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November 28, 2014

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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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  1. Agree with the letter writer. For two years President Obama and the democratic houses of Congress, under the tutelage of Pelosi and Reid, locked out the republicans from the legislative agenda. After the 2012 mid term elections, and the shellacking that the president and the democratic party took, President Obama moved to the left not the center. And, the Senate minority leader made the now famous comment, we [aka the GOP members of Congress] have to ensure this is a one term president. Why? He moved the country barackward not forward.

    CarmineD

  2. Mea culpa: Should have typed 2010 mid term elections.

    CarmineD

  3. "Obama shoved GOP against wall". Not so! The GOP IS the wall.

    In September 2011 President Obama sent Congress the American Jobs Act.

    --Moody's Analytics estimated the American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs and add two percent to gross domestic product.

    --The Economic Policy Institute estimated it would create 2.6 million jobs and protect an addition 1.6 million existing jobs.

    --Macroeconomic Advisers predicted it would create 2.1 million jobs and boost GDP by 1.5 percent.

    --Goldman Sachs estimated it would add 1.5 percent to GDP.

    House Republicans refused to consider it. Senate Republicans blocked even considering it with a filibuster. Why? Their purpose was to do everything in their power to prevent President Obama from being successful so that they could reclaim the Presidency in 2012.

    And while the GOP would have us believe they are wannabe bipartisans, they aren't. They can't come up with a single presidential candidate that would consider $1 in additional revenue for every $10 in spending cuts to work towards a balanced Federal Budget.

  4. This letter basically looks back on recent political history and fashions it around to come to some kind of conclusion that didn't happen.

    The truth of the matter is that, FROM THE GET GO, the entire Tea/Republican Party, every single one of them in the Congress and the Senate, came up with a plan to not work with President Obama's administration EVER.

    And if you take off the fogged up ultra-conservative spectacles, you can easily see that every single vote from that side of the aisle was with that unified purpose.

    They chose party politics. Not the people.

    But that's okay. I enjoy seeing letters like this published in the Las Vegas Sun.

    Because it just adds fuel to the already fired up voters out here to absolutely crush this constant radical and extreme over reach policy the Tea/Republican Party has decided to pursue.

    It's coming. Very soon. On November 6, 2012, it's guaranteed there are going to be a lot less Tea/Republicans in power nationwide.

  5. I find that most LETTERS TO THE EDITOR seem to take very complex issues and reduce them, through misattribution, into form so simple that no comment could possibly make a convincing argument in any plausible direction. With all due respect, Mr. Telloian's is a perfect example.

  6. Jeez, it looks like the right-wing propagandists posting here under the Sun are petering out...

    I wonder if THEY even believe their own lies anymore...

    I mean, you keep repeating the same old tired refrain that's been refuted over and over again; don't you get tired of being mocked and ridiculed for posting patently false b.s.?

    Well, shilling for Mitt is ad'mitt'edly a tough, tough sell.

    November 6, you can 'retire' the repertoire!