Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Democrats are as patriotic as anyone

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, November 1, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:43 am, Mon Nov 1, 2010.

Mr. Esparza's letter in Lodi News-Sentinel (Oct. 27) did not shine kindly on Democrats.

Through my letter here, I'd like to ask Mr. Esparza if he gets paid a fair wage (nothing less than the federal minimum) and receives overtime pay when earned?

Has he or anyone in his family ever received Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid? Has he or anyone in his family taken time off work due to a serious illness, accident or birth of a child?

Does he and everyone in his family work in a clean, safe workplace? Does he and his family enjoy breathing clean air, drinking clean water, eating safe food, and using safe toiletries, cosmetics, children's clothing and toys?

Is his money safe in his bank because of FDIC?

Was he, his parents or grandparents helped by the GI Bill that granted veterans loans to pursue higher education and purchase homes?

As a veteran, I hope he gets to take advantage of the much-needed funding that President Obama signed into law last year under the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act. (Which is still not adequate, by any stretch.)

Did he or a family member ever have the need to receive unemployment insurance benefits, extended or otherwise?

If Mr. Esparza answers "yes" to any of the above questions, he can thank a Democrat.

I am not saying other parties haven't done anything to bring forth good things for Americans (and what I've cited here is just a small sample), but if Mr. Esparza would be so kind as to enlighten me to what they might be, I would like very much to see them here.

One last thing, Mr. Esparza, in response to your statement that "they (Democrats) hate war." I would think that anyone in their right mind would "hate war." I think the Iraq "war" was based on lies from the beginning, as most of them are. And do you have an example where Democrats have shown "disrespect" for generals and fallen soldiers?

Just saying you "love your country" doesn't mean Democrats aren't just as patriotic as you.

Marcia Savage

Lodi

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

6 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:22 pm on Mon, Nov 1, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Bobin stated...Now Vietnam is a wonderful tourist country ... I agree, I love it there!!

    .Protestors were called anti-American, but they ended up helping to save lives
    I disagree, I think that is a rewrite of history. That is what you and I wish happened.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 4:54 pm on Mon, Nov 1, 2010.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4308

    Mr. Musto wrote: "but those protesters did not have the authority to send our brave fighting forces into combat one day then for political purposes denounce them the next."

    Mr. Musto, I don't know how old you are, but if you were at least in high school during the Vietnam War, I'm sure you may remember soldiers being spit on and attacked when they were returning from war. Either way, I don't think that your example of Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton has anything to do with "denouncing" our troops.

    If what you mean to say is that by not supporting the "war" in Iraq, these senators are "denouncing" our troops, then you can also say that Bush and Cheney "denounced" the troops by knowingly sending them into an unprovoked war under shady circumstances and without the proper armor and other needed materiel.

    Why conservatives cannot admit once and for all the the Iraq war was staged by the Cheney administration...OOPS, sorry, the Bush administration, is beyond me. Are you all still waiting for the discovery of the fabled "weapons of mass destruction," or do you all still think that Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11? Really....

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 4:00 pm on Mon, Nov 1, 2010.

    Gary Musto Posts: 504

    Marcia Savage wonders if there were Democrats that have shown disrespect for "generals", well I have named one prominent Democrat who not only authorized the president to go to war then when the tide seemed to turn stated that the same war was now lost. Hillary Clinton was also one of 67 Democrats that took to the floor of Congress giving testimony as to why she authorized the president to invade Iraq, she later in 2007 during a Senate hearing regarding the "surge" testified that the report given by General Petraeus, "really requires the willing suspension of disbelief." Maybe to some people that equates to the anti-war protesters during the Vietnam War, but those protesters did not have the authority to send our brave fighting forces into combat one day then for political purposes denounce them the next.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:26 am on Mon, Nov 1, 2010.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4308

    Mr. Musto, the same could be said for the anti-war protestors during the Vietnam "war." But their efforts helped to end the war and brought the troops home after a horrifying sacrifice for 50,000 men and their families. Now Vietnam is a wonderful tourist country and we wonder for what those men and women died.

    Protestors were called anti-American, but they ended up helping to save lives.

     
  • Manuel Martinez posted at 9:22 am on Mon, Nov 1, 2010.

    Manuel Martinez Posts: 641

    Great points indeed Marcia. :)

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 8:03 am on Mon, Nov 1, 2010.

    Gary Musto Posts: 504

    "this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat Senator, Nevada. Telling the people that the war is lost is not what the average American wanted one of their elected officials to say while brave men and women were still fighting and dying in Iraq.

     

Recent Comments

Posted 10 hours ago by Joe Baxter.

article: Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets abo…

Fighting for "civil rights". Who defines civil rights? It is clear the LGBT isn't stopping at "civil rights", they are …

More...

Posted 12 hours ago by Brian Dockter.

article: Letter: Obamacare is not the program pr…

And of course it's not a matter of plagiarizing. It's what's plagiarized. Right, Ms. Bobbin?

More...

Posted 12 hours ago by Brian Dockter.

article: Letter: Obamacare is not the program pr…

Chuckle, Had the letter been plagiarism and thus citing the positive attributes of Obamacare, we wouldn't have heard a peep of criticism f…

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Christina Welch.

article: Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets abo…

Well said, Mr Heuer. Your line about is it a woman or a man made me think of the song "Turn the Page." That'd be the perfect t…

More...

Posted 20 hours ago by Christina Welch.

article: San Joaquin County supervisors approve …

You are a good man, Walter.... Quack on, baby!! [beam]

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 98

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists