- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)7
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)4
Democrats have no clear direction
To the editor:
The National Democratic Party has no platform, no plan and no clear direction for our country. Stop attacking our president until you can offer a realistic alternative solution. Tell us what you would do differently and how you could realistically accomplish it.
The Democrats send Harry Reid out to unveil their new national defense strategy -- the same Harry Reid who gloated that "We killed the Patriot Act." And what was the so-called new plan? Basically, it attacked President Bush and accused him of sending us into a war (even though Democrats also voted overwhelmingly in support of the Iraq war), rehashed existing policies and championed support for special operations military spending (though it was the Clinton Democrats who dismantled special operations force structure). The so-called plan is nothing more than a press release.
The National Democratic Party has no plan. Its entire platform is based on attacking every decision the Bush administration makes. And that's not a platform. That's an admission of continued failure on their party's part.
President Bush is a decision-maker who has clearly stated his intent and properly resourced his platform. The National Democratic Party and its liberal supporters may not like those decisions, but disagreement, criticism and name-calling is not a plan, nor is it a platform from which they will win an election.
CHAD CRAFT, Jackson