Evidently, not all Democratic ideas are bad ones. Even notoriously indifferent Rick Scott has finally decided it's time to remedy his dismal popularity ratings, and has glommed onto an idea first executed very effectively by former Gov. Bob Graham. Good luck to him in his mingling with the groundlings.
More important today is this email exchange I had with a former reader, which I think gets to the core of what's really wrong with this nation:
I said so long to the SunSentinel last week. I'll still read it from time to
time when my neighbor lets me have her paper but I just had to stop
my subscription because I just couldn't take the constant left-
leaning garbage your editorial board is shoving down our throats.
It turns my stomach especially in light of an economy that provides
no jobs and a president and his party that are racking up such
tremendous debt that your great grandchildren won't be able to pay.
The drumbeat goes on, it's Bush's fault. We know that he spent recklessly
but that was over two and a half years ago. This egomaniac in the WH now
has made the situation so much worse. When is your board going to
tell it like it really is. Never I guess. You'll continue to pander to the
Debbie Blabbermouth crowd until our region turns bankrupt. I know
you couldn't care less about one subscription lost but as small as
that is, I felt I did something if only to keep my sanity.
Well, John, we do care. I'm sorry we lost you. These days, any loss is a tragedy on a small scale, because it means one less person who allows the point of view of others to enter his consciousness, when there are so many who simply reside in the echo chamber of like-minded people. I wish you had kept us on as part of a mix of your news sources, along with all of those whose points of view you agree with. It's never a bad idea to be aware of what your ideological adversaries are thinking; not only might you learn something now and then (as I often do from conservatives such as yourself), but you might also learn ways we could work together to change the country we all love for the better.
I hope you'll decide to return to us someday.
All the best,