Letter to the Editor

Biased critics

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dear Editor,

I wish to thank Mike Hendricks for his article on the opinion page of the McCook Daily Gazette of Dec. 11, 2009. He certainly was correct (and exposed) the partisan politics of the Republican congressmen and senators as they vote on any bills brought up in Congress by the Democrats, or solutions to our problems as a nation by the Obama administration.

He stated it well when he summarized "That they vote arm-in-arm, and everybody else can go to hell, as they oppose anything and everything the Democrats propose."

What did happen to our debating the issues, as our founding fathers obviously desired. Bringing bills up for debate is the only way to make a law desireable to the majority.

Trashing our U.S. Senator, Ben Nelson, by some of our letter writers and columnists for voting to bring the health bill up for debate is bias, and not caring whether America wins or loses, only that the Republican party wins or loses.

I like Sen. Ben Nelson and I think he is an honest man who's trying to do the best he can, as Mike stated.

I think Mr. Hendricks hit the nail on the head when he stated that some of the local columnists and national radio hosts (Rush Limbaugh) hope Obama fails; because if he doesn't, it means the Democrats are right and the Republicans weren't.

Thanks again, Mike Hendricks, for your bravery in trying to expose the truth in your column. You did it much better than I could do.

Garnett Henton,

McCook

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  • Keep it up Mike, as a Republican I like to hear the other side so I can make a informed decision.

    -- Posted by Oh what a wonderful day on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 12:33 PM
  • Keep it up Mike, as a Republican I like to hear the other side so I can make a informed decision.

    -- Posted by Oh what a wonderful day on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 12:33 PM

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    At least you believe the other side is capable of informing you, and that apparently that information has some validity and value.Unfortunately for many spokespeople for ideological positions it's only their opinion that they dispense.While there may be some value in that it's limited and often not connected to the reality of the situation.I happen to believe that the more debate the better the odds that actual information will be presented.

    -- Posted by davis_x_machina on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 10:37 AM
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