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March 17, 2009

Goldberg’s scare tactics

Jonah Goldberg is fair when he lambastes White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel for saying, “Never allow a crisis to go to waste” (3/12, Opinion, “Exploitation of crisis, fear is not leadership”). Such comments are unseemly and boorish.
Mr. Goldberg is less than fair — really, he is dishonest — when he suggests the current administration is using fear to somehow sneak through its “long-standing liberal agenda on health care, energy and education.” Fear has nothing to do with it. That agenda was the basis of Barack Obama’s bid for the presidency. It was his campaign promise.
Mr. Goldberg compounds his dishonesty by saying the administration’s tactics are “fundamentally undemocratic.” How so? The majority of Americans who went to the polls in November voted for the man and his promises.
Quit trying to scare us, Mr. Goldberg.

Jim Patrico
Plattsburg, Mo.

Comments

Engineer

mike d
My point was that what he was saying was the only thing he presented to cause people to vote for him.

mike d

I have no idea what was in his record that would cause anyone to vote for him. Maybe it was his lack of a record. I'll tell you what though, if in November of 2012 I still have the same job that I do now I will vote for him myself.

Engineer

mike d
How do you evaluate a candidate other than by what he says and his past record? As Obama had virtually no past record what other means did anyone have to evaluate him other than what he said? Many not only believed everything he said but read even more into his remarks than they actually contained.

mike d

They voted for the man, not his promises. A politician's promises are worthless.

Engineer

Jim
The truth is that some things were included in the "stimulus" bill that had little to do with stimulus. In this way they were passed without any discussion let alone debate.

Engineer

Jim
The truth is that some things were included in the "stimulus" bill that had little to do with stimulus. In this way they were passed without any discussion let alone debate.

Jim

Kee,

The letter writer made solid points and presented facts. Your comment does none of that and fails to refute anything in the letter.

Truth hurts, doesn't it?

Kee

Goldberg's column was solidly on target Jimbo....truth hurts doesn't it?

 
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