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Need healthy GOP

Published: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I was disappointed more than I have ever been with the political process after watching the brinksmanship extravaganza in Washington.

I couldn’t help but think, “Is this what my father fought so hard and was wounded so badly for?” Simple answer: no.

We need a vibrant and healthy Republican Party again, not these out-of-control fanatics from the tea party who are bought and paid for by the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson.

Term limits would eliminate the tea party threats of punishing legislators who disagree with their tactics.

Change the law to allow a much lesser amount that can be contributed to campaigns, and get corporate money out of the process – something I cannot believe the Supreme Court approved.

The two-party system requires discussion, negotiation, compromise and votes being cast for what is good for our country, not voting out of fear of what Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin might do to you in a primary that is in place now.

Think of what our country could be again if the people we elected actually could sit down together and do what’s right.

Bill Brennan


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