To the Editor:
The Republican Party, tea party and an angry minority of the American electorate need to accept that on Nov. 6, 2012, Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as president.
He won the Electoral College and popular vote. President Obama’s State of the Union address was powerful and challenged Congress and all Americans to help turn our country around.
Jobs, equal pay for women in the workplace, saving our infrastructure from crumbling, assisting families keep their homes, raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour, alternative sources of energy, better education for all children and solutions to gun violence are issues we CAN solve. These issues must be addressed.
We pound our chest and salute our flag pushing democracy when we are denied it. Voter suppression and lack of equal pay for women is reality.
Please remember that Congress works for YOU. We sent them to Washington to represent our interests. It appears they have forgotten or don’t give a darn.
Remember these names: Sen. John Cronyn, Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. John Carter, Rep. Steve Stockman and Gov. Rick Perry.
They vote against the interests of women, children, veterans, the poor, working poor and middle class. They ignore minorities unless they or of political use and have made it clear by their voting record and public rhetoric that the planet and its people don’t concern them in the least.
The State of the Union address was no pie in the sky wish list. It was a start to put this country on its feet and represented all Americans.
Our legislators, especially Republicans, continue to block, delay, deny, or say NO to any issue that doesn’t represent them and their cronies. The No’s are affecting the country and Texas communities negatively. The State of the Union address deserved the standing ovations it received.
It is up to us to line up with this president if we want the change we so fervently cry for.
No one can do everything, but we all can do something.
Patricia Muldrow Roberts