On Sept. 28, Lowell Greenbaum received “Featured Letter” status in The Augusta Chronicle to rant about U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (“Cruz is the new McCarthy”). I find it odd that he was allowed more than the rule of 300 words to express his thoughts. “There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together” is a quote with a wise message.
Mr. Greenbaum’s diatribe was repetitive to the point of snoring boredom. It was rather like sitting in church and being told in the sermon that you need to come to church! I am a Republican with views quite the opposite as those espoused in the letter, and find that name-calling, gross hyperbole and muckraking only serves to build the user’s ego, and does nothing to solve problems.
That said, I do not approve of closing down the government as a means of trying to fend off Obamacare, and did not find Cruz’s approach helpful to the conservative cause. Hopefully some cool heads will prevail, and there will be a way to soften the train wreck of Obamacare. Since our president finds time to call Iran’s leader, sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin, deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, shove the Benghazi murders under the table, chat on Hollywood talk shows, demonize Republicans at town meetings and play golf, that leaves little time to listen to the American people!
Too bad he will be remembered as the man with a golden tongue, and ears closed to all but those who agree completely with him. Quite a legacy!