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Don't capitulate to obstructionist Democrats

The Chief Petty Officer Association holds a food drive to benefit Coast Guard service members and their families affected by the government shutdown on Jan. 19, 2019 in Chesapeake.

The Sun’s recent editorial regarding the government shutdown is not correct (“End the shutdown now,” Jan. 22). Doing what the Democrats keep saying — “Open the government first, then we will negotiate” — is a pipe dream like Lucy holding the football every year for Charlie Brown to kick. When he goes to kick it, as we all know, she always jerks it away.

Republicans would have to be as dumb as Charlie Brown to fall for opening the government with Democrats still refusing to come to the table to negotiate. Thankfully, we are not that dumb. The Democrats are bringing new meaning to the term obstructionist.

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Diane Anderson, Freeland

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