Printed letters, August 6, 2010

Attack on Wadhams
sounds eerily familiar

I read, with great interest, about the mysterious new web site (http://www.dump-dickwadhams.com) attacking Dick Wadhams, the state GOP Chairman.

I have no inside or outside information as to who might be behind that web site, but it sounds eerily like the 2006 attack on some local Republicans who had supported Democrat Bernie Buescher. That attack was carried out by the never-seen “Dan Green” and the mysterious “Colorado Republican Caucus” in the Denver area.

Maybe there is no relationship, but there’s this story about a duck ...

CREIGHTON BRICKER

Grand Junction

Negative political ads may discourage voters

I’m really getting tired of those political ads slamming the other candidate. Why don’t candidates just run ads telling me why I should vote for them?

Hearing the same commercial over and over makes me not want to even cast a vote. What I want to know is what people are going to do and then that they will keep that promise.

Candidates could run an ad with their website address and then have a list of what they support and what they will do.

DONNA BITTING

Grand Junction

Latest TV ad indicates Romanoff is desperate

As a life-long Democrat, I have never sent a letter for a Democratic primary. However, I am so deeply troubled by Andrew Romanoff’s “looting” commercial against Michael Bennet that I simply cannot sit still.

What Romanoff has done is beyond all decency. It indicates that Romanoff is a desperate, “win at all costs” type, who will stop at nothing to gain a U.S. Senate seat. It is extremely troubling and exhibits personality traits that don’t belong in civilized politics.

Romanoff has recklessly accused Michael Bennet of theft, and that cannot be justified, even in the cesspool of “politics as usual.”

I supported Michael Bennet long before Romanoff entered the race, but figured both men were extremely talented and either one would do a great job. Now, I have changed my mind.

We have to teach people like Andrew Romanoff that nasty, negative, untruthful politics do not work, and that it is not OK to savagely trash another human being just because you want to be a U.S. senator so very, very badly. Blind ambition is not OK! Vote for Bennet.

ANDY WIESSNER

Snowmass

Bennet distorts truth about Andrew Romanoff

Hearing Sen. Michael Bennet distort the truth about Andrew Romanoff convinces me I don’t want Bennet and his corporate sponsors in Washington.

Bennet claims Romanoff was for privatizing Social Security and cutting senior benefits. That’s not true. Romanoff opposed privatizing Social Security and has always fought for senior benefits.

Bennet claims Romanoff took PAC money — but that was four years ago, not in this campaign. Now, Romanoff has refused corporate and Wall Street money and has even sold his home in Denver to support his campaign.

Romanoff has an eight-year track record of success in the Colorado House. He fought for and won funding for BEST schools to repair our rural schools, supports good U.S. jobs, a fair wage for all, strongly supports wind and solar and clean coal energy.

When Romanoff wins, all of Colorado wins. My vote is for Romanoff.

JAMES CILETTI

Colorado Springs

A few have received pot from pharmacies

This is regarding recent letters to the editor about medical marijuana. At least until 2009, four patients had been supplied medical marijuana through a pharmacy. The marijuana is sent there by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, acting with approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

One patient has received medical marijuana for 27 years. The patient receives “300 federally grown and rolled cigarettes” every month — smokable marijuana. He has 200-plus tumors due to multiple congenital cartilaginous exostosis. He had tried opioid painkillers, prescription muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories, sleeping pills, Demoral, Darvon and codeine, before being approved and supplied by the federal government, according to Fortune magazine.

JAY BELL

Grand Junction



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