EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 5, 2014

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The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Poor management

Gov. Deval Patrick “reluctantly” accepted the resignation of failed DCF Commissioner Olga Roche. If the woman had the management skills to fix the problems in the department, she would have already done it. Patrick’s failure to recognize Roche’s shortcomings speaks of his own lack of managerial talent. When will we learn not to elect people with no management skills to managerial positions like the governorship or the presidency?

Road ‘fix’

We here in New Hampshire have front row seats to the Democrats’ favorite sleight-of-hand trick. There was a time not long ago when New Hampshire had the best roads and bridges in New England. Then the Democrats took over state government. They shifted state spending to all their favorite liberal causes and neglected transportation infrastructure. Now, bemoaning the sad condition of our road system, they’ve raised the gasoline tax so they can “fix things.” They actually want credit for fixing something they broke. Oh, I’m sure they’ll fix it right up; our highways may even become almost as good as those in Massachusetts! Lord save us from conniving politicians ... and from the voters who keep electing them.

Start packing

The Garcia sisters and Patrick Bick should not get too comfortable. They will be voted out of office for not representing their constituents on the casino vote. This is why we are getting a hike in the gas tax and property taxes are out of control.

Obamacare

I wouldn’t be shouting the success of Obamacare with the recent statistic of 8 million sign-ups. That number includes the folks who were forced to sign on because their “inferior” plans that they were happy with were cancelled. There isn’t any statistic coming on the number that have actually paid their premiums. And let’s not forget that the 8 million is unbelievably shy of the 30 million to 40 million “uninsured” the Democrats touted as the reason ACA was passed! We’re a long way from the fat lady singing!

Climate change

It’s not that we don’t believe in climate change as much as we question that it’s man-made. From 1940 through the 1970s global temperatures dropped and we were being told that we had a coming ice age. What happened to change that? Surely the conflagration of both Europe and Japan during World War II and the industrial expansion post-war would have produced CO2 in the amounts we see for the last 20 years. More important, those who believe it’s all man-made have yet to explain the warming that occurred during the Middle Ages, when global temperatures were 30 degrees higher than today. And let’s not forget that our sun also goes through cycles that result in warming and cooling of the Earth.

Benghazi

So, now, maybe the American people will get the truth about Benghazi. A special committee has just been formed to determine what actually happened in Benghazi. The release now of solid, irrefutable evidence that strongly implicates Obama and Hillary Clinton were responsible for the murder of our four patriots and heroes. The liberal Democrats as well as the media keep insisting this is old news and the American people don’t care. The fact is the majority of us do care and want the truth. This Benghazi scandal is 100 times worse than what Nixon was accused of and he had to resign. The brutal killing of our four brave patriots just to protect Obama from losing his re-election is criminal and definitely impeachable.