Latest Romney statement confirmed it: He’s an elitist
As one who has worked since age 15 and paid a great deal of taxes in my lifetime, I can assure Gov. Mitt Romney that there are millions like me who are fully productive members of society and carry our own load.
We also realize that any political party that stands for Wall Street and not for the middle class citizens on Main Street, should not govern our nation.
You sir, have proven to be an elitist.
Hopefully the “47 percent” you cast aside – and a whole lot more – can prevent you from ever leading this nation.
Romney failed to mention corporate freeloaders
While Gov. Romney in his videotaped fundraising speech condemns everyone on Social Security and Medicare as government freeloaders, notably absent in his list were oil companies and agribusiness among others who take large federal subsidies whether they need them or not.
Finally we get some inkling of what Romney really thinks and it is the world view of a plutocrat not a populist, Tea Party or otherwise.
Too much of president’s attention focused on campaign
America is being attacked abroad – embassies burning, ambassador and staff assassinated, and U.S. soldiers being murdered by our allies.
The president himself should be managing the crisis. He should report on it personally to the American people.
That’s not asking too much – that’s what we hired him to do.
What will it take for President Obama to go back to his day job?
The next step for terrorists will be to attack the homeland again. Is that what it will take to get the president’s attention?
In response to “Obama isn’t acting presidential but Observer criticizes Romney” (Sept. 18 Forum):
It’s the electronic age; no need to physically attend meetings
A reminder to Forum writer Dick Meyer and those determined to find excuses to disrespect President Obama:
With today’s technology, it is no longer a necessity for anyone, not even the president, to physically attend meetings.
Meetings take place on a daily basis among people from all over the world who don’t even have to leave their own countries to join in or be kept up to date, minute by minute.
Get the point?
While you were ‘occupying,’ you could’ve been cashing in
While the national debt balloons, all stock index values soar, the Observer reports.
While Occupy Wall Street was occupying it should have been buying.
John V. Doyle
In response to “Gay marriage issue shakes black churches’ support” (Sept. 17):
If your pastor says stay home on Nov. 6, find a new pastor
I was very disturbed to read that some black clergy are telling their flocks not to vote because they see no good choice between a Mormon candidate or one who supports gay marriage.
Have they forgotten how many of their brethren gave their lives for the right to vote?
To openly use discrimination as a reason to tell congregants to stay home on Election Day boggles the mind!
Any congregation with a pastor sending this message needs to find a new pastor.
In response to “Obama has accomplished at least one thing so far” (Sept. 11 Forum):
Stick to the issues and stop degrading the First Lady
Michelle Obama came to the White House with charm, personal accomplishments and a sense of style that has been acknowledged worldwide. She didn’t have to be transformed into “America’s best-dressed sweetheart” as Forum writer Bud Hirsch said.
Furthermore, as First Lady why shouldn’t she travel around the world as her predecessors have? Mr. Hirsch should stick to the issues in this election.
Pat Van Dyke
Obama has set this nation
on a downward spiral
The writer is a retired Air Force colonel.
President Obama has weakened our economy by increasing our national debt by trillions.
The Robin Hood myth of taking from the rich to give to the poor enslaves the middle class to the welfare state, a flawed form of government demonstrated by the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Reverse this disastrous course President Obama has deliberately set for our nation, and replace him with the conservative leadership of team Romney/Ryan.
Panthers fans were rude, ill-mannered; we won’t be back
My husband and I are Saints fans who came up from Charleston, S.C., for Sunday’s game. We could not believe the rudeness and hostility we encountered. For example, someone asked how we would feel if their players broke both of our beloved quarterback Drew Brees’ legs!
We should be treated with dignity – considering the money we spent coming to the game and in your town! Y’all need a lesson in Southern hospitality!
Fran L. Grossman