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A Demo-fact (less) hitman

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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

In his Jan. 24 letter, “Republicans are ridiculous,” Robert La Rosa stated that “Republicans are still claiming Obama has yet to appoint women and minorities to top cabinet positions.”Yes, some Republicans had some fun pointing out that the new cabinet appointees are all men after the Democrats made an issue about a so-called Republican “war on women.” However, if Mr. LaRosa would Google “Obama lack of women,” he would find that the main criticism of Obama’s choices came from the far left and feminist groups like NOW.The head of NOW, Terry O’Neill, stated that she was “disappointed so far” by the president’s selections.To imply that Republicans were in the lead of criticizing the president is just plain incorrect.

Then, in his Jan. 31 letter, “Benghazi blame game,” Mr. La Rosa accused the Republicans of hypocrisyfor wanting to cut the budget for embassy security while criticizing Hillary Clinton of not doing enough to prevent the Benghazi attack.It is obvious that Mr. La Rosa is not aware that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb testified under oath that the State Department felt that it had the “correct number of assets” on the ground and that budgetary concerns played no part in the decision-making process regarding Benghazi security.Benghazi happened because of incompetency in the State Department.

If Mr. La Rosa wants to claim that the Republicans are stupid and hypocrites, it would help if he actually had his facts right.

Lenny Rodin
Forest Hills

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