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Updated: March 26, 2013 6:04AM



Evidence is clear: GOP will be the new dinosaurs

In an evidence-based world, dinosaurs did indeed exist. In an evidence-based world, climate change is real. In an evidence-based world, Barack Obama won re-election by a clear majority. In retrospect, Fox news is an abomination in regard to fair and balanced reporting. In going forward with the prior statements in mind, perhaps it is also true that:

■ The Republican party has not recognized that the 2012 electoral map based on population and political preference is overwhelmingly Blue.

■ Rand Paul is not qualified to be a senator let alone a questioner on cabinet confirmations.

■ John McCain is living in the past where his heroism in Vietnam and his foresight are in decline.

■ The Republican Party has shown through some of its most famous representatives such as Rush Limbaugh, Sen. Mitch McConnell, columnist Charles Krauthammer, Lindsey Graham and Sean Hannity that any fabrication of the truth, no matter how bizarre, will suffice with these people under any circumstance.

These people — Republicans and, yes, a few Democrats — have of late shown that even a respected member of their own party (Chuck Hagel) is not immune from their vitriol of hatred and vendettas for the simple reason of trying to deny the president his cabinet choice. Hagel, if confirmed, will be a great asset to President Obama in an evidence-based world.

The Republican Party is soon to be a thing of the past and to this fact, I say good riddance. That is the truth in an evidence-based world where elections are won and lost by the votes with the consent of the majority, not by rigging the process or stealing the vote.

Eddie V. Washington

Gary

If you think Obama’s after guns, hide in your bunker

President Obama has never stated that he wanted to change the First, Second or 22 amendments, Tom Fischer. If you can find such a statement, you should publish it. Good luck. If you think the president is coming after your beloved guns, then go to your bunker with all your guns and wait for the bugle to blow. Glenn Beck is selling a complete survival kit online.

Just like you have a right to bear arms, we all have a right to live life. It’s about making it safe and keeping guns out of the hands of those who can cause harm — simple. If it is your belief, Mr. Fischer, that the president is surrounded by “flunkies,” it’s easy to see that you got him mixed up with Bush. I forgive you for that.

It’s also your belief that if it hadn’t been for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Obama would not be president. If you ever studied history, you would know that if the seventh president Andrew Jackson hadn’t signed the Indian Removal Act back on May 28, 1830 that permitted the relocation of the Native American tribes in order to create territories for white settlers, you might not be sitting where you are now? Don’t overreact!

Bertha Shaifer

Gary



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