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POLITICS: Parker misses real issue with Romney

Letter by Ted E. Johnstone, Tacoma on June 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm with 5 Comments »
June 28, 2012 2:18 pm

Re: “For Democrats, this not-so-little pony is a rallying point” (Kathleen Parker column, 6-24).

Parker goes after Lawrence O’Donnell, a pro-Democrat journalist who commented on Ann Romney’s owning a horse, a symbol of wealth. Parker says Democrats envy “the rich … the lucky ones” and resent them as “the One Percenters.”

To her this resentment drives what she sees as the Democrats’ “war on success,” part of the ideological nonsense from the left” (she is quick with slogan-leadened phrases).

Because Parker frames everything in terms of schoolyard individualism, she misses the real issue behind Mrs. Romney’s horse: the growing and destructive social gap between rich and poor. We need to get our focus back on the bigger picture: the common good, a level playing field economically, and socially and fairness for all.

President Obama stands tall for these three great American values. We need four more years of his leadership to more firmly secure these three values – not mere gain for some individuals but society-wide sharing of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. While I believe you have a valid point, making fun of Ann Romney’s hobby was a terrible way to try to illustrate that point.

  2. BlaineCGarver says:

    I remember Wage and Price Controls from long ago…it helped to create the Misery Index that Reagan had to fix. Focus on bringing down Corp. Taxes, and jobs back to America so Workers can have the advantage again. Right now, jobs are so hard to come by, employers have zero reason to sweeten the pot, hell, we’re even going backwards.

  3. BGC – then don’t vote for Romney and other RepubliCorp candidates.

  4. Poor Ted is so mislead it is sad. Four more years of lie’s and the ability to ruin this country more than any other president in history? You have got to be kidding. How sad we have people like this that actually vote:(:(:(

  5. fanciladi says:

    SO…Obama stands tall for these great American values…I say he stands tall ON these great American Values and is stomping them into the ground. He will, maybe, be happy when we are all equal…meaning taxed to death and our ingenuity starved to death as a result.
    He seems to have a very ‘back_____’ view of our beautiful USA!

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