Saturday, June 22, 2013 | 2 a.m.
Regarding Stephen Rosin’s letter, “Republicans will win next election”:
So a Republican administration started a war in Afghanistan but the Democrats have not been able to end it quickly enough, and the Republicans let big bankers and mortgage lenders run amok and bring on the worst recession since the Great Depression — millions of people lost jobs and homes — and the “hated” big government had to bail these same bankers out. And Rosin expects Republicans to win the midterm elections in 2014 and the White House in 2016, arguing that Barack Obama’s mess is so bad that they will not be able to fix things in two terms.
Don’t you think the American people are watching how the Republicans have stopped every effort to create jobs, lower the interest rates on student loans to the same interest rate paid by big banks borrowing from the government and stopped reasonable gun show background checks? Republicans have also slowed immigration reform to a point where it probably won’t pass.
I think people see obstruction when it rears its ugly head and understand that Republicans would rather bring the country to its knees than give Obama and the American people a win of any kind. I believe people will correct the mistake made in 2012 that allows obstruction to continue and vote in an overwhelming Democratic Congress followed by another Democratic president to straighten out the mess the Republicans gave us in 2008.