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John Flanagan: It is interesting how the American people poll when the issue is about the actions of Congress. The Wall Street Journal findings that 83 percent of voters disapprove of Congress could apply to many times in our tumultuous history,with the exception of World War II, when everyone rallied around the Stars and Stripes. We will have to push through this period of partisan fighting and hope that eventually there is some consensus. In my view, and some disagree, President Obama and his policies have generated diviseveness to historical proportions, and instead of building bridges to cooperation, he and the Democrats have constructed walls. The main issues of contention can be reduced to the Democrat's love of high taxes, excess spending, centralized political and bureaucratic power, and cult like media adulation of Obama as some type of Camelot royalty above criticism for his failed policies. As for the Republicans, I salute their positions for traditional marriage between one man and one woman, their consistent pro-life support of the unborn, their fiscal approach to responsible spending. However, I deplore some Republican neocons who want to keep us continually engaged in foreign wars. There is need for better political leadership, but it seems more difficult because Americans are as divided as their leaders in these days.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 2:31 pm
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