Not a big fan of Witcover
To the editor:
With reference to your Tuesday, March 9 editorial page, please note the following:
“Normal governing has returned?” Jules Witcover, my favorite left-leaning, progressive, myopic totally Democrat columnist, has proclaimed Biden’s first 48 days or so as “normal governing.” The only thing I see normal about it is the media giving Biden, a Democrat, a free ride. That’s normal when a Democrat is in power, especially in Washington D.C.
Let’s look at what’s normal in Mr. Witcover’s proclamation:
— A president who hasn’t given a news conference for 48 days or so.
— An administration that can’t house unaccompanied border-crossing kids, some with COVID-19.
— An admininstration that promised a bilateral government and just passed a bill with a 50 to 49 vote.
— A totally party line vote called for a COVID relief act with 90 percent of its unimaginable $1.9 trillion going elsewhere.
— An administration that just opened the doors to over 300,000 Venezuelans. Of course, I’m sure they are all vetted.
— A president who canceled the pipeline, insuring a higher price for your corner gas station. Have you noticed your gas prices have increased dramatically — over 20 percent — since the inauguration?
— A new bill passed by Congress opening the doors for anyone to vote: illegals, prisoners, those with no identification, ad nauseum.
— The bill also proposes statehood for Washington DC. Totally unconstitutional: See the Constitution of the United States of America, Article IV, Section 3, New States.
— And to top it all off, a president who has signed more executive orders than I can count or even understand.
Now that’s just a start on Witcover’s “Normal Governing.” I must admit, Jules Witcover is a master at propaganda. I have often been asked, since Jan. 20, if the country is going in the right direction. If “normal governing has returned: as Witcover proclaims, my answer is a resounding NO!