Change to Believe In?
In her April 22 letter, Jerri Young cited that the Tea Party demonstrators were "protesting too late" and had "an irrational hatred of President Obama." I had to hold on to my hat!
We have finished the Bush years where the most vitriolic 24/7 protest was disseminated by the press, television stations and blogs.
Young did not speak with me, but I wish she had. Do I have an irrational hatred of Obama? Do I find him dangerous? Reckless would be more appropriate
We have given our country to a handsome, charismatic Harvard man who won the election by running a brilliant campaign. Do we keep quiet about Obama's policies because to criticize is to be racist? That is repressive and dangerous. .
Personally, I felt disgust when an American president bowed before the Saudi king, ruler of a horribly repressive country, but he gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod. I suspect, judging from his speeches to the Islamic world, terrorism is a clich. We will now use U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano's vocabulary: Man-created disasters.
I fear his desire to use the European socialism model to recreate our society. Germany and Britain have financial crises directly related to cradle-to-grave governments. As an older American, will I find a needed medical procedure "not cost effective" under universal health insurance?
The commander-in-chief's crisp military salute does not symbolize his support of a strong defense budget. Secretary of Defense Gates announced massive cuts to the U.S. Navy. North Korea proves it has a long-range missile. Iran threatens the world with a nuclear bomb. Incidentally, when the military budget is cut, so are related technology and business jobs.
Change we can believe in? I, for one, do not.
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