Republican wins may
help Obama in 2012
Concerning the results of this week’s election in Florida, I am a diehard Democrat, and even with the landslide victories of the Republican Party, I am not saddened.
Why? Because now that the Republicans have a hand in deciding how our country is run, they can no longer blame President Obama politics when things get no better or get even worse.
You do not have to be a rocket scientist to realize the present votes for Republicans are less a belief in those candidates than a vote against Obama and all he stands for.
If Obama was running for re-election this year against a viable Republican candidate, it is doubtful he would be re-elected. But two years from now, voters will recall the influences, powers and deeds of those Republicans elected this year and lean more willingly toward re-electing President Obama.
David W. Graham
Congress must move
An open letter to Congress:
American voters have certainly sent a message. But I am afraid my newly elected fellow Republicans will interpret their election as a clear mandate that they can assert their position at all costs.
If they do, we will go through the cycle again in two years replacing those we elected again. Gridlock on issues is not helping anyone.
Dick Armey, former Texas GOP congressman who helped take control of the House in 1994, has it right in his recent NPR interview in which he said:
“If (you think) it’s about you, you lose (in the long run). If it’s about power, you lose. This (election) is a great trust your neighbors have given you . . . (We) have voted you a set of duties and responsibilities.”
Congress, it is time to fulfill your duties and responsibilities, and to get something done.
Cooperation on both sides of the congressional aisle must move this country forward, improve our economy, educate our young, establish a viable energy and heath care policy, reduce our debt, etc.
If you don’t get going, I believe voters will find someone else in two years to make the critical progress we need to compete, and prosper. Let’s get moving.
Indian Harbour Beach
Saturday, November 06, 2010
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