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Chuck Pinkey

October 22, 2013

Washington politics full of deception


You can’t make this stuff up, folks. Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell was a leading negotiator for the Republicans. Tucked into the bill to open the government and raise the debt ceiling is a $3 billion appropriation for a dam in Kentucky. What a coincidence that Mitch McConnell is from Kentucky! 

In a nutshell, they won and we lost, but conservatives and the tea party are still standing and still smiling, and we’re ready for the next round. This time, there were too few men and women of character and honor, and too many men and women of posturing and greed. That will change.

Many think we are in America’s darkest hours and her best days are spent. Not so! Just remember that spring day in 1775 when the defeat at Lexington was followed by the victory at Concord.

CHUCK PINKEY is a retired area businessman. He can be reached at The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board, but the author thinks they ought to. 

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