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Mar. 17, 2013 @ 10:50 PM

A vote for Obama is vote for Marxism

I just wanted to have an uneventful breakfast, but the loud priest at the adjacent table was spouting his pro-Obama bilge, thus ruining my meal.

He was fulminating that all here in West Virginia who did not vote for Obama are racists since this is for the most part a Democratic state.

Nonsense, on its face.

My concern has nothing to do with race. It is that I am satisfied that our president is a Marxist.

Since so many progressives lean toward Marxism, it is wise for us to consider that left unchecked, cancer makes progress, too.

This person, in my opinion, was very rude in his faulting level and demonstrates naivety in his conclusion.

Ruby Perdue Steffen

Huntington

Al Gore's decision raises questions

Recently Al Gore sold his cable TV network, "Current TV", to Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based Arab news network. This sale was reportedly worth nearly $100 million to Gore and will expand Al-Jazeera's market/influence to approximately 50 million Americans.

He was approached earlier by conservative Glenn Beck concerning the purchase of the network and turned him down. The reason reportedly given was, and I quote, "The legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view."

I spent a year in Iraq on a 10-man U.S. Army team embedded with an Iraqi Infantry Battalion. I learned a great deal living with them and know for a fact that Al-Jazeera was openly sympathetic if not actually supporting Al-Qaeda, other anti-American terrorist groups, and anything that went against Israel.

Al Gore is already very wealthy, so how his left-wing liberal viewpoint could so influence him to sell his company to Al-Jazeera instead of a fellow American is beyond my comprehension. He spent eight years one heartbeat away from the presidency. Thankfully he was not elected to that office.

Sgt. Maj. Carl Waddle (Ret.)

Wayne

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