LETTER: Recent letter writer got it wrong about progressivism, endorsements

The PDN’s Nov. 16 letter to the editor, “Sore losers,” ironically quoted P.J. O’Rourke’s negative views of progressivism when in fact in 2016, Mr. O’Rourke endorsed the presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

O’Rourke stated that his endorsement included her “empty promises” and said, “She’s wrong about absolutely everything, but she’s wrong within normal parameters.”

A progressive is pretty much the same as a liberal and one whose worldview is founded on liberty, equality and social justice; Bernie Sanders is a sterling example.

A progressive is one who focuses on using government power to make large institutions play by a set of rules.

Mr. Trump, on the other hand, is in favor of removing all the rules for the large institutions, an invitation to financial disaster in the U.S. and around the world.

Phil McConnell,