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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 01:25 PM

What are you waiting for, Senator Portman? a great LTE

A friend shared this with me today. It appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper last month.

The author of the letter is a Cincinnati Republican. Cincinnati is Portman's home town.

I could not have said this any better. I hope ol' Rob saw this.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2019/01/23/opinion-what-you-waiting-for-sen-portman/2606195002/


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Ohiogal Feb 2019 OP
irisblue Feb 2019 #1
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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 04:14 PM

1. I believe Portman is owned by dark money and has the spine of a jelly fish. It's a good letter.

Some quotes...
snip--Sen. Portman, you’ve stated, "I think the American people deserve to have the highest standards of ethical conduct by their elected officials." Then, why do you refuse to criticize such overwhelming dishonesty? Abraham Lincoln said, "To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."

snip--"When you have spoken up, Sen. Portman, it’s been so mild as to be unnoticeable. When Trump sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin against our intelligence agencies, you said it was "troubling." As one of your constituents tweeted, "Not finding the good flavor of Doritos at Sheetz is 'troubling.' @POTUS violating his oath of office in front of everyone on live TV is just a bit more than 'troubling.'"


snip--"I understand the risks of criticizing a Republican president with 89 percent approval among the base. Keeping mum about the abuses of this administration minimizes your chance of having a future primary opponent. But can your conscience tolerate the lies, the corruption and the threats to our freedoms? Perhaps you and your Republican colleagues should read President John F. Kennedy’s book, Profiles in Courage, about United States senators who risked their political careers to protect our democracy."


Thanks for posting this Ohiogal, I would never have seen it.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 04:51 PM

2. You're welcome, irisblue.

Like I said, a friend sent it to me today, or else I wouldn’t have seen it, either.

And I agree with your statements in your subject line.

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