Media bias for Obama
What does The Star get out of its liberal bias and loyalty to President Barack Obama? Can’t any of the editorial board think outside the box and see what Obama’s years in office have done?
We don’t have a president. We have a media-adored rock star, and his wife is feted and idolized by rich Hollywood elites.
The golf games, fundraisers, vacations and talk-show appearances are too many to calculate. Obama promises crumbs to the masses while pandering to special-interest groups.
Look at the unemployment, deficit and numerous scandals that have occurred under his leadership. They’ve been virtually ignored by The Star and its editorial board.
Liberal views on gay marriage, welfare, abortion and big government that Obama supports are more important to The Star than the overall state of the union and economy. It’s the Republicans’ fault for opposing Obama, they say.
Didn’t Obama and the Democrats oppose President George W. Bush? Senate majority leader Harry Reid and the Democrats haven’t passed a budget for three years.
Obama had both houses of Congress when elected and promised to halve the deficit and turn the economy around. Instead we have Obamacare.
Obama blames everyone but himself.
Fraudulent vote count
In deference to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, I worry more about the fraudulent counting of the votes than voter fraud.
Combing through lies
Well, I can no longer tell the facts from the fiction in the political ads. Can you?
And Factcheck.org has discredited itself in my eyes. What we should all do is ignore all the hype and depend on our own experience with the parties.
If you vote for the Republicans, you are going to get George W. Bush on steroids with more tax cuts for the rich and a boots-on-the-ground war plus no contraception so that you can get poorer with more children like our counterparts in Third World countries.
If you vote Democratic, you get to continue the gradual improvement of Bush’s recession or possibly a turnaround if you are able to oust the obstructionists in Congress. The party’s past performance is probably a better indication of what any candidate will do than any ad or debate.
Strong man secretary
Should it come to pass that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is elected president, I would urge him to name as secretary of state Arnold Schwarzenegger, who can beat into submission any foreign ruler who doesn’t voluntarily subscribe to the American Dream.
Romney fooling U.S.
President Abraham Lincoln once said, “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 the people all the time.”
That applies today. Why? Videotape.
Many people have seen Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney bouncing from one position to another. It confirms his 47 percent diatribe, not gaffe, which exemplifies his disdain for the average person.
It clearly demonstrated he thinks the majority of the American people are just plain stupid and cannot see through a man who is either a professional or pathological liar.
GOP truth benders
Polls have shown that when Republicans tell the truth about their plans, their poll numbers tank. Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in particular seem to cower from the truth, and then lie, and avoid any connection to the last bunch of Republicans in the White House, who left America in shambles.
For example, when Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri told the truth about Ryan-Akin’s no-exception for rape, incest or the life of the mother, Republicans ran for cover. The reality of state-sponsored forced birth and forced death for moms is horrifying to many men, women and children.
Romney is in duck-and-cower mode when confronted with the truth about his $5 trillion tax cut and the arithmetic showing he must either raise taxes on middle- and low-income Americans or blow up the deficit. Romney cowers when confronted on saying 47 percent of us don’t matter and a Middle East peace is a futility.
Ryan is in cower mode when confronted with his plan to voucherize Medicare and hand Medicaid to the states.
What will Romney do when Grover Norquist puts a pen in Romney’s mitts and says, “Just sign it”?
Soros’ cash, Obama
I’m both amused and appalled at the gullibility of those who write in and slam Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the Republican Party because of the massive amounts of money that flow into their campaign coffers. And yet no one stops to wonder where all the money that is being used almost limitlessly by the Democratic Party is coming from.
Of course, the claim is that these funds are from all the downtrodden middle-class people who actually want to see four more years of an Obama administration. Very few people know about a billionaire financier named George Soros, who has poured his massive resources into the Democratic campaign — both in money and in people who are loyal to him.
He appears to believe that America needs to be a socialist society, and he has worked most of his adult life to accomplish this. Many of his associates became part of the Obama administration — Van Jones (who was later forced to resign), Carol Browner, David Axelrod and Anna Burger to name a few.
The billions of George Soros are being used to buy this president and our nation. Please help put a stop to it.
Stanley E. House
Check out political ads
I’ve been paying attention to the “bottom line” on television ads — that last tag that says who paid for the ad. I’ve learned that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Karl Rove Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies groups among others have a particular interest in who represents the citizens of Missouri.
What, I wonder, is their interest in my state?
An Internet search provides information about the organizations listed on the bottom line. Ignore the patriotic-sounding titles and take time to find out whom they represent, who funds them and what their goals are. In some instances, an organization is funded by a limited number of millionaires — not grassroots.
I would like to think that American voters will not be swayed by a constant bombardment of negativism and untruths funded by individuals and groups freed by the Citizens United ruling to spend more money than most of us can comprehend to control the government at all levels.
We have something they can’t buy — our votes. My votes will not go to people supported by these outside groups.
Major campaign reform is needed. In the meantime, wait for the bottom line and pay attention to who pays for the ads.
Romney on issues
I wonder whether the spray tan that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney receives lasts any longer than his position on political issues?
Barbara D. Ham
Again, the GOP is baiting the middle class with the myth of trickle-down economics, as if giving even more money to the wealthy will automatically create jobs.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s own history shows that if you give them lots of money and a company they will cut jobs or ship them overseas for a higher profit.
I guess it does create jobs — just for the wrong country. Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, is a career politician, and his business experience was driving the Wienermobile.
It’s one thing to pass yourself off as a business expert, but quite another, as President Barack Obama has found, to get all the elements to come together for success, especially if your efforts are constantly blocked by the Republicans in Congress.
So what’s their plan?
Opposing Proposition E
You rightly opposed Proposition E (10-9, Editorial, “Reject unhealthy ballot item”). The fact is, after the vote, Missouri is going to have an insurance exchange.
Republicans say they want the state, rather than the federal government, to run things. If approved, this vote will guarantee the exchange will be set up by the federal government.
The exchanges are not mandates or run by the government.
This is an opportunity for individuals and small businesses to buy insurance cheaper — from private carriers.
This is possible because they have access to all carriers. Cheaper rates mean it is a job creator for small business.
Is that not also a stated desire of the Republicans?