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Let us get this right. We listened to the sour grapes, vitriolic hate spewed forth toward President G.W. Bush for nearly eight years now.

The election is over. The 48 percent who did not buy into the nonsense of Barack Obama but voted for another candidate have at the present time and at least until Jan. 20, 2009, a right to express their opinion on the election and Barack Obama.

After Jan. 20, it is anyone’s guess if the right to freedom of speech, Second Amendment rights or any other Constitutional rights will remain.

Barack Obama has stated in speeches that the Constitution should be changed, that the courts didn’t do enough. Barack Obama’s speeches/interviews has/do smack of inexperience, ignorance, liberal, Marxist/ Communist rhetoric.

Did you listen to any of Barack Obama’s speeches/interviews? Or maybe you just voted your sour grapes, vitriolic hate of George W. Bush? (Who by the way, was not on the ticket. Maybe you forgot that.)

Connie Hollenbeck, Earl Hollenbeck and William Van Arsdale


Michelle Obama said, “For the first time in my adult life, I’m proud of my country. … We’ve learned that when the bar is set sometimes it moves on you … right when you get there … it MOVES. … In America in 2008, life is not good: We’re a divided country, we’re a country that is ‘just downright mean,’ we are ‘guided by fear, we’re a nation of cynics …'”

Now that she’s Mrs. President, is she finally proud of her country? Was the bar set low enough? Is there anything we can do to make her happy? Was it the meanness and cynicism that got them there, or was it hatred of Bush, white liberal guilt and racism?

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Dr. King and our Founding Fathers must be spinning in their graves.

Barry said, “We can’t, uh, drive our SUVs and, y’know, eat as much as we want and keep our homes on, s’y’know, 72 degrees at all times … ” He’s going to trade the armor-plated Lincoln for a Prius, and the Secret Service’s Suburbans for smart cars? Michelle’s going to stock the White House pantry from Costco, they’ll wear sweaters and set the White House thermostat to 68 degrees this winter?

He also said, “I intend to go through every line of the federal budget and make sure that, number one, our money is being spent wisely, number two, that we aggressively go after waste, fraud, and corruption, and number three, that we are using every dollar efficiently as possible.” I believe the federal budget is about a billion lines. Can he read the whole thing in four years, run the country, and keep Michelle happy?

I hope there’s a teleprompter by the phone for that 3 a.m. call, or it’s going to be a bunch of “uh, y’know, uh, beegadee, beegadee, that’s all folks.”

Neal Pollack


Before the vote was even final in Missouri, self-proclaimed conservative Republican mom Susie Kellogg worries about money (taxes) that will or will not come her way.

Was there acknowledgment in her household of the historic nature of the outcome and participation in this election, which even John McCain patriotically and graciously noted?

No wonder her children’s desire is to keep up with the Jones’ shoes and snowboards, when mom’s thoughts cannot be diverted, even momentarily, from thinking about who’s going to get what.

Mrs. Kellogg, your hand is already out, with the childless property taxpayers helping to get your brood through school. And God forbid your husband loses his job.

Barb Coddington

Glenwood Springs

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