Progressives seek to dissolve republic, Biden did not cause gas lines
AOC, other progressives hold the reins of power
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s harsh rebuke of President Joe Biden’s public acceptance of Israel’s right to defend itself speaks volumes about who has the hammer, and it isn’t the president.
There is no doubt that Biden is unfit to be president, but is he determined to destroy the United States’ main ally in the Middle East? Not likely, but what about these progressives like AOC and Senator Bernie Sanders?
I believe they would stop at nothing to destroy Israel and dissolve our republic in exchange for a Marxist “utopia”. They have effectively created a face of weakness for the world which has encouraged China, Russia, North Korea, the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Anti-Afa / Black Lives Matter to aggressively test our resilience.
This cabal of subversives has followed the rules set out by Saul Alinsky to the letter and has so far succeeded in undermining our economy, our health, our school system, our social lives, our foreign policies, our currency, our hard-earned savings and our future.
They are a minority, but they currently hold the real power in our government. How long will it be before we reverse this robbery of our republic and our way of life?
Joel Tanner, Bradenton
Don’t rush to blame Biden for everything
In response to the letter of May 14, “Back to the Carter Days: Gas Lines, Inflation,” the Russian hacking of the colonial pipeline can hardly be blamed on President Joe Biden.
He has proven that he is not afraid to stand up to Vladimir Putin. Perhaps if Donald Trump and his administration had devoted more time and energy to strengthening our country’s cybersecurity, instead of partnering with Putin and Russia, the hack would not have happened.
As for the gas lines, I have driven through many gas stations in Sarasota and Bradenton and have yet to see any lines to the pumps.
How eager some people are to start blaming Biden for everything that’s wrong. Give the man a chance, he’s only been in office for a little over 100 days.
Dan M. Warren, Sarasota
Avoid giving credit to election lies
Has the Herald-Tribune lost its temper when it comes to speaking the truth to power? Presumably. Why else would you write in your May 13 main article on ousting Liz Cheney from GOP leadership that “many party members continue to accept former President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated electoral fraud allegations? “(“Steube:” Our conference is united “”).
You should just – and much more honestly – have written “… Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election.”
The truth is, the 2020 election was the most recounted vote in recent history. There is no reason for you to speak of “unsubstantiated” allegations, which implies that one day they may be founded.
Giving any credibility to the lies about Biden’s substantial margin of victory is dangerous for our democracy.
Urban J. Hecker, Lakewood Ranch
Buchanan and Steube put the party before the country
In a front-page article on May 13, Congressmen Vern Buchanan and Greg Steube said they voted to remove Representative Liz Cheney from her leadership position to unite their conference (“Steube:” Our conference is united “”).
In doing so, they put the Republican Conference ahead of the country and the Constitution.
Their conference may be united, but our country is not. Much of this is due to political leaders who perpetuate the “big lie” that tears citizens apart, instead of speaking the truth and bringing us together.
These are indeed sad times for this divided nation.
Edwin Crego, Sarasota
Take the warning from the film about fascism
If you want to see how fascism could take hold of a democracy, watch the 1940s movie “Keeper of the Flame” starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
It is an introduction to how apparently patriotic people can manipulate a population with lies and pretensions. Behind the lies and self-proclaimed altruism hides a man who, with the help of power-hungry cohorts, plans to take control of the United States and serve the “little people” in power.
He plans to divide groups by hatred and fear and thus shake up our Constitution.
While this sounds familiar in some ways, you are not alone. We must always be vigilant to monitor these egotists and their facilitators.
Barbara J. Lupoff, Sarasota
Thiessen has had enough of the lazy workforce
Wow! In the column of May 13 “The democrats thwart the economic recovery of our country”, Marc Thiessen acts as if it was checked that the workforce was not returning to work.
The poor guy must be worried about who’s going to wait for him in a restaurant, or who’s going to see him at the grocery store.
He thinks President Joe Biden and the Democrats in Congress have given people too much extra money for unemployment.
So, I guess America, suck it up and get back to work, so we can make her life easier.
Gretchen Zablackas, Osprey