Letters: GOP needs a new platform

Re: ‘Obama not a very good boss’ (Metro, Dec. 3)

If you think Obama made the world “less safe, drove up national debt by the trillions or kept the unemployment rate at 8 percent and ruined the ‘best’ health care system in the world,” than leave. President Obama is basically a Republican of the 1980s-90s: financially conservative (he left the banks alone and continued to assist when necessary) and is socially liberal. Small government doesn’t care who you marry, what your religion is or what a woman chooses to do with her own body. That is exactly the opposite of what a GOP run by Tea Party loons is pushing. If Republicans want to win an election, I suggest they stop bashing a man who reflects actual Republican ideals (which happen to be same as modern America’s) and start looking for a candidate who can at least mimic those ideals and perhaps even progress them further. You may not win the first election, but at least your party will be respectable and gain credit with younger voters over time.

Oh, and stop watching Fox.

Gregory Garofolo, via email

Why can’t Republicans ever be sincere? For instance, we all agree: Obamacare is actually ROMNEYcare, and the GOP loved it so much they tried to make its creator — Mitt Romney — the president! That’s how much they love Obamacare when it was going by another name. Very phony of Republicans. They do this with all issues, like attacking Obama for imitating nearly everything Bush did, from funding fake wars to ballooning our national debt. It’s just as the Republicans made Tax Hike Mike Bloomberg their top candidate three out of three times, but NOW try to pretend he was a Democrat or Liberal! Nope.

Mike Dobbins-Schaal, via email



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