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Watching Washington elites react to pressure

Dear editor:

As we as a nation do not have sports to watch and follow, we are not irritated with Monday morning quarterbacks. These folks that can tell you exactly what should have been done after watching the entire game and having time to evaluate.

Sadly, they have been replaced by Monday morning Presidents. I think this group is far more irritating than the sports guys. Most of these folks will expound on their vast knowledge of viruses, international relations and timing for every move the President makes.

He should not have restricted international travel. No wait, he should have acted earlier. The Vice President should not oversee the task force because he does not believe in science. The nation should have been ready for this problem.

The nation does not have enough doctors, nurses, protective equipment, ventilators, beds, ICU units. The President dropped the ball! Wow, that is a sports guy weighing in.

I am both amazed and dismayed at everything we hear and read from these smart folks. Johnny Strange used to run a store across from Mrs. Strickland's store on 56 east of Louisburg. I remember as a young person, he would talk about all those SMAAART people in government. I cannot spell it the way he could say it. I hope you get the point. He was right either way.

Maybe we should have a category for politicians and one for national journalists. As far as journalists, I would vote for Jim Acosta or Joe Scarborough or maybe Rachel Maddow. I really do not think enough people watch these networks to even know who these people are.

There are also a large group of politicians who were calling for action in late December and January. Wait a minute, they were calling for impeachment because our current President was an existential threat to our democracy. There was little if any talk of the corona virus. How many questions about this virus were asked in the Democrat debates?

Do you think they might have spent too much time on the theater production they called the impeachment process?

The American people are now seeing how Washington elites operate under pressure. Many of the actions and statements of this group are disappointing. Now is the time when decisions have consequences! This is not the time to jump in front of every camera on Capitol Hill and pontificate on conditions inside Washington. I did think it was humorous when congressman Eric Swalwell passed gas while in front of the camera in the Capitol rotunda. Talk about contributing to global warming. We all must look for the entertainment value!

The nation is seeing now, as in previous crisis situations, that it is the American people that step forward. It is the American industries and individuals that search for cures and solutions. I also continue to believe that warm weather and plenty of sunshine will benefit us in the coming days.

Warren Harris
Justice Community


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Members Opinions:
April 16, 2020 at 7:44am
YOU CAN NOW YAMMER ABOUT "ARM CHAIR PRESIDENTS" BUT YOU CAN NOT GET AROUND THE FACT THE PRESIDENT IGNORED THE PANDEMIC FOR MONTHS EVEN AS HIS OWN AGENCIES WERE SCREAMING WARNINGS IN HIS EAR!
Burr and other politicians had time to sell their stock portfolios and the rest of the world. Lab testing WAS NOT ramped up and still remains inadequate! The blood of many dead COVIDS patients are on the hands of the president, who "played the fiddle while Rome burned"!
April 16, 2020 at 11:49am
Collective you are full of it and it's sad because you don't have a candidate. So you have plans to commit crimes in most states. Please have mercy on us honest people.



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