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Off the Editor’s Desk – 9-23-2015

“A falling leaf is summers wave good bye”. A sign at the Comfort Suits establishment in Hayward

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Abraham Lincoln

 “It’s still different for women. It’s only a woman whose appearance would be talked about while running for president—never a man. And that’s what women understand.” Carly Florina, Republican Candidate for President

“That’s the first thing I’m going to do as president: (speaking of more bipartisan cooperation) We’re going to drink more.” Senator Lindsey Graham

“We don’t need an apprentice in the White House, we have one now.” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American.  There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.” Theodore Roosevelt

“I don’t talk about peoples faith. Now in all fairness, he said he is a Christian, he attended the church of Rev. Wright, and so, you know, I’m willing to take him at his word for that, I have no problem with that.” Donald Trump, speaking about President Obama

If you were one of the 22 or 23 million viewers that watched he GOP President debate last week you were entertained far more than a Mike Tyson boxing card.

I watched all three hours and did not even get bored. As I watched the event unfold, it became very clear in a few minutes that CNN was not going to let the debate center on important issues, like job creation, the federal debt or the threat to the United States from abroad.

I felt sorry for our Governor Walker and former Arkansas Govenor Mike Huckabee, because they were almost completely left out of the debate by those asking the questions. I did like it when Walker stated that he would make it so that laws passed by the congress would apply to members of congress. At present, several laws including the Federal mandated Affordable Health Care Bill, exempts members of both houses and their staffs.

As I watched, I thought: who could I remove from this field running for president at this time, and except for Trump, I could not delete anyone from the field. And, as Trump leads in the polls, I have to leave him in as the frontrunner. He speaks what he thinks.

Thanks for reading     ~Carlton