The Republican Party has a problem

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Dear Editor,

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time” Abraham Lincoln

The Republican Party has a problem. Repeat a lie often enough and for many whose only source of news is Fox, Limbaugh and the like, it becomes the truth. So many lies and misinformation peddled by the political right!

I don’t even know what the Republicans stand for as a party these days but I do know where the Democrats stand. The same Democratic Party that gave us Social Security and Medicare has succeeded in passing “Obamacare”, the Affordable Care Act, to make sure that pre-existing conditions and high premiums don’t prevent American from receiving good, affordable medical care.

Every Democrat I know is willing to fight (and eager to vote) to preserve the social safety net that prevents the devastation American would face without those programs. Imagine where we’d be now had President Bush been successful in privatizing Social Security just before the big crash!

Wall Street would have made off with even more of our community treasure! When it comes to health-care reform and protecting Medicare and Social Security, President Obama and the Democrats were spurred not by hatred or fear, but by a willingness to take on special interests and fight against the insurance companies whose profits came at the expense of the lives of consumers.

This is the same Democratic Party that is committed to public education and fighting for living wages and safe environments for workers.

The Republican Party has a problem. Repeat a lie often enough and you just might get yourself elected – unless your leader’s on video accusing 47 percent of the population of being unpatriotic. Maybe this election will serve as a reminder for all those who forgot about compassionate conservatism on their way to the tea party!

Sincerely,

 /s/Linda S. Lang

Queen Valley, AZ

To comment on this article and others  visit the Copper Area News Facebook or send us an email at CBNSun@MinerSunBasin.com 

admin (7654 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Arboretum November Exhibit: Luminary Artist John Aho

    October 30th, 2014
    by

    Tempe luminary artist John Aho celebrates light, both natural and unnatural. By day he excels at capturing subjects ranging from […]


    Gilbert Artists Teach Camera Basics & Fall Color Nov. 9

    October 30th, 2014
    by

    Editor’s Note: Gilbert pro photographer Michael Madsen shoots with a Nikon, while Patty Van Herpen prefers Canon. The artistic duo […]


    Freeport-McMoRan Awards $60,000 Grant to Experience Matters to Enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment, Reduce Domestic Violence

    October 30th, 2014
    by

    Phoenix- Experience Matters, an organization that is creating a stronger, more vibrant community by connecting the skill and passion of […]


    Cowboys, ranchers to be honored at two events

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Superior Chamber of Commerce will host La Noche de Vaquero, Night of the Cowboy on Saturday Nov.


  • Stories Just For You

    San Manuel Little League to disband

    January 29th, 2014
    by

    Residents of San Manuel, I absolutely hate to be the messenger regarding this particular topic. As much as I dislike […]


    Where has all the live music gone?

    January 29th, 2014
    by

    Hey! There’s a dance Saturday night! Good! Who’s playing? A disc jockey. Nothing against D.J.s, but what about a band […]


    Remember those Grandparents – please have mercy!

    January 15th, 2014
    by

    Many of you have grand-parents residing locally who are aging in their 60’s 70’s & 80’s. What fond memories of […]


    Supervisor looking forward to coming year

    January 15th, 2014
    by

    First of all, let me wish each and every one of you in District 1 a very Happy New Year. […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin