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Letter: Bickering between parties must stop

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

Washington is in chaos, disruption and turmoil. Both sides are name-calling, finger-pointing and blaming each other for the problems. The public is taking sides and assigning blame or praise.

For myself, I am disgusted and fed up with everybody in Washington. I feel that those who praise “Obamanation” and his minions probably have pictures of Marx, Lenin and Chavez alongside him on their walls. Those who side with the Republicans can choose from any past politician who has put their own gain and welfare ahead of the American people.

We are giving billions upon billions of dollars to nations and organizations who want to destroy us. We are giving money and military aid to the very people we fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who are still killing our troops. Our young people who fought for our country and gave bits and pieces of their bodies and minds are being ignored. Senior citizens who helped contribute to build this nation are being squeezed economically while certain people are enjoying a free ride and have contributed nothing.

The blame can’t be put on one person, party or group. Our nation began its long, slow slide into loss of our constitutional and civil rights over 60 years ago. Lately it has become an avalanche. Every despot in history began with the support of the people. Let us recognize what is happening to our country.

Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” I say those who remember the past and still repeat it deserve what they get. Walt Kelly, in his comic strip Pogo, said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

Jim Sugden

Lodi

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14 comments:

  • daniel hutchins posted at 7:11 pm on Sun, Oct 27, 2013.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    I couldn't answer your question in a public forum.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 7:09 pm on Sun, Oct 27, 2013.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    again, that's "daniel" not "Mr."

    There are those who insist upon calling me "Mr.," and my contract with them is going away.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 7:07 pm on Sun, Oct 27, 2013.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    Mike, sorry I've been on "business" all weekend in Palm Springs.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:31 am on Sat, Oct 26, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    [thumbup]

    Really....none here is going to convince anyone with opposite opinions to believe as they do.

    But correcting misinformation, especially that spun by FOX News, which seems to be the "drug of choice" for many right wingers, while seemingly futile, is cathartic for some.

     
  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 8:06 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2367

    Well thankfully, Mr. Hutchins isn't wasting my time.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 5:09 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1496

    Where you been? You know what we've had to put up with since you left?

    Do you?

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 5:08 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1496

    It's the rabid radical right who make hysterical statements like this that are responsible for the way things are:

    "For myself, I am disgusted and fed up with everybody in Washington. I feel that those who praise “Obamanation” and his minions probably have pictures of Marx, Lenin and Chavez alongside him on their walls."

    And who let the other side off like this:
    "Those who side with the Republicans can choose from any past politician who has put their own gain and welfare ahead of the American people."

    Rabid right wing radical speaking: "You liberal communist socialists, spoon fed the daily talking points from the left wing liberal lamestream media should sit down and talk with us easy going, inclusive, and fair republi...' ooops I mean 'and fair rabid right wing radicals so we can reach an agreement where big business pay no taxes, anyone of color is thrown out of the country, and we end all public pensions earned by the middle class working heros, but of course, the rich get to keep theirs."

    Yeah....that would get us talking.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 4:19 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    I agree to a certain extent. I would rather have a parliamentary system. However, we have what we have. The Republican Party has gone completely off the rails. They have gone completely nuts and it is scary just to think that this bunch of lunatics would ever be in charge. They make George W Bush look sane and competent and we saw the damage that moron did..

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 4:12 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1161

    "I'm wasting my time"

    Yes.

    We all are.

    [beam]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:41 am on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Fantastic analogy, Daniel.

    But it seems that the ones vying for the Academy Award, Tony Award, Daytime and Nighttime Emmys all (and maybe even the Caldecott Medal - Ted Cruz - for best picture book) for the best effort to foil our nation's economy are the Republicans.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 11:10 am on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    Oh why do I even bother...

    I emphasize again, any logic under party politics will cause the problem to grow and steadily worsen into perpetuity, until the situation implodes upon itself.

    (I'm wasting my time.)

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 10:23 am on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2081

    Mr. Lucas, do you really believe that a one party system, with no counter voice, no opposition, no need to listen to half of the country (conservatives) is the best thing for this country?

    Personally I believe that MORE political parties need to be represented in the federal government. That limiting the number (percentage of seats any one party can have to about 20-25%) of seats that a specific party can hold makes more sense. Of course I also believe the special privileges the politicians get need to end and career politicians kicked out.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 9:09 am on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Jim says:

    Washington is in chaos, disruption and turmoil.

    Very true and it will continue until we vote the Republicans completely out of power. When we do that we can then make practical decisions on how to solve the problems our country faces.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 1:25 am on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    It's not about party politics.
    It's about drama and stage play where each player has a character role.
    In every performance there is a script with a pre-determined outcome.
    Public citizens choose their favorite performers.

     

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