Foley full of hogwash on Christie, Newt
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DEAR EDITOR:

It might be interesting to live in the fantasy world inhabited by columnist Kevin Foley. Based on the content of his Friday fable in the Jan. 17 MDJ, he does not reside in the same world inhabited by most of your readers.

His opening sentence betrays an abnormal ignorance of history. Nixon’s resignation was prompted by urgings of Republican leaders, because he lost his following among members of his own party. To say the GOP is seeking revenge for that is so totally absurd as to be laughable.

Though he tries through careful wording to plant the seed that Clinton’s impeachment fell apart, the fact is that Clinton was impeached and was convicted on two offenses. Unfortunately, he lacked the character of Nixon and did not resign.

Foley’s attempt to connect the impeachment of Clinton and the resignation of Speaker Newt Gingrich also falls flat. The fact is that while Gingrich was guilty of an adulterous affair, he did not step down as speaker or resign because of it. His resignation was occasioned by the erosion of backing within the GOP due to losses during the previous election. Gingrich had enough character to resign when he could no longer do the job effectively. Unlike Clinton, when asked about his affair, he admitted it and shouldered the responsibility. Clinton tried to lie his way out of it.

Foley tries to paint Chris Christie as the darling of the GOP and the only hope it has of regaining the White House. Nothing could be further from the truth. Christie will have his day in the court of public opinion. For now one thing is certain. He had the integrity to fire those responsible for the bridge closures. In spite of Foley’s claim, nobody is giving him a free pass. He may or may not be GOP candidate. However, let me assure you that if he sinks it will not be the end of the GOP or the tea party.

Obama, on the other hand has managed to evade the Fast and Furious scandal, the Benghazi scandal, the NSA spying scandal, the IRS persecution of the tea party scandal, and the disaster known as Obamacare, which becomes more of a joke very day. Unlike Christie, he has not had the integrity to fire anybody.

He has thrown his people under the bus, so to speak, claiming no knowledge of any of these incidents. One has to wonder why and how they hid all these actions which were going on right under his nose. One has to wonder if he really knows anything.

So, the gist of his column, “that the GOP is in trouble because of Christie, and that we should cut Obama the same slack we are cutting Christie” is so much hogwash. Christie is getting no slack from the GOP or the tea party. The liberal media is persecuting him like he was a mass murderer, all the while ignoring the continual screw ups by the pretender in the White House.

Devlin Adams

west Cobb

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Bob Johnson
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January 27, 2014
Kevin when are you going to stop deflecting and address the real issue. What does it matter what his or her real name is? Please give another of your superb opinions or well researched talking points.
Nettie Helen Stemm
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January 27, 2014
Kevin, you are so predictable! It is downright comical to watch you. The rest of the columnists put their thoughts in print and let them stand or fall on their own merits. You, on the other hand, have so little confidence in the merits of your writing that you feel you have to respond to everyone who takes a different approach. What is worse, instead of addressing the differences in a calm intelligent manner, you immediately go on the attack.

You come across as one trying to prove the old adage "Correct a fool and he will hate you for it." So utterly counterproductive!

You launch an attempt to sanctify Clinton, when he is not even the topic of the debate, to draw attention away from the perceived holes in your argument.

Of course, one can easily fathom the popularity and hero worship of Bill Clinton. The morally challenged of our society always seem to glorify rogues, knaves, liars and womanizers. Consider the fascination with the James brothers, Bonnie and Clyde, JFK and Marilyn to name a few. Now we can add Bill and Monica.

If you ever hope to become a respected writer, you must quit letting people like the blogger who calls himself/herself Guido Sarducci, play you like a cheap fiddle.

Kevin Foley
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January 27, 2014
Nettie, like Adams, you read but don't comprehend. Go down and look at my original response to Devlin Adams...perfectly respectful (and I can tell you, Adams has been very disrespectful toward me many times).

I'm happy to engage all comers here in the letters section, you included.

Say what you want about Clinton, but his rousing speech at the Democratic convention in 2012 helped propel Obama into the White House.

George W. Bush didn't dare show his face at the Republican convention.

