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February 24, 2013

Letters to the Editor 2/24/13

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Sick of GOP rhetoric

Dear Editor:

Never have I seen any political party act the way this one does; they say so many things that are very misleading, distortions and outright lies as do so many Republicans in the Congress, and a few in the Senate.

I watched the speech by Obama, and the speaker of the house looked as if he was having gas pains; he also had a very hostile look throughout the speech. Just what can be driving someone that should help us, but instead seems to be trying to destroy the middle class, elderly and this country?

About all they have done is obstruct Obama and just about everything that would help this country and its citizens, although most of the country approved of his plans. Since 2008 they have tried everything they could do to discredit his administration.

I’m not sure if it’s because they lost the election, hate, discrimination or angry because they did not get a chance to implement a terrible agenda. The same old Republicans are on TV almost every day with more distortions trying to brainwash everyone with their propaganda (it makes me sick to listen to them).

I also believe the majority of this country’s citizens know just what they are trying to do to this country, and most of the Republicans will probably be voted out of their taxpayer’s luxurious office. Then they’ll receive a taxpayer-funded retirement entitlement.

I feel sure there are some that are not controlled by the NRA, corporations or super rich and “famous,” but the good has to suffer with the bad. If you want to see and hear what many believe is the truth, stop watching Fox News and switch to MSNBC. I believe you’ll find it very informative.

Oh well, it’s just my opinion along with many others that I have talked to. Maybe if they would read Proverbs 11 it would provide them with a small ray of wonderful light. I am a happy independent, no connection to either political party. Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord.

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