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April 24, 2014

In Your Opinion: GOP's lies aren't helping America

How anyone under the present circumstances can hold their heads up and call themselves Republicans is beyond me. The outrageous lies that are emanating from the elected officials in Washington are beyond belief. 

Eighty Muslim Brotherhoods in Obama’s administration? Who are they? Twenty-three executive orders restricting guns? Name one! He breaks all the laws? Which ones? Obama doesn’t abide by the Constitution? How? 

The accusations are 24/7 and sadly false, without any facts to substantiate their talking points. The Republicans claim that the world views America as weak and that it is the president’s fault. Yet they also claim he is an absolute dictator. Has it occurred to them that the world watches and listens to these Republicans and right-wing groups that are trying to destroy a legally elected president of America? 

The world watches and listens to them refuse to pass legislation that would help the U.S. and the world’s economy. The world sees how the Republican Congress deliberately works against its own citizens so as not to give the president any benefit. They count the number of times they have voted to repeal a law that our Supreme Court ruled constitutional. Yes! They see our government as broken and are also intelligent enough to see who is responsible. 

People need to listen to all the accusations that are made daily and ask the questions “who,” “where,” and “what” are the facts backing up the claims. To simply believe right-wing Republican talking points indicates a simple mindset. Add up the Republican salaries in Congress and ask yourself if the taxpayers are getting their money’s worth. Laws against the poor, middle class, women, children, the elderly, restricting voting rights, millions spent on investigations that have no basis in fact! 

Read Paul Ryan’s budget. Wake up America; vote them out!

Donna J. Shaver


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