Letter: Distrust of GOP candidates by John Kocovsky
Voters, consider the GOP candidates running for office: Tiffany, a short-sighted ideologue, a slave to the special interests which fund his campaign and whose streak of five years of not paying state income taxes was snapped in 2011; Duffy, an ineffectual legislator who is essentially a place holder in Congress, voting numerous times to repeal “Obamacare,” knowing that those bills were just GOP posturing and contributed to this congress passing the fewest bills into law in past history (and he wants to turn Medicare into a coupon system); lastly, there is Thompson, who reached his highest level of incompetency as Health and Human Services Secretary through his inept handling of the anthrax scare and subsequent Medicare Part D no bid give-away to the drug companies he now lobbies for. They collectively are good followers and could never be accused of independence. They appear to have forgotten that the oath they took when they assumed office was to the state or federal constitution and to the people they serve. Their allegiance now is to a “no tax pledge” forced on them by a non-entity (Grover Norquist) who allows no room for compromise and to a party with no other objective than to win at any cost and by any means.
Then we have Mitt Romney, a man who believes himself entitled. He has no moral compass. What he says means nothing. All we are left with is a man with shameless ambition who knew his wife might and did have a relapse of her MS during the primaries and was still ready to risk another relapse.
This is why The Salt Lake Tribune (Romney’s home town paper) endorsed Barack Obama with an editorial titled “Too Many Mitts,” stating “Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: “Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?”
The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board said “…we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust. Therefore, our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.”
John Kocovsky, Hazelhurst