Obama taking inspiration from Nixon
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DEAR EDITOR:

Those injudicious souls who continue to cling to the notion that Obama is the messiah for a broken nation wail unceasingly the mantra that this president not only can do no wrong, but is actually above reproach. Folly on both accounts. Recent controversies in his administration have failure nipping at his heels and he is struggling. Is he better than his predecessors? History will decide.

Not since Richard Nixon have we endured a president who is so consumed with establishing his imperial presidency that he actually believes he can skirt or bend constitutional law to accommodate his goals. To that end he sails along under the misconception that his fawning supporters presented him with absolute mandates to carry out the liberal mission. His arrogance and condescending demeanor toward Americans from all walks of life are patently offensive, even to those complicit in electing him.

If the Chosen One has difficulty bridging the gap between the two ruling parties, it is no surprise. He made it clear while campaigning for a second term that objections to his message should be met with full force from his party, that they should argue with and get in the face of those who disagree with him. Maybe it’s just me, but this call to arms sounds strikingly similar to the admonitions of a religion with a particularly violent history (and present). What common ground can be had when dealing with such an imperious leader at the helm?

It is sheer delight to read oft repeated and regurgitated arguments extolling the virtues of this administration, by the same writers (local and national) who must reach further and dig deeper for nuggets of “truth” that may keep their idealistic view of their leader at the forefront of the American mind. Their arguments have ceased to bear any real resemblance to truthful journalism. I have more belief in them as editorial comics.

Tony Maddox

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Kevin Foley
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June 01, 2013
@ Nettie - The last refuge of a know-nothing is condescension. Notice how Tony and you can't argue the substance of the discussion.

Tony compares Obama to Nixon but can't support his argument. So he calls me "little boy" and you call me "misguided child." This is SOP for ignorant right-wingers.

Both of you must read next Friday's column because it is written with you and your ilk in mind.
Nettie Helen Stemm
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June 04, 2013
Kevin, do you not think it is a little two-faced of you to accuse people of doing that which you do on a regular basis? Your entire demeanor, in 90% of your columns, is one of condescension.

I am sure that your column on Friday will be more of the same. Therefore, nobody will pay any attention to it. You just never learn.
Tony Maddox
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May 29, 2013
I knew you would come crawling out of your hole to comment on this one: success! And further proof you have mastered the Art of Rant, as evidenced in your weekly smear. And, little boy, I was around at the time of Watergate, keenly aware of what happened. You didn't catch on that I did NOT like Nixon during his reign? I read/understand history; I don't try to spin it like Libtards. As reported today on CNN, the Chosen One's approval rating is 53% with a 45% disapproval rate. He's going down fast. (p.s. 'anony-mouse' THIRD TERM?? let me introduce to the US Constitution, Amend 22 - READ!)
Kevin Foley
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May 30, 2013
Tony - Are you any relation to Lester? You sure sound like him.

Keep reading and learning. You too, Nettie.

BTW, you'll both LOVE Friday's column!
Nettie Helen Stemm
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May 30, 2013
Kevin, you poor misguided child, don't you know that nobody takes your rantings seriously?

We all know that you only write to lambaste Conservatives and that is why your writing is without substance, merit, or any hint of redeeming value.

Your frustrated attempts at journalism are a source of amusement among the enlightened.

Keep it up.
Kell Morrow
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June 04, 2013
Where to begin....First, Tony, I do not look at President Obama as a "messiah", because there are many areas where I disagree with him. Let's hit a few.

1). The IRS investigation of t party groups and other conservative organizations applying for 501(c)(4) status. President Obama attacked the IRS for doing their jobs--investigating groups applying for tax exempt status. Seeing as political groups should NOT be granted 501(c)(4) status, the IRS should have declined the application, and President Obama should have told IRS to reverse that decision.

