Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: Election 2012

Nov.
20th

ELECTION: President and our nation move forward

Now that the election is in the history books, and President Barack Obama remains our leader of this free country, we Democrats will do what we do best: lead this country forward. The Republicans will keep doing what they do best: criticize, obstruct, lie, cheat and steal.

With Karl Rove and his crooked operatives’ help, the Republicans attempted to rig this election one more time to their favor. Fortunately, it didn’t work, thanks in part to the Anonymous hacker group and citizen watchdogs who thwarted their actions.

In addition, many thanks to David Axelrod and David Plouffe, senior advisors to

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Nov.
12th

GOP: Editorial shows lack of tolerance

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

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Oct.
24th

ELECTION: Rob McKenna is the leader state needs

Rob McKenna has a proven track record and achievements that have been recognized statewide and nationally. His biography and work as Washington’s attorney general are very impressive. He has reached out to both Democrats and Republicans to develop real solutions that both parties support.

McKenna is also the immediate past president of the National Association of Attorneys General, proving himself trustworthy by his fellow AGs. In addition, he’s argued and won cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a topnotch professional all around.

There are many problems with the current administration that need thoughtful solutions: deficits, school funding, roads,

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Oct.
24th

ELECTION: Troy Kelley best choice for auditor

State Rep. Troy Kelley has served as a legislator for six years in the 28th District. In the voters’ pamphlet, his opponent characterizes him as “professional politician.” His opponent wants to become a professional politician. He ran for Congress in 2010 and filed for Congress in 2012 before switching to run for state auditor.

Kelley’s opponent makes reference in the voters’ pamphlet to a fox watching the hen house. It now appears that Kelley’s opponent is the fox with his eye on the hen house for he was calling state employees in the auditor’s office soliciting campaign donations. Not too

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Oct.
24th

ELECTION: President reveals his ignorance

President Obama’s reference to “horses and bayonets” in Monday’s debate while discussing the size of our Navy reveals ignorance. As commander in chief, you’d think he’d have a better grasp of why it’s important to have a navy which surpasses all other navies, not only in quality, but also in quantity.

Prior to World War II, the Navy spent much of its resources on building battleships. It wasn’t until the attack on Pearl Harbor that America fully realized, belatedly, that the aircraft carrier was the “future.” As a result, there was a mad rush to build carriers.

The aircraft carrier

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Oct.
22nd

ELECTION: What’s Romney afraid we’ll find out?

Greg Palast’s investigative article in The Nation exposes Mitt Romney’s profit, at a minimum, of $15.3 million from the very auto industry bailout he condemns, discloses Romney’s ties with vulture capitalist Paul Singer, and highlights his knowledge and participation in the Delco takeover that held the automotive industry hostage.

This investigation raises the question of Romney’s business practices, his refusal to release his tax returns, his lack of transparency and his honesty. What are Republicans afraid will be found in Romney’s tax records that they’re not screaming to the hills, “Release your tax returns! Clear the record!”

Romney made all

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Oct.
22nd

ELECTION: Intolerance to black Romneyites

The recently released Pew Charitable Trusts’ Economic Mobility Project report indicates during the slow recovery from the recession, black middle-class families suffered massive decreases in wealth and high rates of home foreclosures with an unemployment rate of 13.4 percent. The report projects that 68 percent of of black Americans reared in the middle of the wealth ladder will not do as well as the previous generation.

And yet, according to polls, 94 percent of African Americans plan to vote once again for the president. This is astonishing, given Barack Obama’s poor record managing the fiscal crisis. In addition, the degree

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Oct.
22nd

ELECTION: Darneille’s responsive to citizens

I have never been involved in a political campaign before, but I am deeply involved in Jeannie Darneille’s campaign for state Senate in the 27th Legislative District.

I first worked with her when she was the director of the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, and I was a volunteer at Three Cedars AIDS hospice. I got to see firsthand her courage in fighting for disadvantaged people and in standing up for just but unpopular causes.

I contacted her again recently with my concerns about education, and she took most of the morning to meet with my colleagues and me. I was

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