News and Tribune


October 31, 2012

News and Tribune letters: Oct. 31, 2012


> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Grandmother urges vote for Obama

I am a 75-year-old mother and grandmother, I am white and I voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and plan on voting for him again this time.

I was elated when he was elected as I thought my country had finally started to realize that the constitutional value of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness belonged to us all. However, I now believe that while there were enough of those who believed this, that got him elected, there are still many that see it otherwise.

As soon as he was elected, the Republicans in Washington got together and decided to do nothing to help the president so as not to allow him to get elected again.

I saw Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky on television when he said that their prime objective would be to “see that Barack Obama was a one-term president.”

They decided to do everything that they could to suppress the vote of all those who would be likely to vote for Obama.

It was on television, fairly recently, that one of the congressman said what they were doing and said gleefully that “this would assure the success of Mitt Romney.” They had tried every rotten trick in the book to get their way, since they don’t think that they can be successful playing fair and square.

Most of the Obama failures to act have been because the Republicans simply refuse to either put bills on the table or else they filibuster.

Romney himself cannot decide who he is or what he believes — one time saying one thing and another time the exact opposite.

I think Barack Obama has done the best he could under very difficult circumstances.

Do you really want the kind of people the Republicans have become recently turned loose to run our country? I watch a lot of TV and think I have a realistic view of both men.

I am giving Barack Obama another four years and as many House and Senate members as possible and I urge everyone to do the same.

— Nella Newlin, New Albany

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