Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gingrich uses facts to tell untruths

During Monday’s Republican party presidential debate Newt Gingrich remarked "… the fact is that more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history. Now, I know among the politically correct you're not supposed to use facts that are uncomfortable."

The real problem is that among Republicans the use of “facts” doesn’t mean speaking the truth. In this case yes there are more people on food stamps than at any time since the program began but then the economy is in worse shape for a longer period of time than at any time since the food stamp program began and guess who’s responsible for that? Why none other than the Republicans and a few Democrats who are essentially owned by the banks and worked so hard to remove all the regulations that protected this country from banking failures that could collapse our economy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Letter to the editor - It takes one to know one

Monday Senator John Cornyn sent out an email with the headline: President's Appointments are “Intemperate, Arrogant, and Irresponsible” in which he chastises President Obama for making recess appointments that don’t comply with his precious traditions.

What’s intemperate is John Cornyn and the other Republican senators holding up debate and voting on judicial and agency director nominations rather allowing the Senate to do its constitutionally required job of reviewing them.

What’s irresponsible is John Cornyn and the other Republican senators delaying justice for many because the open court seats prevent cases from being heard and decided in a timely manner.

What’s arrogant is John Cornyn and the other Republican senators deciding without debate that those nominees should not hold the offices for which they have been nominated.

Senator Cornyn, all I can say is Pot meet Kettle.