Carden offers facts rather than his opinions

2013-10-22T00:00:00Z Carden offers facts rather than his opinions
October 22, 2013 12:00 am

A reader wrote that Times reporter Dan Carden is making Republicans look bad.

Well, unless Carden or The Times are controlling the Legislature or the governor, we can safely say the super-majority Republicans are in charge in Indianapolis.

When Carden reports the governor established a duplicate agency to set education goals without consulting Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, a Democrat who was the top vote-getter in Nov. 2012, or that seven out of 10 appointed State Board of Education members are Republicans, he’s stating the facts.

An opinion, mine of course, would be that the governor is circumventing the will of the people.

It’s not Carden making Republicans look bad. The problem is the reader wants to be the party of Eisenhower, who campaigned on controlling the military and invested heavily in infrastructure in times of deficits (same issues President Barack Obama pushes), but that moderate Republican no longer exists.

- Rafael Mendez, Gary

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