A June 8 letter writer wrote that he would not support Linda Lingle. He said that she would pander to the Republican Party, which has become extremely uncooperative, implying that she would be very divisive.
I hope the letter writer read the article by Thomas Sowell on the same page. The article presented party politics on the Democratic side. Sowell said President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has become more openly divisive than ever.
The letter writer said he would "work hard for a continued Democratic control of the Senate." Isn't that divisive and partisan? He went on to say that Lingle is now part of a "Tea Party-driven Republican right." What political ideology does that represent?
My husband and I joined the Tea Party in its grass-roots efforts in 2009. From the beginning, members have been very upfront with their principles - limited government, reduced spending, lower taxes, secured borders and government by the Constitution.
A lot of people have misconstrued concepts about the Tea Party because of what they are led to believe by the liberal media. Thank you, The Maui News, for printing opinions and editorials on both sides.
Both parties are going to be partisan, but Lingle is one of the few politicians who sincerely feels responsibility to the people, will make tough decisions accordingly and can break through the partisan gridlock.