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Never in the history of the United States has the opposition held a meeting and decided that no matter what the policy, even if it were good for the country, they are going to object and block the policy. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich informed us of that.
The point is that the Republican Party for the past four years was in hopes that if the economic recovery was slow enough they would be able to use that as rallying cry to vote a Republican back into the White House.
Trickle down policies of the past 30 years have not worked and repackaging them and trying to sell them again is not what the American people decided Nov. 6, 2012.
In fact, flags have been at half mast for the past four years because the Republican Party decided that is was more important to defeat President Obama than to work on solving the issues that face this country.
Sen. McConnell can now go to work on the problems that face this nation since he no longer has to make sure that President Obama is a one-term president. The country remains divided not because of the policies the president has brought forward, but because in many, not all, somewhere in the dark recess of your mind you are still in disbelief that An African American was not only elected but re-elected to the presidency.
The fact is that there is not only a racial divide in this country but also an economic divide. For some of us, we fall on the wrong side of both divides. God Bless America. We certainly need it.
Marcus D. Ray
Definition of insanity
It’s been said Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Despite four years with an inept president, a gridlocked Congress and continual partisan bickering, this election the American voters decided to do the same thing over again. After all the speeches, political commercials and media bloviating, we’re back right where we began; the same president, Republicans in charge of the House and the Democrats controlling the Senate. Do we really expect a different result?
We chose to re-elect a president who oversaw the worst economic recovery in our history, and spent us into $16 trillion in debt. Under his watch the welfare rolls increased over 70 percent and food stamp use over 32 percent. The price of gas has nearly doubled the last four years and food prices have skyrocketed. For most of his last term the unemployment rate has been over 8 percent and we still have 23 million Americans unemployed as we approach the fiscal cliff. Although there’s no real plan in place to fix any of these issues other than to make the rich pay more and increase federal spending, we decided a change wasn’t necessary.
We voted for a president who’s had at least four major scandals and whose nationalized healthcare bill will become the largest tax increase in American history. This is a president that still feels the need to apologize for America. His first choice when addressing our problems is still to blame anyone but himself. He’s made it evident hanging with celebrities is more important to him than working to resolve our issues. And yet, we saw no need for change.
Some will dismiss this letter as sour grapes, but rather it represents a profound concern for what’s in store for our country. With apologies to Einstein, there is one result that’s different. We now have a president with no need to worry about another election. He’ll have no constraints in pushing his far left radical agenda and socialist policies to the extreme. Better buckle up America, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.