Cartoonists can 'flip-flop' too
My, how an election can change things, in fact even "flip-flop" things. Pre-election, Clay Bennett bashed Republicans as money-grubbing, wealthy 1 percenters. Post-election, he's bashing those same Republicans as beer-guzzling, blue collar slobs whose liberal wives are ditching them because of their party affiliation (Nov. 10 cartoon). I guess Clay was just born to bash Republicans, no matter the circumstances. Get a life, Clay, but please don't stop cartooning. It's how I get my laughs when I read the left side of the opinion pages.
Health act means just what is says
I know two people in this city who are over 50 years of age but under age 65. They are therefore ineligible for Medicare and unfortunately do not work for the government or a large corporation that provides comprehensive insurance at favorable rates. Like most in their age range, they have some health issues. And like a large portion of our citizenry, they must buy an individual insurance policy. Their monthly insurance premiums are $800 and $2,000 monthly, respectively, the approximate amount of their monthly income. Yes, Romney said being denied health insurance because of pre-existing conditions is illegal but he conveniently omitted any mention of how much these insurance policies cost.
Have you asked yourself how much money the Republican Party receives from the insurance industry? But these two people are responsible, good, God-fearing citizens, maybe your friends and neighbors. So which side is your politics and more importantly, which side is your church? The "Affordable Care Act" bears its name for a reason.
JOHN F. EARY
Have respect for others' opinions
After reading the article "Where do we go from here?" by David Cook (Nov. 11), I realized how right he was. I also was shocked last week at the amount of hate after the presidential election.
I was amazed at the amount of adults on my Facebook who had been friends the day before and were now immaturely fighting with each other. No one was respecting the opinion of anyone else and it was the first time I had noticed what politics does to people. It was very noticeable to me how divided America was that day, and that concerned me.
The action circles sound like a great way to "heal the democratic heart." People need to be reminded we are all in this together. We shouldn't spend our time arguing with one another, but rather getting to know and understand each other. Everyone should learn to have respect for someone else's opinion, which is what these action circles would promote.
Democracy is what holds this nation together. People need to remember that instead of running away when something doesn't go exactly the way you wanted it to. These action circles would be a big help for the community and keeping people together.