The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 27, 2012

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For many reasons, still an Obama supporter                                          I am responding to Rosalie Dill’s Readers’ Forum letter on Oct. 6 in which she claims that blacks have been insulted and manipulated.

I am not an African-American woman. She should not assume that, because I am a President Obama supporter, I would be. I am white, a senior citizen, someone who worked for more than 40 years, am married and the mother of two. I will continue to support Obama for the following reasons:

I support women and their right to make their own choices, and I support Planned Parenthood.

I support religious freedom. Dill’s final statement in her insulting article states that she is a Christian; I guess I am unworthy of being such.

I believe that everyone deserves to have health care, and if they do not have health care, they are not given a chance at life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I will not apologize for voting for Obama in 2008. She should be apologizing for the previous administration’s lack of leadership for eight years that put this country in this mess and gave us two unfunded wars and an unfunded prescription plan. By the way, 9/11 happened on Bush’s watch and Osama bin Laden was eliminated on Obama’s watch.

I will not vote for a president who has his assets held in foreign countries to avoid paying taxes, who pays less federal taxes than a person making $50,000, who will continue to give tax cuts to the wealthy, and who has no idea how the average person lives.

Barbara Smith

Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Johnstown

Nation in decline needs a new leader

America is in decline and we have President Obama and his Marxist ways to blame. He has helped bankrupt our nation and we’re all going to have to pay in the way of higher taxes.

Too many of our tax dollars go to countries that don’t like us. It’s like flushing our money down sewers.

Obama won’t allow us to drill for our own oil, but he’ll give our money to countries such as Brazil to help them drill and then sell their oil to us. It also keeps our people out of work.

Our electric rates will keep going up as the president and his Environmental Protection Agency keep closing our coal-fired power plants.

We have plenty of oil and coal and we don’t need other countries’ fuel.

Why is Obama doing this?

He also failed to protect our ambassador and other workers at the consulate in Libya. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was brutally beaten and murdered and three others were killed. That’s evil.

Mitt Romney is a good and truthful man. He loves America and its people.

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way” – Franklin Rosevelt.

Dorothy Seth


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