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Updated: December 29, 2012 6:04AM



Country made the wrong choice; GOP didn’t fail

I am tired of hearing conservative talking heads analyzing the election in terms of what group was left out (i.e., Latinos and women), or what Mitt Romney failed to do or say.

Please, people, for once, let’s be like liberals who blame America first.

It wasn’t that Republicans are not as savvy at social media. It wasn’t that we didn’t stand up strongly enough for our principles. If you viewed the convention in Florida, you saw and heard we stand for small government, religious values, lower taxes and the Constitution.

No, it’s just what both candidates were saying all along: The choice never was clearer than in this presidential election. America chose the wrong man.

People in this country keep ratings high for reality TV programs degrading the dignity of humans. We are becoming a nation of toothless morons entertained by anything that brings people down or superficially titillates.

Immorality is rampant. Did it occur to any of you in the majority that the president comes from the most politically corrupt city and state in the country? Or did you think he would just escape all that depravity because he’s so cool and hip?

Have you noticed in the past four years that it makes headlines when Obama goes to church? Can you not see the obvious repugnance he has for things religious?

This is a president who has shown he is not merely pro-choice; he is pro-abortion.

May God have mercy on us all.

Jay Ramirez

Chesterton

Obama has a chance to leave a favorable legacy this term

There are so many misconceptions about the outcome of presidential elections as they relate to the economy and investing.

For example, many who were ardently opposed to President Obama claim the stock market will not perform well because he was re-elected.

If that is true, then why did the market gain 100 percent in the last 31/2 years during Obama’s first term?

Actually, it had little to do with Obama’s policies. It was primarily due to the market’s cyclical rebound after the greatest decline since the great recession in 2008.

The truth is, economic cycles and other factors are far more powerful than any one president’s power to control them.

One of the most important things a president can do is to be a strong, effective leader.

Unfortunately that was not President Obama’s strong suit in his first term.

Unencumbered by re-election in his second term and every president’s desire to leave a favorable legacy, I suspect there will be far less political acrimony and more cooperation in his second term.

Let’s unite as Americans and focus on improving our own lives.

That, along with the power of free enterprise, will do more to improve our economy than any one man.

Angelo T. Stath

Merrillville



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