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2/4/2012 1:03:00 PM
Letter: It’s not racist to question policy


I would like to take issue with some of the points raised in John Bond’s letter published Jan. 29 about how “terrifying” it would be if Newt Gingrich were to become President.

It is sad enough that President Obama has received a record number of threats towards his personal safety. It is even sadder that it is said that many of those threats are racially motivated. I would really appreciate it if certain liberals would stop fanning the flames of such ignorance by claiming it is racist to question the wisdom of some of President Obama’s policies. The last I checked that is how democracy works. These are the same people who didn’t like it when some over the top supporters of the last President would question the patriotism of anyone who criticized some of his controversial policies. By the way, Bond’s letter comes dangerously close to accusing the whole South of racism.

The irony of this is that in itself is bigotry.

It is well known that Newt Gingrich has some questionable character. That doesn’t make it OK to accept everything an ex wife says in an interview on network television two days before a pivotal primary as the truth. Yellow journalism ABC? It may be hypocritical to have skeletons after going after President Clinton’s lack of character, but the last I heard Newt wasn’t using the Oval Office as a man cave and then lying under oath about it. A lesson we might all want to look at is that the economy was pretty good when these two men actually started to work together as House Speaker and President.

Mr. Bond is not the first person to have a “prophecy” about Jeb Bush and the New World Order. I do wonder if he is aware that the Senior Bush was in the White House meeting with Obama last week?

Danny Morton

Oak Creek Canyon

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