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Letters to the editor, June 15

Smear attempt

What comprises the knowledgeable “we” with which Lee Nahrgang starts his correspondence of June 4? Does the we represent thousands of tea party members who Mr. Nahrgang has personally interviewed, or could it be one lone individual using we to give the impression that carries strength of numbers and all those quantities supporting Mr. Nahrgang’s opinion?

He states President Obama told supporters to think in terms of “we’re going to punish our enemies and reward our friends.” When did President Obama make such a statement? Was it a news conference? What was the occasion for this self-condemning statement? Was it directed as a statement about the international scene or did it come from your overactive right-wing imagination?

If one can’t find true evil about President Obama, are you only too glad to invent a suitable wickedness?

It has not been proven that President Obama sicced the IRS on conservative groups that oppose him; no matter what Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or the rest of what passes for news on Fox says.

You charge the Obama administration with “cronyism.” One of the biggest complaints about the Bush administration was cronyism. Where were you at that time? Not one letter, paragraph or sentence from you when it is a Bush procedure.

You attempt to smear the Obama administration and accuse members of running the country by what you call Chicago politics. I’ll take Chicago politics any time when you compare it to what you offer. We don’t need Nahrgang politics.

John Nance Garner,