Republican Party

Citizens paid for benefits

In the World of GOP newspeak, Social Security and Medicare are called entitlements. The Republican noise machine would like you to believe they are welfare programs doled out to us ...

How much am I bid for this endorsement?

Who would have believed that the urban myth about the self-destructiveness of the Republican Party was true, at least here in the foothills? Judging by what I’ve seen so far, if ...

What of less government, lower taxes?

Do I have the candidates reversed in last Tuesday’s election? My understanding is that if (Former Assemblyman Ted) Gaines were elected (to the California Senate), that an additi ...

Demand your share of American dream

I would like to respond to the “Perspectives” column by Mr. Jim Ruffalo in last Sunday’s (Aug. 29) Auburn Journal. Mr. Ruffalo discussed at some length an item placed on the ...

Republicans represent taxation and big government

In many ways, Republicans are the party of taxation and big government. For a half-century, they have been the primary advocates of excess trillions of dollars for military expense ...

GOP has spent all its credibility

Conservatives, when George Bush usurped power in 2000, you gained control of the House, Senate, Supreme Court, and of course, the Executive. You twice passed huge tax cuts for th ...

Limbaugh a sorry spokesman

Rush Limbaugh, as a radio commentator, does a fantastic job of distorting the reality of what is happening in society. Limbaugh’s words and actions betray a malignant philosophy. ...

Blame who for debt, recession?

We hear the two parties accuse and complain about the national debt and the economy all the time. So, which party is the big spender and on whose watch do the recessions occur? I ...

GOP has need to demonize

Tearing away Republican hypocrisy: Which “wedge” issues will Republicans use in the upcoming midterm elections to embroil the American public and embolden their base? Count on ...

Tea Party efforts doomed to fail

Truths hide in obscure nooks and crannies. They must be enticed out of their dark hiding places and exposed for all to know. However, they are like sensitive children and retreat ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Supervisors’ hat-switch wobbles on smell test

Balancing the notebook while preparing to run over to my local supermarket to get an estimate on tomatoes. Never knew they were made out of petroleum ... Meanwhile, I saw another ...

GOP hopes for Obama’s failure

That Republicans are forcing Democrats to go through all sorts of contortions to pass a health care reform bill for all Americans is a damn shame and downright un-American. Last-m ...

What about the facts?

Mr. (Dean) Forman talks of the repudiation of (President) Obama (Reader Input, Feb. 2), but what about the Republican Party? The polls have consistently rated Obama in the 40 perc ...

Reader bashes GOP policies

Health care executives make hundreds of millions and spend added millions traveling on corporate jets and eating from gold-plated dinnerware. The industry campaigns with our mone ...

GOP should exhibit courage

Nancy Gibbs in her Nov. 9 Time Magazine essay writes, “Humility leaves room for complexity, honors honest dissent, welcomes the outlandish idea that sweeps past ideology and feed ...