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ELECTION: GOP out of touch with average Americans

Letter by Patrick N. Allen, Grapeview on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm | 54 Comments »
September 24, 2012 2:41 pm

With the addition of Paul Ryan to their ticket and the predominance of tea party thinking, the GOP has moved so far right that it has lost touch with the average American.

The Republican positions on women’s reproductive health care; same-sex marriage; immigration reform; increased Pentagon spending; and decreased spending on education, transportation, infrastructure and health care are all contrary to emerging thought. These positions reflect a timeworn mentality.

Whatever happened to Republican moderate conservatism – the kind of conservatism that is needed to provide a healthy balance as our elected officials consider legislation? Now we have a Republican Party whose sole intent is to obstruct and bring a president down. The American people deserve better.

Both candidates are correct when they say “the choice is clear.” I believe that we will vote in November to restore compromise and confidence in our government. President Obama will be re-elected by a comfortable margin, and the Democrats will begin the process of taking back the House.

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