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Obstructionism shouldn’t be rewarded

Published 11:54am Monday, October 29, 2012

Dear editor:

While President Barack Obama was being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, there were 15 republicans meeting in a restaurant. Included in these 15 were Paul Ryan (candidate for vice president), Eric Cantor (one of the young guns) and Newt Gingrich. They made a plan to block President Obama from passing anything that would help the economy and thereby make the people unhappy with the president’s leadership. You can do this by filibustering a bill so it will require 60 votes to pass instead of the usual majority vote. If they did this consistently, they could take back the White House in 2012 because the economy would be in the tank. Not even the “jobs bill” was passed (that would have helped so many people) and the country’s infrastructure. This is not good politics; it is sabotage. It is just so hard to believe that people would stoop to this level.

What did our U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, Richard Shelby and U.S. representative Spencer Bachus do while this treachery was going on? Did they lead and say, “Hey if we do this it might hurt the people of the U.S.?” No, they followed the evildoer’s lead, becoming part of the problem, obstructionism.

These people should not be rewarded by being re-elected. Maybe women should run for their positions. In fact, there is a woman, Ms. Penny Bailey, a U.S. veteran who is running for the 6th Congressional District U.S. representative. I don’t think women would agree to a plan that would hurt the United States of America and the people of the Great State of Alabama. Good luck to us all. Get out and vote.

Charles Powell, Clanton

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  • wannabestaffwriter

    Mr. Powell, have you been drinking some strange Kool-aide? And, Editors, why does this opinion show up on the “front page”of the email Advertiser I get? I am so concerned about this writer’s stability. Traditionally opinions don’t make the front page because they are not news & folks are not that interested. According to this person there has been a “cabal” of “evildoers” on Capitol Hill making all the bad stuff evolve over the last 4 years & the man in the White House is an innocent bystander. If you have been watching your TV, Mr. Powell, the Incumbent has been claiming great success with his policies….how does that fit in with your theory? Our economy has slowed more each quarter this year…is that the “Cabal” working against him? Do you wish you had gone to Vegas with him while our brave Americans & Ambassdor were being slaughtered in our Consolate in Syria? Do you even know about that? Bet not. The White House watched it happen & ordered no assistance or rescue for them. They were representing you & me, Mr. Powell…working overseas.

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