Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:48 PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

United States deserves better




Between Newt and Mitt's mud wresetling while super PACS, at large, unleash millions of dollars worth of ripping sound bites, all while Sarah Palin chimes in her million dollar words of wisdom, is extraordinary to watch.

Ever more it gets burlesque.

But I'm certainly not reveling in it. Our nation deserves so much better. That the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, could compare President Obama to Captain Francesco Schettino, the captain of the tragic tour boat Costa Concordia that was run aground and abandoned to death and mayhem is beyond the pale. How much more outlandish can it get?

All that unmitigated anger of Republicans is disturbing. It's corrosive to the good ship the United States of America. In fact, on examination, I believe, the Republican National Committee chairman's comparison to that craven captain is really much more applicable to himself and his party.

Please, Republican Party, come back from that frightening place you are, whipping up such anger of the very worst sort. How can it be justified? To be sure it will eventually sink our ship.

Tim O'Leary

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