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This conservative supports Biden when he can | Letters
Here’s what readers are saying in Friday’s letters to the editor.
President Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi addresses a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night.
President Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi addresses a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night. [ CHIP SOMODEVILLA | Getty Images North America ]
Published Apr. 30

My support, if not my vote

Biden: Turn ‘crisis into opportunity’ | April 29

I watched President Joe Biden’s speech. Though I consider myself a conservative independent and I didn’t vote for him, I consider it my duty to support my president as much as my beliefs will allow. I disagreed with much that was said, which should be expected with any political speech. But I had a bigger issue with the Republican response. For once — even just once — can’t the opposing party support at least some of what the president is proposing? Why does the opposing party always have to tear every single point to shreds? Agree on a goal, but disagree on how to fund it. Support the idea and offer alternatives. To be fair, the Democrats did exactly the same thing to our Republican presidents. When will these politicians realize that we won’t get anything truly productive done if we can’t work together on anything!? I can’t help but wonder if it wouldn’t be politically beneficial as well, possibly converting or retaining the support of the large number of us moderates.

Mark Decker, Seminole

Not a peep of a tweet

Biden: Turn ‘crisis into opportunity’ | April 29

After his first 100 days in office, I’ve not seen a single tweet from President Joe Biden. How refreshing.

Chuck Grecco, New Port Richey

Who gets the credit?

Biden: Turn ‘crisis into opportunity’ | April 29

President Joe Biden was 100 percent correct on two issues — job growth and the growing economy — but 100 percent wrong about who should be given credit. That would be former President Donald Trump, who in his final 100 days made it possible for Joe Biden to try to take credit for it in his first 100 days.

John Spengler, Spring Hill

Disney is for kids

Theme park loses magic | Column, April 29

Jonathan VanBoskerck opines about how Disney World is making policy that is not in keeping with Walt Disney’s vision. I thought Walt Disney’s idea was to create a magical world for children, not middle-age men. Children see themselves in the the fantasy world Disney created. When children of color see only ridiculous characters depicting people of color, it hurts them. If Disney cared about all children, he would certainly have tried to make Disney World enjoyable for all children. Kudos to Disney World for understanding that.

Ann Jamieson, St. Petersburg

The price of knowledge

Miami private school bars vaccinated teachers from contact with students | April 28

I suspect that this private school’s new curriculum will include teaching that the Earth is flat. After all, you can’t always get that kind of information for $29,850 a year.

D.J. Holding, Dover