Apparently Lee Racey forgot to read his letter (September 27) before submitting it. Specifically, the President of the United States is not the head of the Democratic Party: Antonio Villaraigosa is. Neither President Obama nor Villaraigosa is a socialist, but both are progressive (which I prefer) rather than being regressive.
Racey opines that Greg Millard should do some research to avoid becoming a “dupe.” Racey should have taken his own advice and do some research before labeling President Obama a socialist. Earlier, Rick Perry had called President Obama a socialist, earning a “pants on fire” award from PolitiFact. Google: “PolitiFact: Rick Perry says Barack Obama is a socialist”
Still, Racey wants Millard to help return to power the party that got us into the mess we’re in. And then there’s Romney and Ryan who say they want to talk about jobs and the economy – apparently that’s all they want to do: talk. What the GOP Platform reveals is that their time would be spent primarily in attempting to enact their religious beliefs into law.
The rest of their time would be spent legislating further tax cuts for the wealthy and funding more pork for the already bloated military-industrial complex, to be financed by gutting all social programs. Note that Ryan espouses supply-side economics, an approach that has demonstrated no ability to grow the economy and works only to increase the financial imbalance between the upper and lower economic classes.
John H. Terrell