Letter: More of the same in the White House?
January 13, 2015
To the Editor:
Felicia Muftic's columns are probably good representations of Democratic political thought, and they always trouble me when I read one. I suppose Republican columnists do the same thing, so my objection is primarily to the bias and inaccuracy always present in such material.
It would be nice to read opinion columns where the writers were more or less neutral and discussed issues that would benefit everyone, rather than the few.
Ms. Muftic seems to be supporting Hillary Clinton's potential candidacy and defending her record, which is fine, although such things reflect somewhat on her character, just as for any candidate, so they are worth knowing. She mentions Clinton's possible problem with "dynasty fatigue," but does not mention that it applies to both her and Jeb Bush equally. She mentions "trickle down" economics as a detriment to any GOP candidate, which only reveals her own total ignorance of economic principles. Trickle down is a political slur and a misrepresentation that has nothing to do with how an economy works.
Finally, Ms. Muftic mentions the economic "death dive" under George W. Bush (and his Democrat-controlled Congress) during the 2008 campaign. At that time I wrote a letter to the Denver Post suggesting that the election of Barack Obama would simply be an extension of Bush's and Congress' failed economic policies. My prediction has proved out, except that Obama was even more aggressive in subverting our economy.
I am a conservative, but I try to be open minded and willing to accept any policy or candidate that will strengthen our country and make it prosper. Listening to the underground voices, it is likely that neither party will field a candidate who meets those criteria. More and more voices say that if the candidates are Clinton, Warren, Bush, Christie, or Romney, they will not vote at all, because there is little to distinguish them.