Cyr outstanding, but Foley drunk on ‘socialist moonshine’
April 29, 2013 11:59 PM | 1205 views | 7 7 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Claire Dunaway Cyr’s guest column “President leaves many Americans feeling betrayed” (Thursday’s MDJ) was outstanding and gives hope that “we can turn this boat (Obama’s socialistic blitzkrieg) around. It is our duty to be involved and informed, to question and research and to speak out when necessary.”

In contrast, check out columnist Kevin Foley’s statements, “Soldiers shouldn’t get caught up in political posturing of politicians like Reagan…” (and I thought this was a free country) and “I wrote it with misinformed folks like you in mind. The first step in recovering from conservative Kool Aid addiction is to admit that you have a problem.” (First, get rid of the log from your eye, then you can see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.)

The first column lists numerous problems but offers hope that they can be overcome. Foley’s solution seems to be to ignore the problems by demonizing those trying to solve them. It seems that he has had too much “socialist moonshine” by using “catfish journalism, that is, opening your big mouth and muddying the water.”

Ronald Reagan, as President of the Screen Actors Guild, saw the socialist/communist bent in Hollywood and worked vigorously to expose their threat. I was in the Air Force stationed in California during that period and followed the media’s attempt to demonize him, which they and ultra-progressives still do to any conservative today.

Cyr’s article is a recipe of hope for our future of freedom and morality. Foley’s is for socializing our freedom and secularizing our morality. If the blitzkrieg continues, we will become like Europe and other socialist-style nations — broke and controlled by fat-cat bureaucrats.

Jim Storey

Marietta
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Kevin Foley
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April 30, 2013
I know it's easier for Mr. Storey to read only opinions with which he agrees. It's much more taxing to absorb and digest those opinions with which he disagrees.

Reagan, for example, has been mythicized by the far right to the point where he's now a demigod. You clearly accept this version of the Gipper.

The reality is, Reagan was a FDR New Deal Democrat who was president to the screen actors union until he made a ton of money. Then he became a Republican. He was a well known as a Hollywood voluptuary who seldom if ever went to church. As I opined, he happened to be in the White House when the Soviet Union collapsed under its own weight. The rest of the Reagan myth is based on deception, something I noted last week conservatism needs in order to survive.

That assessment is called critical thinking, something missing from Ms. Cyr's column, which rehashed the usual far right talking points you can hear any day of the week in the far right media.

Mr. Storey, Ms. Cyr, please go read my latest blog about how to recover from conservative Kool Aid addiction. I'll just say this about it: Out of the mouths of babes.
Devlin Adams
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April 30, 2013
Foley, you would not know crtical thinking if it bit you in the backside. Your so-called critical thinking analysis of Reagan has been debunked by more than one person, capable of understanding history from the standpoint of facts and not the liberal swill you keep spouting.

Moreover, your constant belittling of, and talking down to those with opposing viewpoints is further proof that you are a "complex" liberal. You suffer from a persecution complex and a well deserved inferiority complex.

Here's a novel idea. Take your own advice and try listening to and learning from those with opposing viewpoints instead of attacking them.
Laura Armstrong
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April 30, 2013
Notwithstanding which columnist favors which politics, if you looked at their arguments it's quite obvious that Ms. Cyr (full disclosure: my son's fabulous art teacher) knows how to present information and lead us to a rational, logical conclusion while Foley continues his Alinskyish rants and the personal attacks that have become the hallmark of the left in their quest to force us into socialism. Foley is at his most absurd when he tries to use the military to make his points. We just love it here when he pulls that one out of his hat.
Kevin Foley
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April 30, 2013
@ Armstrong - It's always rational and logical as long as you agree with it.
Laura Armstrong
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April 30, 2013
Sometimes leftists and I do agree. For example, when all the leftists in Watertown, Mass. last week (posted on YouTube and various other places) were watching through the doorways of their apartments in horror as bombs exploded just outside and the bad guys were loosed upon them. They correctly, frantically, tried to identify who had "any gun or rifle." Of course, none of them did and they were all defenseless. I agreed with them then. Rational, thinking, perhaps a bit panicked but we agreed.
Too funny
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April 30, 2013
Laura and other Teabaggers. Do you guys realize that the term "Alinsky" doesn't mean anything to people who don't watch Glenn Beck?
frogbreath
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April 30, 2013
too funny

Your name scrambles to "no fun toy". How appropriate.
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