Letter: Democrats pointing finger of blame need to take a look in mirror


I’m replying to Bob Burke’s letter of July 28, 2017. My husband and I watched all channels on TV for many years and are both avid readers. After happening upon FOX, we soon realized that it is the only channel which has liberals on as much as conservatives. Therefore, intelligent people can make their own decisions about current events.

We’ve learned that the violence at colleges are staged by leftists to keep conservatives from speaking. Is that presenting both sides? Our children are being taught what to think instead of how to think.

That whole “hands up don’t shoot” debate started with another lie perpetuated by NEWS and was proven not to be true in court. An African American said they witnessed the truth.

Mr. Burke is correct that stabilizing does come from the top, but according to the “top left,” we that didn’t agree with her were deplorable.

The far left, Mr. Burke, are people who destroy their own neighborhoods and businesses by burning, breaking and looting. I don’t see anyone from the far right coming to colleges to destroy our freedom of speech. The far left are people who have socialist, communist leanings. Nowhere in the world have socialism and communism worked.

Mr. Burke, China’s people are starving. Russia is broken. Sooner or later these people run out of other people’s money. So, yes, Mr. Burke, the unrest is the fault of the nut jobs on the left. Mr. Obama started all of this and President Trump is trying to right the country again by getting us all back to work full time at decent wages.

Our president is not perfect by any means, nor is he a politician, but he’s trying to fix our country that’s on the way to destruction because of all the B.S. political correctness gone amok.

We try to keep ourselves informed but not by television or newspapers alone. We have an entire selection of political books in our library.

Say what you want Mr. Burke, but slavery came from the South – Democrats -- and they are still trying to enslave us by keeping their fingers around the necks of the poor by means of welfare and handouts.

Barbara and Jim Combs



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ddayson 1 year, 6 months ago

It's hard to believe what I actually just read in this opinion article. 2 questions: Did Jim have any input into this article? And, did slavery really come from the south? Let's make it 2 more questions: Does Fox really give liberals equal time? And the big question: Is Trump really trying to fix our country?

The notion that violence on campuses is staged is a crock pot full of some strange chili. I can't help to think back to Kent State University. I'm pretty sure the only staging done there was certainly not done my liberals.

I have never read a more unrealistic view of our country in my lifetime. And let me guess, you have more than one copy of Bill O'Reilly's books.


The_Uppity_Peasant 1 year, 6 months ago

Dear Mr Mrs Combs:

Slavery existed in both north and south. Some wealthy northerners were even absentee owners of southern slave plantations. And keep in mind that some of us consider capitalism a form of slavery and are militantly opposed to it. And the Republican and Democratic parties are not the same ones who existed during the Civil War.

There is more to the world than conservatives and liberals. I'm an independent who hates both parties. You all have much more in common with each other than you do with someone like me. When my generation takes charge we intend to radically reform our government to serve us, not the other way around. If you are a cop and you murder someone on the job, you WILL do prison time. None of this current nonsense with government murdering innocent people, shooting them in the back and such, and then getting off scot free. We will not tolerate this kind of behavior. So enjoy operating under the current generations while you can, because radical change is coming. The truth is always more complicated than simple platitudes, or FOX News, allows.


Pfalbo 1 year, 6 months ago

Well said.

Sounds so 1968-ish.

I wish your generation luck.


nastywoman2 1 year, 6 months ago

Oh my-just where to begin! You must be living in a bubble of ignorance & I'm not really trying to be mean. If you TRULY want to unbiased, intelligent & knowledgeable you need to do your research with an OPEN mind. I love our young people because they are so much more honest & open minded than many of us old timers.


Pfalbo 1 year, 6 months ago

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Coombs,

China, Cuba, Laos and Viet Nam would be shocked to learn that, "Nowhere in the world have socialism and communism worked." My map locates them and trump deals with them all.

China is on course to surpass the US as a world power in the near future. Sad.

Many of the European countries Americans love to visit have highly socialized aspects in their governments: The United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany and many others recognize the greater common good and share the wealth across their populations.

Amazingly, the European rich have their castles, estates and can still afford to drive Mercedes, BMW, Bentley's and Rolls Royce's.

The US Military Medical Care System is Socialized Medicine and works well within Military parameters.

When you have time, I will tour you around the various "bad areas" here in Phoenix so you can see people here hungry and homeless. You need not travel to China to see poverty and hunger. Or, you could visit the Old Town Mission.

I can do about the biased misinformation you use to rationalize your "everything Democrat is bad, trump is great," craziness.

You have to help yourselves with those delusions.