Las Vegas Sun

January 18, 2018

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Letter to the editor:

Obama shoved GOP against wall

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A letter in Friday’s Sun by Larry Burgess, “Extremism isn’t the way to go,” is dead-on correct. He says “the problem with the present-day GOP is that it’s moved so far to the right that it’s boxed in, scaring away many Republican moderates and independents.”

What he doesn’t consider, however, is that this was caused by President Barack Obama’s actions when he took office. He immediately panic-rushed through a huge “stimulus” bill that increased the debt. And this was done without Congress having been given the time to study it. You talk about extremism!

The GOP constantly has been criticized for not compromising in Congress since Obama took office. How can you compromise when he went so far into debt there wasn’t any wiggle room left to negotiate? They have had no choice but to hold firm.

If we are going to be analytical about one party, let’s be fair and apply it to both.

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