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Your Opinion: Response to congressman, Part II

Your Opinion: Response to congressman, Part II

January 21st, 2013 by Linda Wenzlick, Jefferson City in News

Dear Editor:

The following is the remainder of my response regarding Congressman Luetkemeyer.

I find the congressman's attitude toward our president disrespectful and inappropriate. In case Luetkemeyer hadn't been paying attention President Obama won re-election and the American people support his vision for America. His references to our commanderin-chief are crude. Perhaps in some circles folks find this clever. I find it insulting as his constituent. While he may not agree with our president he certainly are bound by his office to be respectful, especially when acting in the role of a representative of our government. This was shameful.

The face of the American electorate has changed. We are now more than ever the melting pot of many different ethnicities and backgrounds and we bring many different views to the conversation as well as the ballot box. Now more than ever women are taking a major role in the development of our country and I can tell you that we are going to maintain a strategic force in the politics of our country. Now more than ever we will be expecting our representatives to demonstrate hard work in a timely manner.

Far more than money, a waste of time will not be accepted. For those who continue to bring bills to the floor such as reaffirming our national motto, repealing Obamacare, and other such time wasters, we will make the necessary adjustments come election time. We refuse to take a back seat to the buffoonery that has been the hallmark of present politics.

To refuse to acknowledge this is to be constantly looking backwards instead of moving America forward.

If Luetkemeyer intends to remain more than a postscript in our country then it is time for him to step up and show a little bit more maturity. Acting like a thug and trying to subvert our economy as well as telling the world that the US is going to shirk its responsibilities for ideology is unacceptable.

This was done recently with disastrous results and now some are anxious to repeat it? Absolutely not! If the congressman refuses to accept the adult responsibility that is inherent with this office then he needs to pack it up and go home.