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December 11, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 11, 2012

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51 percent choose a better economy

As part of the 51 percent who voted to re-elect President Obama, it puzzled me why conservatives seemed interested in the same talking points at the very same time.

Friends and family members adamantly pointed out President Obama was not born in the U.S and was a Muslim. Then they all talked up Sarah Palin as president. Then, just as adamantly, it was Herman Cain, and then Mitt Romney.

Now President Obama’s arrogance is their primary concern. Why, seemingly in lock step, have they changed their primary concern?

Then I saw on Fox News a picture of President Obama wearing a crown and being called an arrogant ruler. Is the news division of the Republican Party calling the shots?

President Obama, arrogant or not, doesn’t have the corner on arrogance. Just look at the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor. There’s enough arrogance to go around.

Looking past the arrogance factor and to motivations behind our political parties, the party in the Oval Office wants to look good to the voters while the other party attempts to make them look bad. In the current environment, looking good means economic improvement and looking bad means stiffled economic improvement.

If the economy improves dramatically, which I believe it will, the Democrats will lock up the 2016 election. If the ecomony doesn’t improve, the Republicans will lock up the 2016 election for themselves.

So, arrogance aside, I believe the 51 percent and many others would choose economic improvement by the party currently in the Oval Office over another four years of stiffled economic improvement by the party seeking to make them look bad, regardless of what it means to the 2016 elections.

Larry Brooks, Kokomo

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