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February 16, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Reader says to send Cornyn packing

Reader: send Cornyn packing

Dear Editor,

This is not about strategy, it’s about honesty.

Sen. Cornyn gives the democrats the one vote they absolutely have to have to end closure on the debt limit debate. Then he votes against final passage knowing they have plenty of votes without him (oldest politico trick in the book!) Lastly, his office issues a laudatory statement about how he stood up to the “big spenders” and voted against the raise – what a crock! It’s a lie and he knows it.

Regardless of what you think of the Republican strategy here, you should at least demand that your senators tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

According to The Freedom Index (a constitution based vote rating service), before the Tea Party and Ted Cruz came along, John’s voting record was less than stellar despite his rhetoric. Over all since 2003 he is 69 percent. In his first three congresses (2003-08) he was 50 percent! Where do you think he’d be if the tea party and Ted Cruz weren’t around?

Send him home.

David Calvert, Weatherford

Couple backs Riley for county judge

Dear Editor,

We strongly encourage Parker County voters to re-elect Mark Riley to Parker County Judge.

He has served ably in that capacity in all his elected terms. He has supported Parker County and its citizens in numerous projects with his thoughtful ideas, honest opinions and firm direction.  He provides guidance with his expertise and experience in many areas. 

Judge Riley has demonstrated that he is honest, forward looking and a trustworthy caretaker of taxpayer dollars. Ranging from improved transportation means in the county to care and efficiency for county employees, he always strives to bring about actions for the common good.

His operation of his judicial court is well respected, timely and fair by all those who have had contact and experience in it. He is accessible to people and easy to communicate with, treating all with respect.

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