2). Obamacare....The right wing calls it "socialism" while in reality it is FAR from the socialistic solution to the healthcare crisis--which would be single payer (Medicare) for every US citizen. That would be the solution that I would prefer because THEN, when I have to go to an ER with an emergency, I won't have to get in line behind people without insurance who use the ER as a doctor's office.

3). President Obama has not done what I want to see in international affairs--bringing all US troops home. See, I believe that if South Korea wants to avoid an attack from North Korea, then South Korea should PAY the cost in both cash and military to defend themselves. If they choose not to pay for their defense, why should we (especially since they no longer have strategic value to the United States)?

Now, as for President Obama's mandate---in 2004, Bush declared that he had a mandate from the people (with less than 50% of the popular vote), and I, for one didn't see you questioning that claim. In 2000, he declared that he had a mandate from God Almighty--and I didn't see you questioning that claim either. Why not? President Obama, on the other hand won the popular vote 51-47--by a healthy margin as well as a strong electoral college win--totals that Fox even called landslide numbers (when they were saying Romney would win)--so, Obama won by a landslide.....And look at your numbers of 53% approval vs 45% disapproval. That says that President Obama has actually increased his numbers since the Election Day landslide.

So, Tony, the country is standing WITH President Obama because we believe that he is working FOR the citizenry rather than the boss man with seven houses. He may not be going as fast forward as I like, but at least he is NOT going backwards like the other party's guy wanted to do.
Kevin Foley
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May 29, 2013
Your screed reads like a Bill O'Reilly talking points rave or a Mel Fein column, Tony. Zero facts to support your accusations of an uppity president, which is where I think you're going with this.

Do you know anything about history? Nixon knew about the Watergate break-in and tried to bribe the burglars with $1 million in hush money. He was ordered by the Supreme Court to turn over secret recordings and obstructed justice by erasing 16 minutes of those tapes.

I'd love to know what incontrovertible evidence you possess that proves Obama is guilty of anything approaching Nixon's criminality.
Nettie Helen Stemm
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May 29, 2013
Kevin, Kevin, you just can't keep your mouth shut can you?

Liberals are deserting the Obama camp on a daily basis. Not a large number, but enough to indicate that he is messing up on a large scale.

While you and the rest of the "liberal weenies" may be willing to overlook such things as Bengahzi, Fast and Furious, the unconstitutional actions of the IRS in targeting conservative groups for harassment, the unethical and unnecessary seizure of phone calls and spying on the press, arming our enemies, insulting our allies and wasting billions of dollars on phony

alternative energy schemes, those of us with intelligence beyond that of your fense post mentality do not plan to overlook those transgressions or allow the arrogant ass in the Whtie House to get away with it.
Well informed Kim
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May 29, 2013
Kevin,

There was no evidence of Nixon's involvement in Watergate before Woodward and Bernstein made it their goal to find the truth. If the press coverage had been as biased then as it is now there likely would not have been anything for Tony to cite in comparison. However, that would not have made Nixon any less guilty.

The lack of intestinal fortitude and scruples on the part of today's media, and not Obama's innocence, may be the only thing preventing the "incontrovertible evidence" from surfacing. There is enough smoke to send smoke signals from one end of the country to the other. The press just chooses to report it as fog. Where is the honor and integrity that this great nation once possessed? It is conspicuously absent in both the Executive Branch and the press corps. It's a sad state of affairs when everyone turns a blind eye to potential wrongdoing that stands to ruin. Our country.

And for the record; our crowd PRAYS for another Ronald Reagan. )

Kim
anonymous
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May 29, 2013
Tony, you may not like this President but most of the country does. This imperial stuff is a laugh and only believed by right wing nuts like you. As Bob Dole said even Ronald Reagan would not be accepted by your crowd. So you judging Obama actually makes Obama look good. And Tony, Obama will be even better in his third term.
Samuel Adams
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May 29, 2013
What a crock. Most of America? You must be kidding!

Then again, I love how you post twice, pretending to be different people. As though we're going to believe you more.
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