Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Barack Obama

Dec.
8th

OBAMA: The Mr. Nice Guy shtick has backfired

I used to be a staunch supporter of Barack Obama and the Democrats; now, not so much.

As distasteful to me as it is, I think in some ways, George Bush was more successful. He was somehow able to keep his party cohesive a majority of his time in office.

Granted, he had some powerful members of Congress working on his behalf. Remember the political capital he boasted about? He managed to spend most of that capital, albeit in ways I disagreed with.

In 2008, Democrats were swept into power, yet Obama couldn’t keep the troops together long enough to

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Dec.
8th

TAX CUTS: Stop the class warfare, Democrats

Over the past two years, President Obama and the Democrats have called the Republican Party the “Party of No.” In November, the American people said “No” to the party of higher taxes and massive spending, the Democratic Party.

Now, the Democrats want to raise the federal income taxes on families making over $250,000 and individuals making over $200,000. If successful, the tax rates for these families and individuals would go up from 35 percent to 39.6 percent and from 33 percent to 36 percent. Counting all taxes, would anybody work if they knew that over 40 percent of their income

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Dec.
6th

SOCIALISM: Please consult the dictionary

Re: “ECONOMY: Socialism has failed state, nation” (letter, 12-3).

The disjointed and illogical attempt to attribute the Great Recession to some failed American experiment with “socialism” was a real head-scratcher.

In contemporary discourse it seems that a person’s propensity for the word “socialism” is inversely proportional to his actual understanding of the term. Ground zero for the Great Recession was Wall Street – the center of the capitalist universe. I don’t know how much further one can get from socialism than the unregulated free-for-all feeding frenzy that was Wall Street in 2008, where brokerage houses were allowed to do as

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Dec.
6th

REPUBLICANS: Obama can’t stand up to greed

Whether the social issue is about health care reform, social security, minimum wage, Medicare, Medicaid, immigration reform, gay rights or racial discrimination, the Democrats are there to help.

These socialized programs were founded by Democratic presidents and leaders. The premise is simple – compassion, caring for people. The Republican agenda is privatizing these programs into corporations. They have succeeded with shipping jobs overseas, monopolizing and manipulating Wall Street, condemning union workers, and falsifying the truth. Their success is greed.

For example, the Republicans have embraced the Bush tax cuts with lies that they will create jobs when they mostly create

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Nov.
4th

POLITICS: What President Obama must do now

Post-election advice to President Obama: Mr. President, you have lost your base that elected you. Please put an end to the Gandhi speeches and put away the book of Lincoln. These are different times. Bipartisanship isn’t working for you. Today’s Republicans are not our parents’ Republicans. If you must replicate your idols, pick up the book of FDR or LBJ to master your skills in dealing with the Republicans and the tea party.

Hesitate before you go to the center. Going to the center worked for President Clinton, but it will not work for you. Today’s Republicans make Presidents Nixon

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Nov.
3rd

OBAMA: Columnist is way off base

Re: “What tea partiers won’t admit: It’s about Obama’s race” (TNT, 11-2).

For someone who won a Pulitzer Prize, it’s too bad Eugene Robinson’s facts are so askew. This is not about his race, it’s about ideology. If Robinson would stick to the facts and quit badgering, race baiting and making unsupported accusations, maybe he could see the forest through the trees.

The facts are: The American people elected Obama. Not because of the color of his skin, but because of his promise of bipartisanship, only to have him close the door on those with different opinions. This is not

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Nov.
3rd

OBAMA: Ideology, not race, is the problem

Eugene Robinson (column, 11-2) “wonders what it is about Obama that provokes and sustains all this tea party ire….. and the answer is pretty obvious: he’s black”. Since Obama’s father was black, Robinson concludes his son is black as well. I have a different perspective: Since his mother was white, I choose to believe he is white. Racial issue settled. Now to the real concerns.

As I see it, the problem with Democrats in general and Obama in particular is that they sincerely think their worldview is the correct one. Problem is that every single aspect of the programs being

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Nov.
2nd

OBAMA: Race is the least of his problems

Re: Eugene Robinson column, 11-2.

Maybe, just maybe, it’s the issues that are separating the citizens from the president.

I respect the president as the leader of our country. Most American people are more right of middle politically. That has nothing to do with his race. Maybe he thought that since he won the presidency he could lecture us in following him, not realizing that his elegance and unBush ways, along with hope and change won him the presidency. Did anyone know he was so far left in his political leanings? Did he misread the voters antipathy for the Bush

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