Commentary on GOP reeks of arrogance
Perry Mann revealed his contempt for the GOP in his latest commentary, "Republican Party Full of Nut Cases." He cited an article from The Progressive Populist, a website for capitalist-hating socialists that characterizes its contributing columnists as "plutocrat pluckers."
The political shift away from failed policies of the progressive/socialist movement (a.k.a. Democratic Party), must have caused Mann terrible angst to write such a thoughtless diatribe. He lowered himself to petty name-calling.
He referred to Republicans as the party of misogynists. He forgot the great champions of women in the Democratic Party like John Edwards, Bill Clinton and Teddy (hero of Chappaquiddick) Kennedy, who treated women solely as sex objects, while dismissing the fact that under the current administration's policies, women are suffering the highest unemployment rate of modern times.
Further in his tirade he refers to Republicans as gun fanatics who are fascists trying to subvert the governmental right to maintain order. To the contrary, no totalitarian dictatorship will ever rule over a well-armed citizenry.
Mann attacked Republicans as fundamentalists with the mind-set of the Taliban. I wonder if he would feel more comfortable defending his humanist beliefs before an Islamic Imam or a Baptist preacher?
The totally enlightened Mr. Mann had to throw into his editorial that Republicans are dimwitted, uneducated and slothful. General statements of that order reek of arrogance, and are devoid of any civility. How dreary and divisive can one be?
Clairmont L. Smith
Slant on news goes both ways
To the gentleman from Point Pleasant who is disgusted by the Gazette's "liberal" slant on things: if you are so disgusted by the Gazette, read the Daily Mail and you'll see a definite slant the other way. They too, sometimes slant the news and sometimes it is disgusting to people.
Curtis F. Lanham