Paul supporters got what they deserved
We attended the pre-caucus convention Friday at Century II. Having contributed $50 with the intent of listening to knowledgeable presidential hopefuls, we found that was not to be. What we were exposed to instead was an embarrassing display of an ill-informed and disrespectful mob of Ron Paul supporters who could not and would not allow invited speakers to even deliver their messages.
What a disgrace. This unruly crowd gave evidence of why this proud nation will be forced to endure another four more tumultuous years of an incompetent, socialistic administration.
We are pleased that Saturday’s vote gave Paul supporters what they rightly deserved. We’re quite sure that the bulk of them also voted “no” on the hotel guest tax aimed at making Wichita a better place to live.
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Because of the logic displayed at the gathering on Friday, welcome to the world of a decimated military, higher taxes, lost jobs and diminished health care for the next four years.
PHIL and ERNIE JONES
GOP reaches out
The Sedgwick County Republican Party constantly shows its commitment to the youths of this county and country. Pundits always speak of the Republican Party not reaching out to those ages 18-24, yet nothing could be further from the truth.
As a member of a local teenage political group, the Sedgwick County TeenAge Republicans, I can adamantly say the Republican Party in the county has done a tremendous job of reaching out to us and aiding us. From encouraging our members to attend their monthly meetings, to giving us the opportunity to volunteer at the local caucus, local GOP leaders are always trying to get us more involved.
In most races, the youth vote rarely tops 40 percent, and recent polls have shown youth enthusiasm is declining. Youths in this country and county need to realize that regardless of party, we need to stand up for our future.
The national Republican Party needs to follow the example of the Sedgwick County Republican Party executive committee – especially chairman Bob Dool and executive director Lora Cox. As a concerned member of this community, I think it is inspiring and humbling to see them go out of their way to reach out to us.
“Silence deafening” (March 8 Letters to the Editor) compared Rush Limbaugh’s attacks on Sandra Fluke to remarks that Ed Schultz, David Letterman, Nina Totenberg and Bill Maher variously made about Laura Ingraham, Bristol Palin, Jesse Helms, Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney. The vast difference: All the people criticized by the left were public people, the slights were one-time events, and all except Maher have abjectly and repeatedly apologized.
For three days, Limbaugh viciously attacked a private person who had done him no wrong, and he only gave a weak non-apology after sponsors began to leave. Even his second apology was weak in that he blamed his behavior on liberals.
It also should be noted that Fluke was speaking on behalf of a friend who needed birth-control medication to treat cervical cysts and whose insurance would not cover them.