Ruth S. Hertzberg: Democrats doing a good job |

Ruth S. Hertzberg: Democrats doing a good job

I totally reject the opinions of Guy Pacot regarding the success of President Obama and the Democrats in finally passing health reform legislation. I think he and others like him are resentful of this new legislation, which at least establishes the principle that health care is a human right, to which all US citizens are entitled. He evidently believes all the lies and misrepresentations that were made by enemies of the bill, which is really very similar to the Massachusetts health plan, passed by former Republican Governor Mitt Romney. Certainly the legislation is not perfect, but it is a step in the right direction. People like Mr. Pacot resent the success of the Democrats. They complain about the rising debt, not giving any credit to the Democrats for having avoided what might have been a serious depression by passing the Stimulus Bill.

I would be pretty careful about predicting a great political rebound for the Republicans in 2010. In Summit County at this time most people do not see the Democrats as a “bad bunch.” Indeed, in the time I have lived here (going on 14 years) Summit Country has gone from red to purple to pure blue. I would never have predicted that change when I first moved here. I am proud to have been part of it.

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