Monday, April 21, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Republicans want to lose the election

EDITOR: I am a lifelong liberal and Democrat. Last presidential election I did not like the inexperience of the Democratic candidate, Obama. So I was thinking that I might vote for John McCain — very experienced, a hero even, and definitely a thoughtful man. Then the Republicans added Sarah Palin to the ticket and I backed away from even thinking about voting for McCain. I also thought that maybe the Republicans did not want to win the election, with the economy showing all signs of tanking in the worst way since the Depression.

This time around, I’m not really thinking about anything but re-electing Obama, who is now experienced. I place very little blame on his administration for the existence of the current economy, and I believe that he has the best plans for moving forward, rather than downward. I think that the U.S., having spent the years since Reagan was elected eliminating all of the reforms made to clean up after the Great Depression, is reaping what was sown in the economy. Wall Street traders used the acronym: IBGYBG, “I’ll be gone, you’ll be gone,” to be comfortable with their practices.

But I am convinced that the Republicans actually do want to lose the election this time around. Newt Gingrich? A ghost from the 90s, right? Santorum, a very admirable young man with some deep convictions, none of which match my deeply held convictions. These two started me wondering about the Republicans again. And now, Mitt Romney, one of the “1 percent,” says that he will “get rid of” Planned Parenthood. And his advisor said that Romney could change his stance like an Etch-a-Sketch. Well, that last one is the simple truth about any candidate.

I thought that we decided about the separation of church and state in the 1700s, and freedom of choice was worked out in the last few decades, and now the Republicans are running these guys? Come on now, they are kidding, aren’t they?

MADELEINE DAVIDSON

Placerville

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  • DarrinApril 11, 2012 - 5:40 am

    I agree with you MADELEINE, I feel like the Republicans are trying to alienate their flock. Mitt laughs it up telling a story about his father shuttering a plant. I guess the 99% of us don't quite get that... I read the article by Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics. It is a good one to read.

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  • Rob PurdieApril 11, 2012 - 9:39 am

    What an excellent letter. I am a little surprised (but pleased) that none of the local mad dogs chose to take issue with your comments. Probably licking their wounds after their favorite candidate dropped out yesterday.

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  • Dink LaneApril 11, 2012 - 3:04 pm

    What better way to alienate voters, especially women voters, than to take stands AGAINST equal pay................WI Republican Legislator said: "Women are NOT as serious about money as men are, so their pay should NOT be the same." ..... And WI Gov. Scott Walker SIGNED the bill................ Now tell me, how many women would support that?............ Republicans are DELIBERATELY trying to LOSE!

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  • Tom GibneyApril 11, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    Be careful what you wish for...Even a Liberal Democrat should know when a dog is wetting his leg.(albeit some are not that smart) I recommend you pay close attention to your Obama....if not you may be quoting Niemoller sooner than you think.

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