Let me start by saying I am thoroughly disappointed in all of our elected officials in Washington D.C., especially those in leadership positions. They failed miserably in performing their most basic constitutional responsibilities.

Our country is being attacked by an unseen enemy — COVID-19. Unlike Sept. 11 or Pearl Harbor, which had specific targets, COVID-19 is attacking nationwide. The response to this attack required a comprehensive, coordinated and nationwide plan. Instead, we got a fragmented, slapdash, Band-Aid response accompanied by empty promises.

Adding insult to injury, the COVID-19 relief legislation was used as cover to provide political paybacks to big money campaign donors.

The truly sad part of this is that we, the people, allowed this to happen. We share in the responsibility for the turmoil, corruption and the just plain bad behavior of the past few years because we elected these officials.

It’s time for a new game plan. Right now, we have prima donnas on the field who are refusing to work together for the good of the team. It’s time to send them to the locker room and put the seasoned veteran and the talented rookies in the game to pull the team together and win the game. Hopefully, it’s not too late.

Jason Roberts

Utica

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Stanley Lightner

45 and McConnell deserve equal amounts of blame for the incompetent response to the pandemic. Their behavior amounts to gross misconduct and is criminal. Both should end up in prison after the inauguration on Jan 20, 2021.

Angela Wink

Our own Governor Beshear and his administration in Frankfort have shown how to work for the good of the people. He and the Republicans in Frankfort are working hand in hand to formulate a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is for the people of the state. I think they have forged a path of cooperation that the rest of the country should follow. Unfortunately we have too many career politicians in Washington who seem to have forgotten the people who put them there. We have a chance this November to correct this but it is up to everyone in the country who is old enough to vote to help correct it. The last local election showed us how important one vote can be in a close election.

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