Without regard for what is best for America, when Barack Obama was elected president, Republicans announced that they would do everything in their power to make him a one-term president.
Whatever happened to the GOP, the “Grand Old Party”? The radical Republicans of today have used every method, including filibustering, to block nearly every bill proposed by President Obama.
What would our economy be like today if Congress had passed the American Jobs Act?
Countless jobs would have been created, and dangerous bridges, roads, airports and schools would have been repaired.
How many lives would have been changed? Children, families and seniors, all would have benefited.
Regarding our soldiers, the Republicans like to boast about their patriotism and how they support the troops. But when given the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to our veterans, they voted against the Jobs for Veterans Act.
When Mitt Romney declared that 47 percent of us are freeloaders who won’t take responsibility for ourselves, it was evident that he wouldn’t be helping us, but spend time helping the rich get richer.
True patriotism is more than wearing a flag pin. It means doing what is best for the entire country.
Trudy Swan Kitzmiller
Four years ago, I wrote a letter thanking the people of Ohio and the United States for electing a man of color to be president. It was something that I thought I wouldn’t see in my lifetime.
Now I have to write again and thank all the same parties for not believing all the really bad things that were said about the president and giving him a chance to finish the job.
All I can hope now is that, before I die, I get to see a woman president. Someday, probably long after I am dead, there will not be this desire to choose based on color or gender or religion or sexual orientation, but on whether a candidate is qualified to do the job.
In case anybody should wonder, I am not black, female, gay or religious. I am an American, and today, again, proud of it. Thanks.
Hear the quiet?
There are no annoying poll calls at dinnertime, no bullying rhetoric on the car radio.
No slick, expensive ads hitting file 13, no irritating puppets on TV, no elephants trumpeting or donkeys braying.
But there is the noise of inflated gas gurgling into your tank, of cash registers chiming as groceries go up.
There is the national debt ticking into eternity and shuffling feet in food and unemployment lines.
There are campaign promises hitting file 13.
I am a citizen, voter and senior, and I disagree with this mess(age).
What a relief
Thank God the election is over.
We’ve almost worn out the mute button on our TV set.
At times on the commercials, we couldn’t determine if they were referring to Billy Graham or someone on the FBI’s 10 most-wanted list.
Again, thank God it’s over.
Richard R. Shoemaker