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GOP: Editorial shows lack of tolerance

Letter by Gene Harvey, Puyallup on Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:19 am | No Comments »
November 12, 2012 2:43 pm

The recent editorial advising the Republican Party to divest itself of “extremists” (TNT, 11-11) broadcasts loudly not only the arrogance of the editorial board but its intolerance of diverse opinions.

One wonders why the board, which clearly supports most of the political left’s policies, doesn’t entertain some soul-searching regarding the intolerant behavior of Democrats and their supporters. Instead, after victory at the polls, the board chooses to lecture others whose views vary from its own. So much for the notion of offering olive branches following victory.

It is one thing to have disagreements, but when they occur, rather than searching for common ground, the Obama administration and its surrogates often attack their detractors, labeling them as racist, homophobes, demons, etc., or floating innuendoes about their moral or ethical motivations. President Obama’s incessant character attacks on Mitt Romney were his major re-election tactic.

Obama incorrectly blamed all of his failure in managing the fiscal crisis on either former President Bush or the Republicans. Bush’s federal regulators attempted to rein in Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s reckless financial practices 17 times prior to the fiscal crisis. Each time, the Democrats opposed any regulation on either agency. Read “Reckless Endangerment” (2011).

I believe that President Romney would have moved on to job creation and economic prosperity for all who are willing to work, rather than criticize Obama’s record. Instead, we’ll likely experience four more years of Obama’s control and manipulation politics.

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