Letter reflected negative ads, e-mail blasts – not facts
I just finished a letter to the editor from Norm Benson and found it interesting not for it’s content, but rather for what it lacked. First and most obvious was the letters complete lack of facts, opting only for the opinion of a person who relies too much on all those “Obama is the boogie man” e-mails and negative ads we all have been getting, but not checking the facts.
Secondly, the author claims to be trying to sway undecided voters, but fails to mention anything positive about John McCain.
“Sooner or later, people are going to figure out if all you run is negative attack ads you don’t have much of a vision for the future or you’re not ready to articulate it.” [The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, 2/21/2000]
Although there are far too many inaccuracies to address in one letter, there is one in particular that must be addressed. That is Obama does support the second amendment, he voted in favor of the Vitter Amendment in 2006 which called “To prohibit the confiscation of a firearm during an emergency or major disaster if the possession of such firearm is not prohibited under Federal or State law.”
In addition to the Second Amendment, Obama also strongly supports the others, specifically the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth ” all of which have taken quite a beating in recent years.
A recent poll shows that 77 percent of Americans think this country is going in the wrong direction. It is time for a change; in fact it’s way past time.
“There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, it’s probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on … shame on you. It fool me. We can’t get fooled again.”
-George W. Bush
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