Guido Sarducci
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January 28, 2014
Sorry, Kevin, but the opening and closing sentences of your repsonse to Adams are not exactly respectful. As a matter of fact, neither is the opening sentence in your response to Ms. Stemm.
Red Westside
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January 31, 2014
Newt is a womanizer. Maybe we should think about making sure that our own house is clean before we complain about our neighbor's transgressions. Newt was touting what a 'family values' guy he was while carrying on an affair. Newt was talking divorce while his other wife was in the hospital with cancer. The guy has been married three times. Family values? The Clintons didn't get a divorce. Maybe the Clintons have more family values than some of the people who profess it the loudest?
Guido Sarducci
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January 24, 2014
Foley, you regularly hide behind other names.

As has been mentioned before, you never seem to have a problem with people using other names, when they agree with you, such as "Lib in Cobb." I note that you have never chastised him for not using his name.
Lib in Cobb
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January 25, 2014
@Guido: So you are named after a Saturday Night Live character?

There are reasons why some wish to maintain their anonymity, what's yours?

I maintain my anonymity because I have opinions and a voice which many hotly disagree with. I would not want some out of their mind conservative in a Ford 150 showing up at my front door at two in the morning.
Mood Hanky
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January 24, 2014
Wow, the liberals are out in full force in the MDJ comment section today.

Someone ask the local democratic party how much they're paying to sit at the computer and trash talk for the liberal cause.
just sayiin
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January 27, 2014
WOW, Mood Hanky it must be scary to learn that not everyone in Cobb County agrees with you and Guido
Kevin Foley
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January 24, 2014
Reading this I wonder if Mr. Adams did anything more than scan the column without comprehending its point. I'm not surprised.

Bill Clinton was pursued by the GOP throughout most of his presidency. When Ken Starr could find no evidence in wrongdoing in the Whitewater case he settled for a stained blue dress. Truly a pathetic waste of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.

Today, Clinton is, without a doubt, one of the most popular former presidents in American history. He played a crucial role in Obama's re-election and you'll be hearing a lot more from him in the months ahead if/when Hillary Clinton decides to run for president.

Faux intellectual Newt Gingrich has some show on some cable network. No serious Republican would want him anywhere near his or her presidential campaign.

Finally, as I noted in the column, none of the bogus investigations pursued by Republicans are scandals. If Mr. Adams took the time to become fully informed, he'd know that.
Hank Moody
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January 24, 2014
You will notice as well Mr. Foley, that Mr. Adams received his morning talking points from Rush. The whole letter is a bullet by bullet list of gripes from an airhead on the radio.
Guido Sarducci
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January 24, 2014
Foley, do you enjoy wallowing in pitiful stupidity?

Adams properly chastised you, as did the writer directly below him. Just accept it and hush.
Kevin Foley
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January 24, 2014
@ Sarducci (whoever you are) - At least Adams has the guts to identify himself and not hide behind a silly name.
anonymous
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January 24, 2014
As always, thin skinned, nasty and rude to the MDJ commentors who take time to sit down and write.

Foley is writing the rules for liberal columnists in the 21st Century, and the MDJ is publishing them for all to see. Parents, use this and teach your children to do exactly the opposite if you want them to become upstanding individuals, independent thinkers and freedom loving capitalist Americans.

Kevin Foley
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January 25, 2014
@ anonymous (whoever you are) - That's right, parents should show their kids the nasty attacks I get every week from cowardly Fox-watching, Limbaugh-listening trolls like you and Sarducci, whoever he/she is. They should teach them this is not the way you conduct civil discourse. Good lesson.

I stand by my well researched and superbly reasoned and written opinions because they present the truth, not the absurd right wing fever swamp people like Devlin Adams wallow in.

If you read Adams' letter closely, you'll note he doesn't present any facts to support his contentions. He's just angry, like a lot of conservatives.

Guido Sarducci
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January 27, 2014
Foley, are you ever going to rise above name-calling and egotisticaL SELF PRAISE?

Adams quotes facts that can easily be verified by looking at past history, or by googling the various topics.

You, on the other hand resort to skewed facts, innuendo and subterfuge to try and sell your pathetic liberal baloney.
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