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LETTERS: Republicans falsely labeled

What world are we living in?

A president is elected with questionable credentials, wins a Nobel Peace Prize for virtually nothing, then proceeds to socially re-engineer our society, taking us further into debt in three years than all other U.S. presidents combined.

We are now faced with the atrocity known as Obamacare, the full implications of which none of us know, including its sponsors, and we are strong-armed into giving his administration whatever they want, or Democrats have threatened (that’s accurate: Harry Reid has promised), that they will — by majority vote — change the law to strong-arm the Republican minority into giving them what they want.

A president who preached bi-partisanship has shown none, and has more sharply divided this nation than at any point that this middle-aged American can remember, including perhaps as sharply as the late ’60s and the Vietnam War.

Then we have Elliot Brack’s column (“When will moderate Republicans decide that’s enough?” Oct. 9, 7A) about the “radicals” of the Republican party. Really?

He apparently does not recognize that the Democrats’ wider tent is replete with more radicals than the Republicans could conjure up if they tried. The truth is that what he calls the radicals of the Republican party are the moderates of yesterday who are fed up with a federal government spending out of control and unwilling to listen to anyone but their socialist-leaning constituency.

It is interesting that the most newsworthy item we have seen since our bloated federal government has shut down is World War II veterans being barred from visiting memorials. Otherwise, our free society and free-enterprise business community seems to be chugging along just fine, which is what made this country great.

Mr. Brack, it’s the Republican constituency — who you call “radicals” — that keeps this country afloat. And their primary message is to stop the hemorrhaging of spending. The fact that Brack and half of America could even suggest that conviction is radical is frightening.

Mike Puckett, Buford