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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Election
November 9, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Republicans need to ensure they represent more than core party members

The Republicans had a very good election day [“America’s broken political system,” Opinion, Nov. 7]. So be it. That said, however, I would caution the victors with this: Look at your margin of victory in the many races. Was it 15 to 20 percent, or was it more like 4 to 6 percent or less? Also, look…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: constitution, Democrats, Dennis R. Bertaud

November 8, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Midterm election: Our own system of politics is rundown

I found Nicholas Kristof’s column “America’s broken political system” [Opinion, Nov. 7] to be spot on. How disheartened do Americans have to become before we can transform this out-of-control wrecking ball? Despite approval ratings that are in the cellar, we continue to sustain this highly paid group of bullies and mud wrestlers. We have…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Dave Humphrey, Democrats, midterm elections

November 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Midterm election: Republicans invent their own rules

What Republican majority? [“Discontented voters hand Senate to Republicans,” Nation & World, Nov. 4]. Please recall that four years ago, obstructionist Republicans invented the permanent 60-seat majority in the Senate. Even the most optimistic result of Tuesday’s election puts them way below that magic number. Did Republicans really think that they could dish out…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Congress, Democrats, Hans Aschenbach

November 7, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Midterm elections: All Republicans have done is sabotage Obama

I am struck by the number of items on guest columnist George Nethercutt’s list of goals that could have already been achieved except for the intransigence of Republicans led by House Speaker John Boehner and Mitch McConnell in the Senate [“What Republicans need to accomplish now that they control Congress,” Opinion, Nov. 5]. The…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Congress, Democrats, midterm elections

November 6, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Midterm elections: Repudiation of Obama’s leadership

Super Tuesday’s midterm elections might just have well been Blue Monday for President Obama, as Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate after election results were finally tabulated [“Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell weigh move to new committees,” Local News, Nov. 5]. Candidate Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 as an agent of “change,” and the…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Congress, Democrats, maria cantwell

November 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Midterm elections: The need to return to democracy

Voters have replaced enough Democratic U.S. Senators to give the Republicans a majority and retained the Republican majority in the House [“Republicans making powerful bid for Senate control,” Nation & World, Nov. 4]. One possible explanation is voters were dissatisfied with the president’s style and substance of governing. It’s hard to believe voters…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Democrats, midterm elections, Milton C. Smith

November 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Tom Steyer’s money: It’s not so clean

I find the fact that Tom Steyer can contribute nearly $1.5 million to Democratic causes in Washington state [“Debate climate policy in the open,” Opinion, Oct. 29] as an environmentalist from out of state absurd given the fact that he made the bulk of his fortune, and continues to collect millions of dollars,…

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Comments | More in Climate change, Election | Topics: Barry Savage, climate change, Democrats

November 3, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Gun control and I-594: Making our schools safer

As a mother, grandmother, teacher and concerned citizen, I plan on voting yes on Initiative 594 [“Law would punish family members sharing guns,” Northwest Voices, Oct. 25].   I joined Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America after the Sandy Hook school shooting. Having to decide in a split second whether to take…

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Comments | More in Election, Gun control | Topics: Danni Minteer, gun control, gun rights

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