Updated: December 19, 2012 12:36PM
Advice for Escalona
Alejandro Escalona, in his column on Thursday, offered post-election advice to the Republican Party. Well, here’s some advise to Escalona and his constituents: The Latino poverty rate has quickly reached 28 percent and is on the rise; keep voting for the Democrats and that rate will reach 50 percent. On a Sunday morning talk show, a Democratic politician presented their plan for immigration reform — first seal the border, then enforce work rules and create worker IDs that cannot be forged. Immigrants must be able to speak English and illegal immigrants will have to wait their turn.
I do not think the Republican Party is adverse to these requirements, and I for one am sick and tired of “Push 1 for English, 2 for Spanish.”
Bill Stecich, Marquette Park
I am not a big fan of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but Sun-Times articles dealing with his neglect of duty have been unfair. He was elected by a large percentage of the constituents of his district. His medical condition, work ethic and alleged criminal acts were well-publicized before the election. The public spoke loud and clear. If that district does not wish a voice in Congress, that is their decision.
Frank Moriarty, Chicago Ridge
Why didn’t they help?
Now that the Anthony Abbate trial is over, I have one question.
Who were the two wimps who were at the bar as this poor bartender got pummeled?
They did nothing to help Karolina Obrycka while she was beaten like a dog. Is this today’s man?
Steve Medel, Tinley Park
Is this the real McCain?
It’s a sad day when John McCain, a true American hero, rants and raves that President Barack Obama caused the greatest security breach ever seen.
Maybe McCain has forgotten about President George W. Bush and 9/11 or the same president and the supposed Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction.”
Then again, this is the guy who picked Sarah Palin to be his running mate — and that’s who McCain has become.
Chuck Tinman, Manhattan