The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published the following letter to the editor on February 10, 2016.
The Presidential race is kicking into high gear. Americans are itching for a change, not just in the White House.
In the distant horizon a wave is building that will eventually be a tsunami of revolt at the ballot box in November. That wave can be summed up in three words, “You Deserve Better.”
Here in the Second District, Sanford Bishop has been in Congress for two decades. His title is Representative. One must ask, “Whom does he really represent?”
Take for example, Obamacare. In the fall of 2009 through March of 2010, Sanford Bishop heard from thousands upon thousands of Southwest Georgians calling on him to vote, “NO” to Obamacare. His mailbox, e-mail, fax machine, and phone lines were flooded with opposition to this horrific legislation. Hundreds of people showed up at his district offices week after week urging him to vote NO.
When it came down to it, he had a choice. Would he represent the thousands in Southwest Georgia, or the few in his own party? He made the choice. He represented Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama and ignored the people back home. You deserve better.
Six years later when Obamacare is a hated and dismal failure, Sanford Bishop got a second chance. Again he chose to represent Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama instead of Southwest Georgians. He voted NO to repeal Obamacare. You deserve better.
After the vote to repeal Obamacare was overwhelmingly approved, President Obama predictably vetoed it. This gave Bishop a third chance to represent Southwest Georgia. He had the opportunity to vote to override the veto. Bishop chose to represent Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama instead of Southwest Georgians and voted NO to override the veto. Strike three. You deserve better.
Donald E. Cole
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