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posted: 4/3/2014 5:00 AM

Blaming GOP for failures wrongheaded

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In his March 21 letter, Ken Glassman ridiculously laid blame for the failure of the Obama administration on the Republican opposition. He states that "for five long years he's seen America weakened by Republican determination to bring down our president and our government." He makes wild accusations, such as, "They've fought the president at every turn to maintain their economic reign of terror."

Sounds menacing, but what the heck does that mean? He accuses the Republicans of weakening our government and its ability to lead because of their "scorched earth policies." We readers of such wild accusations would appreciate at least one example of a Republican scorched earth action.

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It's easy to make accusations without citing examples, as Mr. Glassman tends to do. For instance, I could say that most Democrats were illogical in their reasoning and in their actions, but if I did so, I would cite examples of how I came to such a conclusion. Of course I would never do such a thing because this newspaper limits me to 300 words and it would take at least 3,000 words to list most of the examples.

In conclusion, doesn't Mr. G know that for the five years of Mr. Obama's presidency, the Democrats controlled either all three, or two of the three, branches of government? With that kind of power, how can he blame the Republicans for this administrations failure?

Gene Maril

Arlington Heights

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