The nastiness and disrespect written by Lloyd Barnes (“Ol’ Dad Knew Best,” June 15) indicates an intellectual void that is illustrated by his remark suggesting he would vote for a gorilla or even Mickey Mouse instead of President Obama.
Perhaps he really was referring to Obama’s predecessor. Besides, Mr. Barnes is insulting the gorilla.
Furthermore, we have the anti-Obama rhetoric offered by John Rowerdink (“How They Decide,” June 27). His suggestion that a businessman looks at both sides of an issue and choses the one that he thinks will produce the best result is fraught with feeble thinking.
All we have to do is remember Kodak, Delco and the numerous banks and their pitiful performances. Surely, we are aware of Ally Bank, Bank of America, Lehman Brothers and Wells Fargo and the disastrous results of their fine work and a major factor in the financial crisis, none of which has been caused by the consumers, but by the business executives involved. A businessman looks at what will provide a profit, and to suggest a higher calling is fantasy.
Our voters will be acutely aware of the anti-Obama crusade and the pathetic attacks on him because of blatant prejudices.
The opposition party, the Republicans, shall go down in history with a reputation of serving the rich and leaving those in the middle and lower classes to fend for themselves.
The next election will be a choice of Obama for the majority of our citizens and Romney for the rich. The suggestion that Obama caused the financial crisis needs to be rebutted as the first sign of trouble came in July of 2007. In the first two years of Obama’s term he did not have a super majority in either part of Congress; hence, his efforts were stymied by the opposition.
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