Obama: We're going to have 'to let him go'

Our pathetic president continues to give me reasons to despise him and his policies. After he was elected, Obama went to Cairo and gave his "I love the Muslims" speech. He lit the fuse to what he calls the "Arab spring," which is really the Muslim Brotherhood spring.

After that speech, Obama cut our military aide to Israel, cut our own military spending, borrowed trillions from China and, in April of this year, gave Egypt's government (now controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood) $1.5 billion (with a "b") dollars.

The Muslim Brotherhood has declared jihad against the U.S., and Obama is giving them money? Now we are supposed to believe that the Muslims who attacked our embassy in Egypt were (ticked off) about an obscure movie?

How about the fact that despite Obama saying he didn't want to spike a football after our SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, killing Osama on Obama's watch was mentioned 21 times at the Democratic National Convention? Think that might have upset the Muslim Brotherhood?

Before they kill our ambassador, the Muslims are yelling "Obama, we are all Osama!" Looks like his be-nice-to-the-Muslims Brotherhood strategy is backfiring. And then our fearless leader announces stepped-up security at our embassies on Sept. 12. Any president with a brain would've stepped up security on Sept. 10.

As Clint said, "Got to let him go."

Mark Marcotte

Danville

Nice-guy look belies insides

President Obama has a nice smile. Why do you think he always shows it off? He wants people to think that he's a nice guy. Anyone who believes and practices Saul Alinsky's policies isn't a nice person. They are cutthroat, devious and mean.

When they hate the U.S. Constitution, its founders and American institutions, they feel righteous about annihilating their opposition by any means.

After watching both conventions, it's apparent that the Democrats are less informed and more brainwashed than Republicans.

P.S. -- I left the Republican Party 30 years ago to become a Libertarian because the Republicans were becoming more like Democrats. I didn't want to help Obama win in 2008, so I voted Republican. I feel the same today, so I'll vote for Romney.

Ray Greer

Danville

Economic, foreign policies are disasters

In response to the Sept. 12 article "Romney's Worldview Simplistic," the author apparently was not aware that China stopped buying our debt months ago. The article's key argument is that if we take tough measures with China regarding their currency manipulations, they will retaliate by not buying our debt.

More recently, they have started liquidating our debt! The market for our catastrophic debt has become so limited that the Treasury Department has been printing money to finance the ever-increasing debt! These are Obama's trillions of new dollars that will eventually create severe inflation. Sadly, this will be devastating to our economy.

Obama surely tops the list of simplistic world views. Obama's world apology tour was beyond stupid. People respect countries that are strong, not weak. Obama's policy of backing the revolutionaries in the Middle East has placed the Muslim Brotherhood, a known terrorist organization, in control.

Mark Fernwood

Danville

GOP anything but bipartisan

Mike McDermott must have had his head in the sand for the last four years when his forum letter (of Sept. 15) stated that, "Both men (Romney and Ryan) are committed in solving America's problems in a common-sense, bipartisan way." Since when has the Party of Tea and Grover Norquist ever been bipartisan?!

Bob Algieri

San Ramon

Vegetarian food doesn't always require killing

In her letter regarding the recent introduction of "Meatless Mondays" in the Pleasanton School District (Sept. 14), Camille Giglio draws a parallel between cows and vegetables by asking, "don't vegetables have feelings, too?"

Granted that plants have feelings just like animals, a fundamental difference though is, a vegetarian diet does not always demand that one kill a plant. By eating meat, one is going beyond just contributing to hurting a living being's feelings -- its very life is being snatched.

I justify my consumption of dairy products with the same argument: "I need not kill a cow to drink its milk." This is my "ethical shield," if you will.

Anand Dodd

San Ramon

Obama has not helped economy

Did you notice the Fed's open-ended plan to buy mortgage bonds for $40 billion per month? AlertTimes readers will realize this means the Fed plans to print yet more new money. They plainly believe Obamanomics has completely failed, and that we have no time left (certainly not four more years) and MUST leap to this massive monetary action.

The Fed has created enormous amounts of new money in recent years, but this has NOT had the desired economic effect. Over 11/2 trillion dollars are sitting idle at the Fed -- banks aren't asking for it, not many loans are being made and no one wants to take a risk.

But one effect is for certain -- driving down the value of the dollar and increasing commodity prices (especially energy and food). Middle-class families and retirees will suffer -- it's amazing that many don't seem to recognize what the present government is doing to them.

Romney is not my ideal presidential candidate, but I am quite sure that a more conservative, prudent financial policy would greatly help my grandchildren -- whom I frankly feel are doomed if the policies of the liberal Democrats like Obama and Harry Reid continue.

Mike Heller

Danville

Romney would not be good for women

I cannot really imagine any woman, right-minded or otherwise, voting for the 2012 GOP ticket. The platform as I understand it: to ban abortion federally, ban birth control federally, cease or severely limit welfare to pregnant, low-income women and to promote Constitutional amendments banning gay marriages and abortions.

The GOP rails against federal interference when the issues are gun control, health care, the environment and energy. It would certainly be a dark time in America's history if the extreme effort and expense were made in order to amend our Constitution and abridge its citizens' rights. Rev Jesse Lee Peterson (frequent Fox News guest) announced recently that it was a mistake to give women voting rights.

No one is "for" abortion, but women deserve the right to make that choice, and anything less subjugates them to second-class citizen status.

What's the real agenda here and why is this even a race? The religious right has hijacked the GOP I once supported. I never thought that I'd be ashamed of what the country I served has become.

Mel Boss

Danville