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Skip political rhetoric, be honest about how to help our country Bob Lindinger’s Oct. 4 letter [“Romney vs. Obama is like night vs. day”] is a good example of what’s wrong with our political discourse. He perpetuates propaganda, i.e., our president is “a socialist who denies American exceptionalism.” He misrepresents facts, e.g., Obamacare has “unelected panels deciding who gets what care”; when this panel is actually charged with finding best practices that can improve health ...

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October 12, 2012
10:33 a.m.

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To Jacqueline Barber... unfortunately, newspapers have no tact or scruples! They live by the old rules... if it bleeds, it leads...

October 12, 2012
11:09 a.m.

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Charles R. Blunt

Wrong those wars on not on the budget for one and Obamacare does have panels, I have read it which is something most democrats in Congress failed to do, remember Nancy Pelosi said we have to pass it to see what was in it? Obama is a joke and has too shakey of a past and had he not been given a pass by the liberal media he would not have been elected dog catcher except in Chicago.

October 12, 2012
9:17 p.m.

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Charles Blunt makes a good point. Voters need to stop making their selections based on political parties. The partisanship exhibited by Congress is reflected by voters, in many of these letters and in TV interviews. There is no moderation, no compromise - it's an attitude of "you're with me or against me, with no common ground".

As for Walter Wouk's comment about the attack on American civil liberties, let's remember that it was George Bush and the Republicans who came up with the so-called Patriot Act, giving the government the right to spy on citizens without warrants and detain suspects indefinitely, without counsel or communication with the outside world. Senator McCarthy would be proud and George Orwell would feel vindicated.

October 12, 2012
9:53 p.m.

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Charles Blunt
My thoughts exactly while reading Lindinger's rant. You said it better than I could.