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Letters to the editor, August 28

Leftist leanings

My dad lived by the principle “Say what you mean; mean what you say.”

How does President Obama meet this challenge? He spoke as a unifier at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, saying that Americans aren’t divided into “red states” and “blue states,” that we’re all members of “one American family.”

Apparently, he really meant that only those agreeing with leftist thinking are members of the American family. Those disagreeing are hateful, un-American and deserve to have the IRS and the rest of government used against them, despite any rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

In pitching Obamacare, President Obama promised something wonderful that would let Americans keep doctors and health plans they liked. There would be no new middle-class taxes, and lower cost, even with millions more covered, including those with pre-existing conditions.

Apparently, he really meant that he would promise anything, even the impossible, to force through a deeply flawed program, a “train wreck” (Democratic Sen. Baucus), a train wreck that leftist politicians who forced it on us want no part of for themselves.

A legislative victory for leftist thinking, leftists’ need to control, was worth sacrificing truth and punishing most Americans, the servants, with Obamacare requirements unacceptable for leftists and their friends, the masters.

Examples of “one American family,” principle, character, integrity?

President Obama isn’t the problem, though. The problem is self-righteous, self-serving, totalitarian leftist thinking that would have Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other leftist Democrats doing the same thing.

Lee Nahrgang