 edition of Tehachapi News called President Trump an “unrepentant liar,” but the writer provided no examples to support his accusation. If this were true, examples should be easy to find.

The writer also said, “I thought I would never see a perpetually self-focused, pathological liar become President of the United States.” The writer obviously missed a perpetually self-focused, pathological liar who occupied the White House for eight years in the person of President Barack Obama. He is the one who said repeatedly regarding Obamacare that, “If you like your insurance, you can keep it," "If you like your doctor, you can keep him," and, "The average family will save $2,500 per year in health insurance costs, period,” all of which were lies.

To deflect attention from their incompetence in protecting our foreign service personnel, President Obama, along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (the most prolific liar in modern politics) and National Security Advisor Susan Rice, also said over and over that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi “was the result of a racist video,” also a baldfaced lie. Not to be outdone, Senate President Harry Reid said from the Senate floor that presidential candidate Mitt Romney “had not paid income taxes for years,” another outrageous lie.

Also in the past eight or nine months, sore losers from the 2016 presidential election keep saying that the Trumps “colluded with the Russians to steal the election," but they have not one piece of evidence to support their claim.

If you study all of this carefully, a pattern emerges that sheds some light on the Democrat Party play book and the condition of the modern Democrat Party itself. That pattern is “accuse, accuse, accuse,” “repeat, repeat, repeat,” and to hell with the truth. This is the last-ditch strategy of a party that has abandoned its guiding principles and has no coherent message to attract voters. All they have left is “attack, attack, attack,” a strategy that is cynically intended to influence the ill-informed and uneducated.

Finally, the writer says that our president “doesn’t even know the difference between an autocracy and a democracy.” Perhaps not, but the point is moot because our system of government is a Constitutional Republic and not a democracy. That is why our Pledge of Allegiance includes the phrase “and to the Republic for which it stands” and not “and to the democracy for which it stands.”

Wilbur Wells, Tehachapi