To the editor:
I have to admit I had mixed feelings reading Mr. Simons’ March 7 Saturday Column. I wanted to laugh out loud, but I felt sorry for him, too. I’m sure he thinks of this column as some sort of clarion call to arms, but it’s rote regurgitation of the current Republican talking points and serves only to point out why the majority of the American people have turned away from the policies of the Republican Party.
Instead of hope, they offer fear, instead of knowledge there’s only a willful ignorance of history, instead of a helping hand to those in need, they proffer a slap in the face. Mr. Simons and his right-wing colleagues apparently have nothing else to offer this country. If the last eight years taught us anything, it’s that the Republicans not only can’t manage a war, but they don’t know how to run the country, either.