The blame should be shared
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So, now the Republicans are to blame for the mess that is called the government of the state of Alabama? At least, that is stated in an editorial penned by The Anniston Star.

I don’t understand how you have come to that conclusion. President Obama has blamed President George W. Bush for the entire four years he has been in office. Considering the Democrats were in complete control of our government — the House, the Senate and the presidency — for the first two years of this term, you would think they could have solved the country’s problems in that time. If they had, maybe Obama would not be so desperate to save his job now.

Since The Star’s editorial board is prejudiced in favor of the Democrats, I can understand it blaming Republicans for the condition of the state of Alabama, despite the fact that Democrats had controlled the Legislature for 136 years. Now that Republicans have controlled the state for two years, surely it is their fault. We wouldn’t want to blame the Democrats since they turned over a state in such wonderful shape two years ago.

There is one thing in the editorial I agree with: We should throw the whole bunch out. By the whole bunch, I mean the whole bunch, and on the national level, I include the president. Because using The Star’s logic of blaming Alabama Republicans for the last two years, surely Obama can be blamed for the inability of his administration to fix the mess it says it was left with four years ago. Maybe The Star could write an editorial about that.

As I see it, the truth is both parties should be ashamed for the mess this country is in today. I fully intend to vote with this in mind this year and two years from now. If the editorial board and news people of all kinds would start telling the truth and stop campaigning for their party, maybe people would be more prone to buying their paper and listening to their news instead of watching Pawn Stars or Hillbilly Handfishing.

Ricky L. Chambless
Wellborn
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