The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 27, 2014

Readers' Forum 2-27 | Nothing changes from election to election


JOHNSTOWN — Democrats remember charity begins at home

In response to Richard Holsinger’s letter on Feb. 24, “Washington gridlock product of GOP,” I felt compelled to respond. I have to laugh out loud at his claims that the Republican Party is to blame for the failure of the Democrats to do the work of the people.

Newt Gingrich may be responsible for the three-week shutdown of the government in 1995-96, but he had unbelievable support of the voters with his Contract with America.

I am sure Holsinger thinks the Republicans planted the young intern in the Clinton White House, too.

Holsinger should not forget the lengths to which the Democrats on the county board of elections went to in Florida to decide if the “hanging chad” was a vote for presidential candidate Al Gore. The Democrats fought to say that if a voting card had a dimple on the card then it was a vote for Gore.

The reality is that the people were too stupid to figure out how to vote using a method that had been around for years. All that the Republicans did was ask the Supreme Court to validate the votes the way they were counted.

If the Democrats wanted to really do the work of the people, they would be listening to the majority of the people and not listening to a socialist president and the fat cats who line their pockets.

If the Democrats want income equality, they should remember that charity starts at home.

I am looking forward to Holsinger’s letter on how the Republicans caused global warming and how they are responsible for the failed Obamacare rollout.

David Novak


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