In the last week, there have been a few letters to the Daily Republic that need addressing.
The first was in the Feb.17 edition concerning the GOP and racism. I am no fan of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, but when he spoke of the “food-stamp” president, he never mentioned race, but the writer sure did. Also, when President Ronald Reagan spoke of a woman who had 80 names and 30 different addresses, he never mentioned what her race was. This writer would rather get upset at Reagan instead of being upset that this “welfare queen” was literally stealing food from those poor people who really needed it and deserved it. Talk about having one’s priorities out of whack.
I learned a long time ago that when that ugly word, racism, is brought up, usually, the person that first brings it up has the race problem.
The second letter to your newspaper was in the Feb. 20 edition. The letter writer wrote about people listening to each other and then proves that she herself isn’t listening with regard to the GOP candidates for president. I have listened to the debates and the speeches and I have heard, on more than one occasion, all of the GOP candidates address the problems of the housing crisis, boosting the economy and health care. They have made it quite clear why they don’t think taxing higher-income people at this time is a good idea.
This writer seemed to suggest that (GOP candidates) wanting to defeat President Barack Obama is a bad thing. As if the Democrats never wanted to defeat then-President George W. Bush. Don’t throw rocks if you live in a glass house.
I have listened to the speeches of President Obama, evidently more than this writer has listened to GOP speeches, and I don’t care for his (what I consider to be) socialist agenda. I truly hope he can be defeated in November or we will lose more of our liberty, in my opinion. The fault lines continue.