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Updated: December 24, 2012 6:04AM



Tea party must look within
to understand its losses

After all the shouting, chest-thumping and general ill will, the elections are over and have left a smile on the face and a song in the heart for many of us.

The tea party people are left to contemplate what they have accomplished up to now. In Indiana, they helped get a lobbyist and Washington insider to be our senator, then they helped remove a very senior and influential Republican senator and replaced him with a hand-picked candidate of their own ilk, and he delivered us a Democrat for that office.

The irony is almost too delicious, and will be the inspiration for a nice, warm glow when one needs it.

And, one of the more humorous aspects of this is, the tea party folks won’t get it. They will blame the press, the liberals or the government, but they won’t say it is God’s will. And, of course, they won’t look in the mirror.

Gerald Knarr

Kouts

GOP’s days numbered, thanks to changing demographics

The cartoon that ran in the Nov. 11 Post-Tribune was correct: The future demographics of the United States are not on the side of the Republican Party.

We can thank the treasonous 1965 Immigration Reform Act, passed by Ted Kennedy and his ilk, which was promised not to significantly alter the demographics of the United States, and which turned out to be The Big Lie.

The Stupid Party (the GOP) failed to see what was coming, so its days are numbered.

The only way Republicans could appeal to the new demographics is by trying to become more liberal than the liberals themselves, which is, of course, impossible. If the Republicans promised $10,000 of additional welfare to every citizen of the United States, then the Democrats would simply promise $20,000, and they would get elected.

Already, people are muttering on the Internet about the eventual breakup of America into a collection of squabbling ethnostates, a concept that might seem absurd now, but so did the breakup of the Soviet Union not so long ago.

Perhaps this is what the Democrats want, since when the United States is no longer a world superpower, it will be less a target for terrorists.

Besides, it will allow them to consolidate even more power for themselves.

Timothy Arends

Hobart

Porter County surveyor grateful for public’s support

I would like to thank the people of Porter County for their support for the last 16 years and for re-electing me county surveyor.

I appreciate and am humbled by the encouragement and support I received and look forward to serving our citizens for another four years.

Kevin Breitzke,
Porter County surveyor,

Valparaiso



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