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Laughing at the wrong side

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I know it’s cute to make fun of Republican voters (Editorial Cartoon Sept. 9) for being uneducated. But the cartoon rang with hypocrisy when I realized the cartoon would be more telling without the G.O.P. pin in the final scene. The Democrats are the ones who are in hot water now. They are expected to lose upwards of 10 seats in the 2010 elections and are clearly trying to pass all their “wonderful” legislation quickly, while they still have a majority.

During the 2008 election it was clear that Obama was the media’s candidate. Polls done by Zogby show that Obama voters know so much more about the negative aspects about Palin and her family than the Obama campaign. Fifty-seven percent didn’t know which party controlled congress (the Democrats). And it should be even more troubling to read that Obama voters could not identify important and well known facts about the Obama and his policies (e.g. Biden’s plagiarism). Obama often likes to bend the truth, especially in his presentation of tonsil-extracting, greedy doctors.

Waking up to the truth through education and a balanced media would really mean trouble for the Democratic Party.

Nate BalmertfreshmanDillon HallSept. 9