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Federal Politics

Posted Thursday, January 15, 2009, at 2:47 PM

On a scale of one to 10 how much do you trust federal political figures to help the nation out of its econonic woes and help America regain international prestige?

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I had every intention of voting for allen keyes early on. That doesn't matter to most I am still a racsist.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Mon, Jan 19, 2009, at 5:50 PM

Our government needs to be reminded (STRONGLY) that they are our employees, elected to serve us instead of robbing us blind. There are so many now who are continuously re-elected that they have forgotten this. The only time that the common man matters to them is when they require our vote to get re-elected to their cushy jobs and fantastic health plans while we make do or do without. If I had one wish that would be fulfilled, they would be all sent to an alternate universe where they had to live as most of us do. And furthermore TV is not on this week at our house. We will be listening to conservative radio, as we are fed up with 24/7 of the coronation proceedings. This is not a racist rant. Just an observation that so many other good black politicians were much more qualified. Michael Steele is one example. Their are many others.

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Mon, Jan 19, 2009, at 4:53 PM

I agree . . . the current and soon to be governments are both a joke. The Democrats are already bickering among themselves to see who is top dog and that leaves Obama with no chance and the Republicans are sitting and waiting for their chance to add to the rumble. Anyone who believes that Obama will bring real change are only fooling themselves and especially if they believe that the Democrats or Republicans are better than the other because they are only out for their own good until election time.

Unfortunately too many people were voting just to make a little history instead of voting for REAL change. Oh well, Americans will get what they deserve and then complain about it later. At least I feel like I didn't waste my vote on status quo politics.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 11:13 AM

I would have to say 2-3, if I were being optimistic. I have yet to hear any ideas coming from Washington that would do anything to help our current situation. It is also clear from their track record that they can only mismanage any money they have in their control, for the most part. I for one see the govt only looking out for the interest of the largest corporations, while telling us they are looking out for the working class. These bailouts coupled with an ever closer socialist govt (starting mainly with Pres. Bush) is just not the answer we need.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 3:19 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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