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April 18, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

GOP leads way on wasting time

Congress has a less than 20 percent approval rating and the GOP members seem to believe it is some sort of a master achievement.

The far-right leaders just don’t get it. Bashing the president and government is not a road to the White House.

The GOP house has voted to repeal Obamacare 37 times along with many other money- and time-wasting bills with no chance of success.

These bills ignite their Tea Party friends but make them look foolish to many of Americans. They rant about government waste but they are the true culprits of the waste.

Many Americans want them to accept the fact that they lost the election and to start doing the job they were elected to do — create unity, not division.

GOP members of Congress Darrell Issa, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner are three of the culprits that have no business pretending to be leaders.

If you ask the young Republicans who their leaders are, it would not be surprising if they were to say “Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.”

They truly don’t have a leader. Good luck to them in 2014.

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  1. Don Ellis states "Many Americans want them to accept the fact that they lost the election and to start doing the job they were elected to do -- create unity, not division".

    Let's see.....


    Democrats = 52
    Republicans = 46
    Independents = 2


    Democrats = 201
    Republicans = 234
    Independents = 0


    Democrats = 253
    Republicans = 280
    Independents = 2

    It appears Don there are more Republicans than Democrats in congress. Isn't that what Americans voted for Don? So Don, congress' job is to create unity according to you? Should congress pass a bunch of bills for the sake of Don Ellis's unity objective? Would that make you feel better Don? No debating proposed bills?

  2. The House of Representatives provides the best exemplar for an old saying... If you refuse to be part of the solution you've become part of the problem.

  3. Sometimes it's better to have no stand out party leader as the letter writer alleges for the GOP than to have democratic leaders like Silly Hillary, Prancy Pelosi, and Joe the VP Blow.

    Carmine D

  4. Oh ...I can't leave out Harry Kari from the democratic line up for 2012-2014.

    Carmine D

  5. Should have posted 2014-2016 above.

    All this posting by the Kool-aid crowd has me conflated.

    Carmine D

  6. Enjoyed the letter. When I was raised up, I was always told an important piece of advice. Don't point fingers all the time. Besides it's not nice, it also tends to degrade and demean the person who points all the time. The finger ends up crooking around and pointing right back.

    Since 2010, we have faced the Tea/Republicans and their radical and extreme ideological agenda. There is one constant about it. From the local to the State to the Federal level. It always over reaches.

    That's why it's important to get out there and vote.

    If there is any political party that needs to be absolutely crushed for what they have done to this country, it is the Tea/Republican Party.

    This continual get offa my lawn attitude might sound good to them, but it just compels them nothing. They are trapped by their ideology.

    Someone like Congressman Heck always proclaims less government. He's a part of it. And he does nothing. And not one thing he does is of any benefit to Nevada. The only one who makes out with his dumb way of thinking is...him. He gets easy money. By doing nothing. Very easy to sit back and collect money when your one and only excuse is....less government. People in CD3 need to wake up and understand less government means remove him from the equation. That would be the best idea of less government. He's just taking up space and treating it like a playground.

    They are asking to be destroyed. And, with my votes, I intend to oblige them. Vote them all out. Scorched earth. That's my one and only alternative in voting.

    2014, people. Let's get out there and vote. You simply cannot vote them into power. And expect a different result. Their recent political history shows it's impossible.

  7. @Boli....If you want to be accurate Democratic House candidates gained more votes in toto than did Republicans, so your question "isn't that what Americans voted for?" is answered "they voted for Democrats but were cheated by Republican gerrymandering.

  8. Republicans must keep pounding away on the rot that infests this government. Obama's Executive Branch will implode under the weight of its own moral bankruptcy, incompentance, and arrogance.

  9. The Republican controlled House claims they are fiscally responsible but wasted $55 million repealing Obamacare. They've gone as far as voting to defund ACORN which hasn't existed for three years. These are the kind of people who claim they are in touch with the American people, much less reality.

  10. BoliBlingBling (Jeff Garner): Your post of 3:49 a.m. demonstrates ONE thing: Republican'ts are far better at gerrymandering than are Democrats. Did you forget that a million more people voted for Democratic Congresscritters than voted for Republican'ts? Gerrymandering - and your tax dollars - at work...