‘Radical’ Foley should look in rearview mirror
October 25, 2013 01:14 AM | 860 views | 10 10 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Why oh why do you allow columnist Kevin Foley a voice in your paper? Once again he’s blaming the Republicans in the House of Representatives as problem for the shutdown in Washington. He’s like a broken record. What Foley needs to do is take a civics class. Our government was set up as three equal but separate parts of government. Those small group of radicals were voted in by their constituents and we expect them to stand up to the despots in the White House and in the Senate who have flouted the Constitution since they been in office with the help of the true radical Harry Reid.

If Foley wants to blame the true obstruction in Washington it’s Harry Reid. The House Republicans have been trying to negotiate with Obama but Obama and Reid’s idea of government is their way or the highway, so tell Foley to go learn how the government is supposed to work, not how he hopes it to work (so he won’t have to buy his employees health care).

We will not allow liberals to run roughshod over our country all the while disregarding the Constitution and acting like it’s their government and not the people’s government. If Foley wants to talk about “a small group of radicals” he needs to look in a mirror. People like Foley are not the solution, they are the problem.

Barry Sanchez

Powder Springs
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Too funny
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October 25, 2013
Barry, how you can possibly view the shutdown through the lens you have described is astounding. It's typical of the irrational thinking we've come to expect from the Tea Party. Teahadists like Cruz would like nothing better than to dismantle the government.
frogbreath
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October 25, 2013
CobbCoGuy-

While I agree with you re: the First, I am fed up with the MDJ providing a bully pulpit for the likes of Foley and Oliver. Making Foley a feature columnist has become a bit too much for me. I most ,certainly feel that there WAS a good balance with Press, Froma, Parker, Henry, Estrich and Simon among many others, I see no advantage to me in reading shallow Progressive, home grown locals spoiling my morning coffee with their tripe.

Younger, more patient folks than I may be able to take it in stride. I no longer, can and I am cancelling my subscription.

I doubt this will be published.

To the editors--you are good people, who, in my opinion, like the GOP , have bent too far to show you are fair.

Kevin Foley
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October 25, 2013
God speed frogbreath (whoever you are)!!!
CobbCoGuy
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October 25, 2013
frogbreath...

Stick around! With the mid-terms on the horizon, the fun is just beginning.
just sayin
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October 25, 2013
Thank you Barry, objective, bipartisan and rational opinions are always well received. Take a pill!
Kevin Foley
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October 25, 2013
Poor Mr. Sanchez. He would prefer voices with which he disagrees silenced rather than consider what's being said. This is called epistemic closure.

Here's what I learned in civics class: the president has the power to veto legislation. Congress makes legislation. Tea partiers in Congress wanted to pass legislation that would kill the Affordable Care Act. The president would never sign it. Why should he? It was a law duly passed and signed into law then upheld by SCOTUS.

Most right-minded GOP members of Congress knew Obama wouldn't sign and said using the debt ceiling as leverage to extort the president would be a loser. It was.

The tea party stands for nothing except self-serving anarchy as embodied by Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Paul Broun, Rand Paul and all the rest of the "whacko birds" (John McCain's words, not mine).

CobbCoGuy
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October 25, 2013
Barry,

I agree with your message, but please leave this kinda stuff checked at the door:

"Why oh why do you allow columnist Kevin Foley a voice in your paper?"

It's called the First Amendment and when you suggest closing the door on opinions with which you do not agree, it makes us Conservatives look bad.

Let me be clear, again, I agree with your message. You could also add how the Democrat Senate has not passed a budget in, what, 4 years now?

Lib in Cobb
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October 25, 2013
@Barry: The obstructionists wanted to negotiate only if The Affordable Care Act was on the table. No Democrat including OUR president will agree to such nonsense. The GOP wanted 19 different items revised if they were going to negotiate. At least seven of those items were connected to the Affordable Care Act. The ACA is the most important legislation passed since the Civil Rights Act. You and the GOP are dreaming.

The GOP has conducted wars on our population since the loss of McCain and his running dope in 2008, just get over it, accept the loss and get over it.

The loss of McCain was emphasized in 2012 when your less than adequate nominee also lost to OUR president. The GOP is a hate filled group, because a liberal, black man with a Muslim name dared to become and remain president, and you can't stand it.

Yes Barry, the GOP/TP are indeed obstructionists who have participated in high level busting of OUR president, because they can't imagine the need for change. In fact the GOP has no imagination at all.
Some guy
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October 26, 2013
You can't much more un-American than trying to silence opinions with which you do not agree.
Ted?
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October 26, 2013
@Barry

A true U.S. Patriot doesn't EVER desire to prevent the opinions of others from being diseminated.

While you whine, Kevin Foley gets to live in your head, rent free. That is what happens to people who just don't want to grow up and face reality.



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