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2:06 AM Sat, Nov. 17th

Letter: Troubled by rhetoric

Editor:

I found it unusual for two reasons, the ongoing acute captivation to the Presidents every spoken word (or tweet) and that one would solicit an acquaintance’s political opinion to in turn, “leak” their response the press via an opinion to a local paper. For the record, I am generally supportive of this Administration’s policies yet troubled by some of the Presidents rhetoric (including the Helsinki Presser).

That being said, isn’t it an Administration’s policies and resultant outcomes more important than what they orate? Given many non-ideologues think along these lines, I’m curious what Lynn thinks about this Administration sanctioning Russia far more than the previous? What do you think about finally selling lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine so they can defend their sovereignty against Russian Rebels? What do you think about our booming economy, near record-low unemployment and rising wages? How about ISIS metastasizing under the previous Administration, pin pricked for a few years, now essentially wiped off the battlefield? This Administration finally standing up to China that has engaged in economic warfare against us for 20 years? The possibility that the Nuke standoff with the DPRK might get wound down after 30+ years? I could go on.

However, if verbal expressions are most important to you, curious what did you really think about President Obama uttering to then Russian President Medvedev, “tell Vladimir that I can be more flexible after I get re-elected?”

Kevin Douglas

Prescott