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May 20, 2009 at 4:00 PM

The GOP’s comeback

Someone needs to be held accountable first

So, the leader of the Republican Party has proclaimed that the GOP is through apologizing for its mistakes and will now only look forward as it reasserts itself [“Steele insists GOP comeback has started,” seattletimes.com, Politics & Government, May 19].

Huh? What mistakes has it apologized for? What has it taken responsibility for?

Quite contrary, the Republican Party has blamed the state of the economy on the Democrats. They even found a way to spin the torture issue into an attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As for the Iraq disaster, no one has yet had the guts to look into the real causes and the corruption that followed. And in case you haven’t noticed, the Republican Party is still backing the likes of Rush Limbaugh, and Dick Cheney is still on the talk-show circuit upholding the rationale for those mistakes Steele’s talking about.

Sorry, Steele; in order to “move forward,” someone really does need to be held accountable for those mistakes. You ain’t gettin’ off that easy.

— David McKenzie, Federal Way

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