To the editor:
Just where has the editor of this fine paper been for two years? His March 24 editorial uses the deceptive Toyota statements to drag out the GOP’s favorite “dead horses:” Benghazi, the IRS and Fast and Furious, and then implies that the White House responses to those government actions were also deceptive. This is an old brainwashing technique recently perfected by Sen. Ted “Kool-Aid” Cruz; that is, making unfounded accusations long after endless hearings and investigations have found no malfeasance.
The editorial also uses a second trick: repeating the word “shameful” time and time again, denigrating the actions of this administration without providing any evidence.
What is “shameful” in this country? It is when an action by a political or governmental entity harms our citizens. It is “shameful” that the GOP vowed in 2008 to hinder all initiatives of the new president. And from then on, it has been “shameful” that GOP leaders have cut food stamps for poor and under-employed Americans, given tax breaks to those who stash cash overseas, tried to suppress voter turnout in the states, voted against equal pay for women, constantly tried to repeal the ACA, cut unemployment compensation for those looking for work, lessened benefits for returning veterans, gutted funds for public education — the list goes on and on.
The worst double standard that exists in government today is in the propaganda that the GOP spreads about being good for the country vs. their actual record of harming almost everything and everyone they do not agree with.