To the editor:
In Mr. Simons’ Saturday Column on July 21 he wonders about our gullibility this election season.
When over half of the voters chose Sen. Obama to lead this country in 2008, it was because we saw in him a depth and vision that would be able to bring together the factions in Congress and in this country. Guess what? On the very eve of the inauguration in January 2009, GOP pollster Frank Luntz met with GOP congressional leaders and made a pact to block every single one of President Obama’s coming proposals, even those that the GOP had originally supported! President Obama is NOT a failure! He has accomplished much while facing almost insurmountable odds. People have better health care, veterans have more benefits, and the auto industry did not fail like Romney thought it should!
The GOP campaign touts Romney’s business experience, which is questionable at best in terms of tenure and accountability at Bain Capital, in addition to his off-shoring his profits in order to escape paying U.S. taxes. (Did Eisenhower run a business?) Contrary to Saturday’s column, it is the Romney campaign which uses falsehoods in ads, dragging in Hillary Clinton and Bob Schieffer without asking, and leaving out a whole sentence in the president’s speech about the importance of building a business with one’s own effort plus the help of others.
Will Kansans vote to increase the wealth of the already super-wealthy and jeopardize adequate funding for education and health care in Kansas? Not me. Enough is enough!