In response to “Clinton: We are better off” (Sept. 6):
Clinton speech should be wake-up call for GOP
Thanks President Clinton, for calling out GOP ideologues for bad arithmetic and a presidential campaign that demonizes Obama with ridiculous ads that ignore the facts.
It’s time for substance to triumph in our political discourse. The oath is to country and citizens, so try forsaking the Karl Rove/Newt Gingrich “go negative” playbook. Better articulate how “trickle down” – with more tax cuts for the wealthiest, increased defense spending, less regulation and unidentified spending cuts – will affect us.
Also, please renounce Grover Norquist – as Sen. Alan Simpson has – so we can compromise our way to a brighter future.
Obama failed to make jobs, economy No. 1 priority
Bill Clinton gave an excellent nomination speech, but he left out something. He needed to pull out his own internal campaign slogan from years past.
He needed to look President Obama in the eye and boldly recite his old slogan several times: “It’s the economy, stupid!”
On second thought, it’s too late for that. Obama failed to put a high enough priority on the economy and jobs. We need a change so we can have hope.
Can’t say we’re better off; global ranking has dropped
The headline “Clinton: We are better off” should have been replaced by the page 2B headline “U.S. dips in global competitiveness.” It happened over the past four years. This is in spite of the fact that the Democrats controlled both the U.S. House and Senate during Obama’s first two years in office!
In response to “Democrats blow it by moving Obama” (Sept. 6 Editorial):
DNC decision to move Obama speech a responsible one
There would be even more criticism of the DNC committee had, God forbid, a lightning strike hit someone in Bank of America Stadium. There would have been widespread indignation that the people in the stadium were put at severe risk for votes.
It seems no one can win in this situation except those who were a lot safer Thursday night due to the DNC’s responsible decision making.
Joanne Agnes Kuhlmann
In response to “Protests, tension mark convention’s first day” (Sept. 5) and related articles:
Don’t give illegal immigrants preferential treatment
I would sincerely like any liberals, Democrats or even an Observer editorial writer to explain why illegal immigrants deserve preferential treatment over any other immigrant group.
Even the most humanitarian individuals must realize that we are in financial difficulty and our country is beginning to decline. We are having difficulty helping our own poor/homeless citizens.
Why give the right to demonstrate to illegal immigrants? Shouldn’t that right be reserved for citizens?
Greece’s economic woes just
the tip of the iceberg
Any country that cannot balance the budget is in a catastrophic economic situation. It means that country lacks basic discipline, social unity and coherence, willingness to sacrifice on behalf of society, personal responsibility, morality, and proper leadership.
It is always just a matter of time before those structural deficiencies reach the surface.
In response to “CMS primed for new standards” (Aug. 26):
Move toward online testing isn’t a sound choice for CMS
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is updating its curriculum to the ‘common core’ national standard. At the same time, the standardized testing system is changing. Eventually, “bubble-in” test sheets students now use will be replaced by online testing.
But online testing will require schools to procure enough computers for each student taking a test or have students test in small groups, which may prolong testing.
Isn’t enough time already wasted testing?
No yard waste pick-up due
to DNC? Give me a break
No yard waste or bulky pick up for us in south Charlotte this week because of the Democratic National Convention.
I guess the garbage trucks are either blocking off roads or ferrying delegates around the city?
Sure will miss Doug Robarchek, Dave Barry when DNC is gone
What a good start to the day when I have Dave Barry, Doug Robarchek and Dean Mullis to read – all on the same day. Give me that and the Buzz, and I am one of your happiest subscribers.