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Party extremism going overboard

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Contrary to current thought, it is very important that we maintain a strong Republican Party and a strong Democratic Party to the exclusion of radical extremists on both sides. The Occupiers are peopled with anarchists and an assortment of extreme left-wing agendas, that reminds one of Woodstock run amok. Demonstrating and destroying does nothing for we, the general electorate, and serves only to demean our system and in addition, is pointed in the wrong direction. We need Wall Street and our financial institutions to function and function properly! Of course, the right wing (re: tea party extremists) is conducting a more sophisticated government assault by blockading any attempts at legislative governance to bring down an administration that it believes is taking us into a financial no-mans land. The current Republican candidates remind me of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” bent on self-immolation with only Jon Huntsman speaking a language of truth and not pandering to extremists. President Obama, like him or hate him, but he is on the right track in dealing with our financial woes and is playing the cards he was dealt. By the way, the often hated Obamacare is providing money out of a $5 billion fund for health care to two Texas employee benefit programs that are underfunded by the state of Texas. An interesting match-up would occur if Jon Huntsman were to win the nomination and oppose President Obama in the general election. I suppose we should count our blessings in that Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece would probably appeal to some in our country. After all, he was educated in Minnesota. The birthers would have a ball with that one. Geary C. Tiffany, Auburn