A message to Sen. Dan Coats regarding his Top Ten list: Dan, perhaps you missed something. While Vladimir Putin is playing war chess, Coats is playing humor to a serious situation.
It is not humorous when the United States (a supposed world power) first issues silly sanctions on Russian diplomats? Was it then necessary for Coats to degrade us further with a Top Ten list when Russia retaliated?
People have died in the Ukraine, and the United States is being shamed. Politicians like Coats, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, etc., and the leader they all bow to — Karl Rove — are holdovers from a past era and should be removed.
They give us late night TV humor while the United States declines in world standing.
We as a nation would be better served if politicians started paying attention to what is happening to our Constitution, employment, debt, the economy and world affairs!
- Robert Band, Valparaiso