Letter: Obama's record shows contempt

Well, hopefully, we are all happy a good laugh was had, re: "Lies about Obama made him laugh." (Sunday Speak Up!) But is it necessary that a response be so nasty?

Mature individuals should be able to express their opinion or disagreement with someone else's beliefs without resorting to such snide, rancorous invective (but it is said that's what liberals always do). The writer could benefit from a course in journalistic etiquette.

It is additionally disappointing that the Miner's editorial staff wouldn't refuse to print submissions that convey such derision.

Ironically, the writer's diatribe is printed just opposite the Editor's column, where he applauds the staff for numerous recent awards for Excellence in Journalism and for "Editorial Excellence."

In Peanuts in the same edition, page 2B, it couldn't be ignored that Lucy's aggravation and demeanor in her tirade must have been the same look as that of the writer of that spiteful piece.

Nevertheless, despite Obama's eloquent rhetoric, despite his platitudes, despite the adoring throngs, those "votes" are policies he has promoted or supported in his short, unremarkable career.

His autobiographic Dreams, his association with unscrupulous people and organizations (ACORN), his alignment with radicals and role models Malcolm X, W.E.B. DuBois, James Cone, Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, Bill Ayers, et al., and his far-left voting record - his "present" and many missed votes - are evidence of his far-left ideology and his true contempt for America.

D.B. Mitchell

Valle Vista