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Updated: January 13, 2013 6:03AM



Obama’s win not a mandate, just rejection of Romney

Comments from liberals give the clear impression that Barack Obama’s re-election justifies their point of view and, therefore, no one else’s possibly could be valid. And they could not be more wrong.

Just because someone gets elected does not make his agenda “true.” Despite what some have written, Obama did not “win big” or have any “mandate.”

Instead, he won only by the margin of conservatives who didn’t vote because they didn’t believe Mitt Romney was anything more than an East Coast liberal Republican in name only. Romney clearly didn’t win the hearts and minds of the right, but that doesn’t mean they agree with Obama or should give up and let him continue to “transform” our country.

The insulting language of people who say someone who watches Fox News or listens to Rush Limbaugh must be ignorant, is astounding. And the parroting of liberal talking points about so-called “voter suppression” is laughable, while interviews asking people why they voted for Obama tell a sobering tale.

The sheer ignorance of the left and the unabashed adulation-worship of Obama is troubling at best. America is about ideas, not cults of personality. People seem to like Obama, but most Americans still don’t agree with his ideology.

Yes, the election is over, and it’s time to move on. However, putting our country first really means doing the right things to get our fiscal house in order. We’re in a slow economy with an out-of-control, bloated federal government. It’s time to cut back.

David M. Grubb

Hobart

Pray for the president, even though wrong person won

I will continue to pray that the president, whoever it may be, makes the right decisions for the good of America.

I don’t think that has happened.

Barack Obama’s re-election was not surprising, though, because of who decides these matters. The book of Daniel 4:17, 25-26 has the answer to why he was re-elected, because there was no human reason he should have been.

It’s time for this nation to repent of our national sins and draw close to God or we will pay for our disgraceful actions.

Charles Taylor

Crown Point

Thanks to Gary for knocking down some homes; do more

I would like to thank Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and our General Services Department for demolishing abandonednonrepairable buildings in Gary.

Please send the demo crew to the 1700 block of Polk Street. We have five houses in this block that have been vacant more than 15 years. We frequently have asked the city to raze the properties, to no avail.

People have been sent out to look at the properties and promises made, but nothing has been done. Our City Council and precinct persons have been contacted.

A.B. Martin

Gary



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