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The Rant

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 12:01 am

The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel.

The Indiana No Call list is a joke. There is not a day that goes by that we do not receive several calls. Rachel from Credit Card Services has called so much, I think she is a member of the family.

In senior circles, discussions are “children today do not show respect.” I agree in most instances, but who are we to blame? For instance the word “cops” was not allowed (to be spoken) by our children; they are police. Also (there is a) lack of saying, “Thank you.”

Has there ever been an honest … campaigning politician? If there has, I'm sure they're … out of work.

How can anyone trust Mitt Romney when he lies about welfare, won't release his tax returns, doesn't give policy details, and doesn't talk about his true records at Bain Capital and as Massachusetts governor?

Ron Paul's delegates were steamrolled at the Republican Convention. If Republicans do that to their own, what will they do to the nation if they win the presidency and both chambers of Congress?

The Republicans' continued embrace of the infamous Southern Strategy proves racism is still very much alive in America.

The media are trying to convince voters that “we” don't know who Mitt Romney is. Perhaps it is “they” who don't want to know and report who Mitt Romney is.

Republicans keep saying that our rights come from God and nature, not government. If that's the case, then why were African Americans considered 3/5 of a person for a century, and why could women not vote until 1920?

Why is it that Republicans only care about deficits when Democrats are in charge? The majority of our current deficits are due to the Bush tax cuts, two wars which the Republicans never paid for, and the recession which began under President Bush.

“We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.” That should tell you all you need to know about the Romney campaign. Say anything to get elected, even when they know it isn’t true.

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