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Sep. 01, 2013 @ 10:23 PM

There is no GOP War on Women

There is no war on women by the Republican Party. This is more liberal rhetoric to divert the attention from the liberal policies that have taken the United States of America down the "slippery slope."

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is well within the scope of his office to ensure the safety of women who go to an abortion clinic for their medical services. We have car inspections, barber shops are inspected, restaurants are inspected, beauty salons are inspected, etc., to make sure the public is safe.

We should be even more concerned that the life of a woman is protected and safe. Life is precious. If there was ever a War on Women, it is the one conducted by the Democrat Party. They believe it is appropriate to deny the right to life of an unborn baby girl. Let's not forget the sexual abuse inflicted on women by former President Bill Clinton while he was president and a married man.

The sex scandal of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who is also a married man, continues to this day, as he runs for mayor of New York City, and the allegations of sexual harassment of the mayor of San Diego are frightening.

I applaud Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for doing his job for the people of West Virginia -- for the people of all political parties.

Melody Potter

South Charleston

National committeewoman to the Republican National Committee


Hankins misses mark on finances

I was so happy to learn in the Aug. 23 The Herald-Dispatch that Milt Hankins is so involved in the Obamas' finances. Evidently from what I gathered reading his article, he handles their personal finances, which I suppose enables him to let us know that the Obamas are spending their own money for much of the millions that they are spending on the high-priced vacations and the trips to Africa and villas in Spain.

Yes, the Reagans went to California, the Clintons went to Martha's Vineyard and the Bushes went to their ranch in Texas. There is no comparison with the amount of money spent by those past presidents compared with the Obamas' elaborate spending. The number of vacation days taken may be more or less, but still no comparison to the amount spent and the Obamas aren't done yet.

Milt went on to tell us that the Obamas deserve these elaborate vacations because they work so hard. How could vacations and those trips be so tiring? Just how many hard-working Americans could not even take a vacation or could not even consider a trip to Africa or Spain? Milt says Michelle works tirelessly for America's children, but how many hungry children could be fed with all those millions spent on vacations and unnecessary trips? Those same hungry children and their families could probably use clothing and housing, too!

So all the subscribers of The Herald-Dispatch should believe Milt, because after all he was a minister, a theologian, a freelance writer and now an accountant for the Obamas.

George Daniel




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