Thursday, October 30, 2014

Disappointed in Roberts

8/1/2014

If one is tired of Washington’s dysfunctional, often corrupt ways, how much sense does it make to re-elect a man — Pat Roberts — who has been in Washington for more than 44 years.

Isn’t Washington worse than ever? The dysfunction, waste, corruption, special deals and business-as-usual nature of Washington government is not all because of President Obama, as Republicans like Roberts have held power on several occasions during Roberts’ more-than-four-decade Washington tenure, including the recent big expansion government under President George W. Bush that clearly opened the door for Obama.

If one is tired of Washington’s dysfunctional, often corrupt ways, how much sense does it make to re-elect a man — Pat Roberts — who has been in Washington for more than 44 years.

Isn’t Washington worse than ever? The dysfunction, waste, corruption, special deals and business-as-usual nature of Washington government is not all because of President Obama, as Republicans like Roberts have held power on several occasions during Roberts’ more-than-four-decade Washington tenure, including the recent big expansion government under President George W. Bush that clearly opened the door for Obama.

My respect for Roberts greatly declined recently when he resorted to using some trumped up personal dirt on his opponent, Dr. Milton Wolf, that showed up on my Facebook page. That kind of dirt tells me Roberts evidently thinks he can’t win on his record and has to resort to Washington-style politics of personal destruction. Then I read in the news that our other U.S. senator, Jerry Moran, and the National Republican Committee are making huge financial contributions to Roberts.

That tells me the people of our failed, business-as-usual Washington are afraid of losing there sweetheart advantages that come from long-term, inside-Washington politicians if someone like Wolf wins; someone who believes in smaller government, a balanced budget and term limits, among others issues that would disrupt the power of Washington insiders.

Why has Roberts refused to debate Wolf on the issues? Roberts’ campaign style has confirmed to me he is one of the true Washington insiders who stayed in power with the special deals while the government has grown to $17 trillion-plus in debt on his watch.

I personally am in full agreement with the policies and values Wolf has shared in his campaign. I’m against and deeply saddened by things I’ve seen from the Roberts campaign.

John Comstock,

Ottawa

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