The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


March 27, 2014

What patriots hate

The letter writer in Friday’s paper (March 21) lumps all the patriots with whom he disagrees into a single group and brands them all as haters. How narrow is that? He says that they hate, among many other things, “regulations, taxes, entitlements, unions.” That’s absurd. None of the patriotic citizens I know hate any of those things.

What patriots hate are regulations that are abused to prevent patriotic people from freely campaigning; taxes that are wasted by the trillions; entitlements that encourage a leeching citizenry and unions that force workers to pay union leaders who are dishonest thugs!  Patriots hate bigots who pretend to be liberal while they spew hateful tirades against kindly and compassionate Latinos, Black-Americans, church leaders, thrifty legislators, and women who just happen to be politically conservative!

The writer says President Obama is first on many Americans’ list of despised individuals. He observes that you can “Ask why, and you really don’t get a reason….” That’s a stunning observation! The political cartoons, editorials and political talk shows have been bloated with solid reasons!

Are Americans expected to admire a man whose supporters rigged the 2012 election? Or admire a man who embarrassed the United States with unsupported threats against Syria? Or admire a man who told our  enemies the exact time we would stop defending a nation that they hope to throttle? Or who secretly promised Vladimir Putin that we’d cater to his interest in reducing the missile defense of Putin’s enemies? Or who meekly let that same former KGB boss move into Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Or who withheld military protection to helpless American staff members in Benghazi? Or who leaves Israel dangling before its intemperate neighbors? Or who spends millions of tax dollars to campaign for political funds? Or who awards billions of tax dollars to political supporters? Or who skirts the U.S. Constitution to deny Congress its legal powers? Or who is a pathological liar, who made promises in 2008 that he never intended to keep, who then openly lied a half dozen times before the United Nations and who lied, literally dozens of times, in order to dupe Congress into creating the worst snafu in American history!

Obviously, if the letter writer took a critical look, he could identify thousands of Americans, of any party, color or gender, who could provide the character and leadership skills that are utterly lacking in the present office holder. Unfortunately, we can’t trust a single Obama statement.


How sad we can’t reverse the clock…

To “Honest Abe” from “False Barack”!        

Guy Graybill,


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