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2/14/2012 11:53:00 AM
Letter: Beware: The Republicans are coming


The Republicans are coming, the Republicans are coming, the sky is falling!

This is the constant plaint coming from the likes of G. Lemaster, L. Cali, M. Holt, P. Falbo, P. Nelson, J. Nudd, and a few others.

Scare tactics like that have been a staple of the Democrats for years. Every four years, we get to reaffirm a good choice or rectify a mistake.

This year, we get to rectify.

This president has offered the kool-aid and too many of you drank it. Hopefully, it woke up some of the more rational-thinking Democrats and Independents to what he was really selling.

Ron Luce


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Article comment by: Bob Onit

Ron drank the stale tea and is delusional now.

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Article comment by: Ben Dover

Romney will be the Republican candidate, and IF, and it's a big IF he can win, there'll be no functional difference between him and President Obama.
Obama ran as a progressive but has continued much of Bush's programs. Romney runs as a "severe conservative", whatever that is, but will move immediately left where his track record shows him to be much more comfortable should he win.
Either way, we lose.
Rocky Anderson, the former wildly popular Mayor of Salt Lake City, is my choice. Check out his platform. Google is your friend.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: Ryan Jensen

Darn it! I gotta write more letters! I would have loved to have made Ron’s list.

Congratulations Comrades Lemaster, Cali, et al.

(Sorry, couldn’t resist the “comrades” bit, just to twist Ron’s screw on more turn).

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: Lee Cali

Scare tactics? Perchance you have forgotten the recent Republican stall on the raising the debt ceiling. Pretty scary! And then there's the long ago Gingrich standoff with President Clinton (precipitated by his immature annoyance of sitting in the back of the plane) that shut the Government down for 28 days, the longest in history. Very scary!

How about naming a Demo scare tactic of those dimensions, instead of just throwing out nonsense.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: Phil Falbo

You are impressively wrong, Mr. Luce about my "plaint."

My main plaint is that the present-day right wing version of the republi-can't party exists.


As a country, we pay for that sorry reality daily, inspite of your predictable pretense otherwise.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: Ann Rant

EMMA!! EMMA!! Yes, yes, yes! Until we are given a 'Neither of the Above' box on our ballots, nothing is going to change.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: Larry Amis

Is there anyone out there that really believes that it ought to be of the people by the people for the people? I keep hearing from all candidates what is wrong with all the other candidates, but what I want to hear is something from someone who will actually do what the people want starting with having the same retirement and health benifits as the common man.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: Peter, Yavapai County

Ron, it's just that some of us in the middle are still a little "gun shy" after the last Republican administration took budget surpluses and in seven years of spending and tax cutting sent debt and unemployment skyrocketing. Yeah, you could say we're a little scared.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: Emma Goldman

Mr. Luce,

Do you really see major differences between the Rs and Ds? Really?

The corrupt, bought-off puppets of the super wealthy are coming and Ron is only worried about the ones labeled Democrats. Sounds like you drank the Kool-Aid.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: Slater Slater

DAH! The cave man of course.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: America First NOT your little gop gang.

LOL......thats right. Its not the sky thats falling? Its the gop crashing. LOL maybe ya all can build that rocket and take your leader newt and go to the moon.......bonvoyage lmfao

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: America First NOT your little gop gang.

Typical and expected. The trolls are coming, The trolls are coming. Republicans of decent mindset? Can you honestly say that you are proud of what you have produced as viable candidates for the office of USA President? Be Honest? Can you? NO you cant. Why? Because this current Republican party is made up of nothing but confused, delusional, paranoid and yes racist. Unlike Independents and Democrats that just want America to advance, jobs to return and economy to get better. Vote Obama 2012.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: No they're not! No they're not!

That's not the sky falling, silly, it's the GOP! In tiny microscopic pieces! No mistake there, just its destiny fulfilling itself! Their candidates showing themselves for who they really are is all the scare tactic anyone needs to know who to vote for in 2012!


Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article comment by: Gaia Gurl

So which one do YOU want?

Three religion, three wives, lying ADULTERER, Newt?

VULTURE capitalist, tax EVADING, corporations ARE people, my friend, Mitt?

Women are BROOD mares, CAVE man Santorium?

Or RACIST, closet Libertarian, Ron Paul? BTW, Libertarianism is just a THEORY, it has NEVER been implemented . . . are you ready for ANOTHER experiment?

Looks like you got QUITE a choice there! LOL

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