- - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

As a conservative Republican, I cannot understand the logic of Speaker of the House John A. Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell concerning the national debt.

We all know that if the United States keeps borrowing, we will end up like Greece and create a worldwide financial crisis similar to the Great Depression.

Why are the Republican leaders giving President Obama everything he wants in order to fund all of his liberal programs? Why can’t the Republican leadership stand up to Mr. Obama and challenge him on his abuse of power and all of the unilateral decisions he is making on the health care, immigration and national security issues facing our nation?

The most critical national security issue facing our nation right now is the debt — because it will limit our military and domestic spending.

Do the Republican leaders know something we don’t? If so, I would like to know their strategy and how they think they can lead the party to victory this year and in 2016.

Right now, I and many other conservatives think GOP leaders are cowards and are ill-prepared to challenge the political left and Mr. Obama.

This goes back to the 2008 and 2012 elections, where they failed to go after Mr. Obama on his record and his lack of leadership traits.

Is the Republican leadership serious about winning elections and having a smaller federal government with less spending, less regulation and a free-enterprise environment for business?

I await an answer, Messrs. Boehner and McConnell.

CHUCK FLOYD

Potomac

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