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October 3, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: It’s fall, football and political season

It’s fall, football and political season

Dear Editor,

There’s been a lot of focus on the Cruz filibuster, how to block Obamacare, who’s the real Republican and the government shut down. Maybe the discussion should be about how to govern in a way that blocks all bad legislation shoulder-to-shoulder with elected officials from all over the country, and maybe you can change the dialogue.

Whether you are a fan of Senator Cruz’ filibuster or Senator Cornyn’s vote to cause the Democrats to go on the record with a vote against the country’s interests, please stay focused on the fact that both of our United States Senators and Congresswoman Kay Granger are fighting to defund Obamacare and get our country back on track.

In November of 2012, we had an opportunity to take back the Senate and the White House.  What we did was something different. Some of us forgot that we never agree with President Obama, and the Republican nominees were the only alternative to another four years of disastrous Obama policy and at least two more years of a Democratic controlled Senate. If we had united behind our Republican nominees and fought hard for the Senate, we could have repealed Obamacare. We could be changing the face of the world with a National Security Policy from the White House that supports our allies and protects the best interests of the United States of America at home and around the world. Our president would be more concerned about the lives of our men and women in uniform than political correctness. 

We had an opportunity, and many of us stayed home. Now when I say “we,” please know that I’m not talking about the grassroots activists who went to other counties and states campaigning for conservatives. I’m talking about the people who generally vote Republican who were so tired of the infighting and name calling that they just didn’t bother to vote. It’s impossible for me to imagine what would keep me away from the voting booth, but for many, it was the lack of a positive message with clear solutions to the problems that they face every day in their homes and businesses. 

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