Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Letter about Lucente

To The Lima News:

Thomas Lucente shows his ignorance of history when he calls Obama " the most partisan president in U.S. history". Is Lucente not aware of John Adams, who used the Sedition Act to imprison dozens of newspaper editors for the "crime" of criticizing his administration? Is Lucente not aware of Grover Cleveland and FDR, both of whom vetoed in the neighborhood of 600 bills passed by Congress? And how about Richard Nixon, who used the IRS, the FBI, and the CIA to target and persecute people on his "enemies list"?
The real culprit for the mess in Washington is the Tea party faction in the House. This is a group who came to Washington not to govern, but to do their best to prevent the government from governing. Under the Tea Party influence, the Republican Party has been transformed into a radical right party in which great Republicans of the past like Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan would not even be welcome. And house leader John Boehner daily shows his lack of backbone by not standing up to this minority faction and providing the leadership which his position requires.
The Tea Party group would rather shut down the government and prevent the government from paying its lawful debts just to score political points with their base. This is where the despicable partisanship in Washington exists, not with Obama.

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