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In your dreams

Published on -3/28/2014, 10:06 AM

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In your dreams

How many of our dreams embrace reality? We all know the answer to that question. Only in a liberal's dreams can President Barack Obama's agendas move America forward.

A few weeks ago, I was published about the lack of reality in today's liberal controlled government. It is one of the reasons I left the leftist's party years ago. There are dozens of examples to prove my point, but only space for a few more.

In my previous letter, I mentioned Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi saying Obamacare needs to be passed to find out what's in it. Under Bill Clinton, there was an agenda to give home mortgages to poor people who did not have the means to make their mortgage payments and unrealistically liberals have no problem adding to a $17 trillion gazillion national debt. Cooking employment and unemployed numbers don't add up to the facts. Socialism never has worked in past history, but liberals continue down that road.

I also mentioned liberals' obsession with the global warming myth. Liberals would have us believe CO2 is evil, but truth is we need it in order to live. In the book "Climategate" (page 68), there's an interesting illustration nixing the fantasy global warming mantra by laying out the atmosphere theoretically on a 100-yard football field. The first 79 yards is nitrogen, the next 19 yards is water vapor, and CO2 is a mere miniscule 1.37th of an inch at the tail end. Liberals would have us believe science is settled on GW, but it is not.

And then there's rocket scientist Al Gore in Kansas City claiming CO2 will bring back the Kansas Dust Bowl. There is zero scientific evidence carbon emissions would cause such a phenomenon. No shock the liberal Kansas City Star did not question his "off the wall" remarks. Record cold weather temps still are blamed on global warming. Please.

Blaming President Bush five years out for our depressed economy of today is hallucinating. Liberal Democrats had control of Congress his last two years, and then again during Obama's first two years, and control of the White House and Senate since then. Reality check.

Coddling Islamic terrorists (or Putin) by Obama, will not make America safer. President Ronald Reagan brought down Gorbachev's Russia with the threat of force, not meaningless Obama diplomacy that clearly shows our president is in denial. Downsizing our military at this time is ludicrous.

Obamacare is designed to have young healthy Americans pay for older unhealthy seniors when the young and healthy don't even need health care, nor want it. Many don't even have jobs in this depressed job market. What makes liberals think businesses won't lay off workers or make them part-time if it saves a lot of money due to Obamacare mandates?

How is raising the minimum wage going to improve our economy or the job market when it is clear thousands of businesses operating on a small margin of profit will downsize? Even the non-partisan CBO claims it will cost half a million jobs.

The paper's most vocal and most liberal local columnist responded to my reality letter by saying "reality isn't what it used to be." I could not agree more, as does my son, Jeff, a poly-science graduate from Arizona State. During coffee the other day, Jeff said "irrationality is so very prevalent in today's liberal politics that rationality has become irrelevant. It's the norm these days to be irrational."

Perhaps my next letter should be about "spin." Many liberals, even local ones, have mastered disguising the truth and facts with spin.

Lester Knoll

Victoria and Gilbert, Ariz.

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