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Reader Opinion: Response to Ruud

I must respond to Carrie Ruud extensive list of politically charged lies in her statement on Charlottesville. She says that Obama had an opportunity to unite the country "And he did nothing to unite the country." As many of you know on Inaugurati...

I must respond to Carrie Ruud extensive list of politically charged lies in her statement on Charlottesville. She says that Obama had an opportunity to unite the country "And he did nothing to unite the country." As many of you know on Inauguration Day 2009, leading Republicans met and agreed to obstruct all legislation, for the sole purpose of resuscitating their party after they had driven the country to financial ruin through lack of oversight. Republicans undertook this party over country philosophy during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Republican luminaries attending that meeting were Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Eric Cantor, Pete Hoekstra, Jeb Hensarling, Dan Lundgren, Pete Sessions, Tom Coburn, Bob Corker, Jim DeMint, John Ensign, and John Kyl. President Obama stands alone as the most filibustered President in American history. She goes on to say, "I think a lot of his policies took us further away from that." Is Ms. Ruud really that unaware of what's going on in this country or is she just lying. When you look at what area legislators really accomplished and compare it to their newsletters there's a big reality gap. This propensity of putting party before country and voters has gotten really tiresome. Trump has lost 13 billion in ag trade with Mexico. He slammed to new ag market shut with Cuba. The billions in losses from travel this tourist season due to Trump's hostility to foreigners hasn't even been totaled yet. He told Angela Merkel to jump off a cliff and now Germany will do business with China instead of us. Ruud is asleep at the wheel!

Greg Olson

Ironton

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