To the editor:
The Nov. 4 Journal-World editorial was misinformed and insulting. Journal-World: “regardless of what the majority of citizens … may wish.” In polls, 40 percent of Americans support Republican policies, 43 percent Democratic policies. J-W: “House of Representatives with the GOP holding a strong majority.” The Democratic majority was 75 seats. The Republicans will be 45 or so. The Democrats’ majority was not enough to keep the party of “no” from emasculating many things they tried to do.
J-W: “Lawrence and its voters are off on another planet — not in the same constellation as the rest of the state or nation,” “a community that once had a bright future … has seen its best days as a thing of the past,” and “it may be too late to make any corrective actions.”
Your readership is primarily liberal. Don’t lecture us. “Off on another planet” is insulting, we are not out of step with half the nation (see above). That we are out of step with the rest of the state has long been a point of pride. Perhaps the editorial board of the Journal-World is out of step with its (declining) readership? We could say the J-W is a newspaper that once had a bright future becoming one that, by its actions, has seen its best days as a thing of the past.
Get in step with your readership. Or perhaps we need a more liberal newspaper in this town? To return the favor, what is the color of the sky in your world?