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Letter: Use facts, please

I am baffled by the people who submit letters to the editor without checking the facts. To be honest, it makes anyone who does that look very foolish.

For example, a letter which was basically nothing more than name-calling of the Republican presidential candidates tells us pretty much all we need to know about that writer. However, it was the first paragraph of the letter calling Republicans; “fascist/money-oriented, contrived world of the super wealthy.” Wow, apparently the letter writer has not heard of the Clinton Foundation, George Soros or Michael Bloomberg. To top off this diatribe he calls the other side hypocrites. Apparently he does not know the meaning of the word.

Second, we have a letter calling the Republicans obstructionists because they want the next president to nominate the next Supreme Court justice. Obviously this writer did not hear this, “Once the political season is under way and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over,” stated by Vice President Joe Biden in June 1992 on the Senate floor, according to C-Span tapes. Also In 1960, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a resolution to block President Eisenhower from being able to make any more recess appointments to the Supreme Court. In fact at least 10 times the Democrats have blocked Supreme Court nominees, another example of hypocrisy.

Finally, we had a letter writer complaining of the hatred she claims is being delivered by Donald Trump. Again this writer must not remember the left comparing the Bush administration to Nazis and the Taliban. She also must not have heard Rep. William Clay of Missouri when he compared the Bush administration to the KKK.

Speaking of hate, maybe she should look no further than the hate that by his actions, Barack Obama has brought upon on all good law enforcement officers across this country.

Doug Meyers

Glenwood Springs


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