Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

October 10, 2013 at 7:36 PM

No more bias for the president

Republicans are performing their elected duties

The vast majority of the media are reporting the tussle over Obamacare and the associated government shutdown with a strong bias for the president. [“House Republicans start plotting ways to break gridlock,” page one, Oct. 10].

Republicans were completely shut out of negotiations when the Affordable Care Act was passed. The bill was passed without a single Republican vote, an act unusual in American history for such a monumental change to our economy and social services.

Since Republicans took control of the House, with a mandate to repeal Obamacare, they have made it very clear they are against this bill. Again, Obama and the Democrats ignored them. Now they’re holding up a funding bill as their last opportunity to change or repeal the bill, which is exactly what they were elected to do. And by the way, Obama’s approval rating has plummeted to 37 percent.

Somehow none of this has made it into the news or editorial pages of The Seattle Times. Were the news reported in an evenhanded fashion, the president and Senate Democrats would not be able to blithely ignore Republicans or the other 50 percent of the country they represent.

Mark Stratton, Bothell

0 Comments | More in Government shutdown | Topics: government shutdown

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►