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Republicans offer plenty of criticism, few solutions




In reading the story about Angela McGlowan (Republican analyst: GOP must ''stand ground,'' Dec. 9), she mentions how Americans are being exploited by the lies of the liberal agenda. That could go both ways.  


The first guy that popped in mind was Nixon. I remember reading an article in which the writer said when he entered the building and there stood Nixon, and he asked Nixon which way was the restroom. If Nixon said down the hall and to the right, he would go down the hall and go to the left because he knew that Nixon was lying. Then there was a saying about Clinton, when he lied, nobody died.  


And then here comes George Bush. I can see the helicopter now as it lands on the deck of ship. Out comes Bush wearing an Air Force uniform and walks across the deck with cameras flashing, to where there are several microphones dangling on a platform. Bush says, "The mission in Iraq is accomplished." Six years plus, the mission is still going on. Even the Iraqis'' said the war was not over, it was just starting. 


We went to war in Iraq because of WMD''s. After none was found, that must not have necessarily been the case. The Republicans talk about how the surge has worked in Iraq. With a 120,000 troops still stationed there, that also could be debatable. 


Never has there been a president sworn in with two wars and a recession/depression in progress. Obama and the Democrats are trying to correct this mess they inherited and apparently all the Republicans want to do is criticize them. The reason they were elected was because eight years of disaster of the Bush administration. 


As I was channel surfing, the announcer said, after a commercial Karl Rove was going to tell Obama how he could win the Afghan war if he did two or three things. But I kept on flipping trying to find something that made some sense. And then I happened to think, if Rove had given Bush that information, the war would have been over and Bush''s approval rating would have been higher than 24 percent when he left office. 


Now here comes Joe Wilson who calls President Obama a liar because Obama says that the illegal immigrants are not included in the health care bill. Whether it is in there or not, we are still paying their medical bills when they get sick. I wonder if he thinks when they get sick, they go back to their homeland to get well and then come back again. After 20-plus years of paying their bills, it would be hard to imagine how much it has cost us. 


I would like Angela McGlowan and the rest of the Republicans to tell us how they stand on illegal immigration. If someone is trying to recruit me from the lies of the liberal agenda, how do I know that they are not lying also? 


As our men and women are losing their lives in Afghanistan and countless number of injuries at a monetary cost of billions of dollars, guess who is constructing a copper mine there? You guessed it, China! 


With all the screaming that the Republicans have been doing, the stock market has gained another 1,000 points since my last letter. 


James E. Hodges, Steens



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Reader Comments

Article Comment notenoughtimehas passed commented at 12/15/2009 10:54:00 AM:

I hope you are still writing these letters in a few years because of obamas spending and recreation of this credit bubble the next recession/depression will be nearly impossible to pull out of!


Article Comment Starkpatch commented at 12/15/2009 12:32:00 PM:

Both Democrats AND Republicans are responsible for the mess we are in, and it's rather hypocritical when one side blames the other. Although there is some reform needed in healthcare, Government controlled healthcare is the wrong answer. They can't even manage the day to day operations of the US Government without having to borrow money from China to do so. I believe Obama is leading us in the wrong direction with his healthcare agenda and massive spending, but on the spending front, we had a big problem before he got there.

We need more leaders who will do what is right rather than what is politically correct. We need less partisan politics and more constructive dialog.

In the end, the biggest problem is no one party should ever control the Presidency and both houses. A split Congress/Presidency make D's and R's work together rather than against one another.


Article Comment gogetum commented at 12/17/2009 1:38:00 PM:

BO is a bigger liar than slick willy was. He and the dem led congress/senate are trying to destroy the republic and the constitution. Some will blindly follow them all the way to hell for what they're doing to a great Christian Nation. Allen West could be our first real black President if we last till 2012 or at least VP with Mike Huckabee as President , then in 8 years become President. Candidate Lieutenant Colonel Allen West
Congressional candidate Lieutenant Colonel West speaking at the American Freedom tour in Fort Lauderdale Florida at the Revolution Nightclub. For more information about the West for Congress campaign or to become involved please follow this link ...


Article Comment melody commented at 12/17/2009 1:59:00 PM:
Copy and past it. It makes for a chris matthews moment, you know, that chill running up your leg. I agree , this man is a real black man who I'd much rather have as President than the usurper/pretender in office now. What a disgrace and disapointment BO and his administration is. Too bad. His whole campaign promisises were big fat black lies. Go back and check it out Mr. Hodges. Don't be afraid to admit you are wrong and start seeing what is really happening.


Article Comment observer2 commented at 12/17/2009 10:50:00 PM:

Well , after reading the third paragraph of the Hodges letter I just stopped to get him on the right track. Probably memory lapse or just making up stuff(untruths) as he goes along. GW Bush did not land in a helicopter on a ship and was not in an AF uniform. And, There's a big difference in a mission, a battle and a war. Mr Hodges clearly doesn't know the difference. What are the two wars he refers to? There's only one world around here so there can be only one world war. He needs to get facts straight before doing another letter. Also when someone inherits something-it doesn't cost anything right? Well , the total dollar amount is not know that was paid by crazy left wingers to put the Usurper in office. A high price was paid for sure to get him elected and he isn't even a natural born citizen. Melody is right- Obama is a disgrace and will be remembered as the worst U.S. mistake of all times. Our only hope is for the tea party, conservative dems., independents, libertarians and repubs to join hands all across the nation. Looks like it's starting to happen.


Article Comment James E. Hodges commented at 12/19/2009 9:07:00 PM:

Bull At least we finally got rid of the unspeakable moron,bush.


Article Comment gogetum commented at 12/20/2009 2:07:00 PM:

Poor Mr Hodges has proven once again that he is lacking intelligence. Calling people names is a typical liberal practice. Too bad . It's a black lie to say President Bush is a moron , whatever that is. Might take a close look in the mirror, Mr Hodges, and see the difference . When were you ever President of the U.S.? or president of anything? I call BO a liar because he is one, only takes one lie to make you a liar. BO has a trash can full of em.


Article Comment James E. Hodges commented at 12/21/2009 9:34:00 AM:

On one of George Bush's trips to Saudia Arabia, I saw him on television in a room covered in red carpet and gold glittering all over. Bush was flashing a sword around the room, filled with several oil sheiks, while we were pulling up to the gas pumps, paying $4.00 for a gallon of gas. It appeared to me that he was in bed with the oil sheiks as he was with the oil companies. And I said to myself " he is a moran".


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