Presidential haters

Dear Editor:The letter to the editor, "Stop the Insanity," should apply to the writer and all the other haters of President Obama. (Letters to the Editor, 10/16/09) And I do mean haters. As soon as the presidential election was over, and before he even took office, the likes of Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the sore losers were predicting national catastrophes, from terrorist attacks to a takeover of the U.S. by illegal aliens. They were predicting impending doom, but basically rooting for failure. And it hasn't stopped since. Every paragraph of the letter is filled with catastrophic expectations, based on distorted perceptions to further a political agenda. You can listen to talk shows and scan the Internet and read almost identical junk initiated by those that encourage this sort of demagoguery, and then try to report it as a grass roots response to the President's policies. There is always more than one way to approach problems facing the nation. An honest and fair dialogue should always be respected. But rejecting ideas based on stale ideology and catastrophic expectations is not in the best interest of the country. I would like to remind the writer and others that from time immemorial doomsday predictors of human-initiated catastrophes have always been wrong. - Alex Ambruso, Downey

********** Published: October 30, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 28