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Letter: Mixed emotions felt from ‘message’




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January 8, 2014 | 4,573 views | 49 comments

Editor:

Re: “From one year to the next: A message to voters in 2014,” Jan. 1

A good deal of the time, I find your editorials interesting -- not always in a positive way. This one I found interesting -- both in a positive way as well as a negative way.

I agree that we should remain involved and not just sit on the sidelines -- particularly when it comes to voting. As you say, we should become acquainted with all available information on the pertinent issues and vote responsibly. The several quotes used provided a nice touch. I was especially touched by your quote from the Statue of Liberty. We should always be mindful of its message -- reaching out to those less fortunate.

However, I found your rationale on President Obama’s election careless and offensive.

As you say, he was duly elected by a majority of the American people -- twice. So how valid can your mentioned polls (re: “a majority of Americans being dissatisfied”) be? Even if true, dissatisfaction does not equate to not supporting. I too have been at times dissatisfied with his handling of programs -- but not in the programs themselves. And remember, he won the first election relatively easily.

Before you go on to say he “fooled” all these people -- remember he also won the second one handily. And by then, essentially, all his significant programs (including Affordable Care) were already on the books, so to speak. Yet, and this is what I find offensive, you rationalize that “he was elected by those who voted in ignorance believing his promise of hope, by those expecting something for themselves, and by those who chose not to vote because they did not like any of the candidates (my emphasis).

Wow. What a condemnation of the American voters! In all honesty, how do we encourage voters who we hold in such low esteem?

ALFRED “FRED” Q. GONZALES

Floresville
 

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
January 17, 2014 8:50am
 
New Guy.....The democratic political action committee "House Majority PAC" is now running a TV ad criticizing the ACA website on the behalf of an Arizona congressional candidate. Abandon ship ! :)

 
James Branum  
Grand Prarie, TX  
January 17, 2014 6:05am
 
Fred Gonzales, You penned "I find your rationale on President Obama's election careless and offensive." Do you feel likewise about the documented lies and coverups concerning the PPAFA and Benghazi ? Selective ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
January 16, 2014 11:26am
 
New Guy....... The liberal think (Brooking) tank released a report that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats are the responsible parties for government gridlock. Guess that kinda blows your talking points about the party ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
January 16, 2014 9:57am
 
New Guy. Just notice a article titled "Burn, Obama Praises Dem. Senator at Speech, She Purposefully Avoided". What a guy.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
January 15, 2014 6:05am
 
New Guy....Democrat Senators need to be on the job because their leader may call for them to vote for a nation damaging law before he or they have even read it. Barack, Harry, and Nancy,,,,three blind mice.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
January 14, 2014 6:22pm
 
Squawk Box.....I think you might have meant inequality instead of equality. BTW, are you a preacher ?

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
January 14, 2014 6:14pm
 
New Guy....Yep, those Democrat Senators are certainly dedicated which explains why Senator Begich from Alaska traveled to Hawaii for a fund raiser and missed a vote on the extension of unemployment benefits. If Senator ... More ›

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
January 14, 2014 4:19pm
 
Chef: Damn right she is not going to NC, she needs to stay in DC to ensure the GOP staying in line...Last I checked she is getting paid to be a Senator, not a Governor....

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
January 14, 2014 11:33am
 
OBAMA AGENDA Wealth redistribution for cessation of income equality. EXODUS "You shall not covet your neighbor"s house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, ... More ›

 
Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
January 14, 2014 8:42am
 
You're right.. I don't see a positive outcome. When 47% of the population is dependent on direct distributions from the government, how hard is it to get 30% of them to show up to vote? I mean, they don't have jobs so what ... More ›

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