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Letters: Leonard Pitts has become the pitts

Re “Dear Democrats, you just don’t have a clue, do you?” (Leonard Pitts, Jan. 23): I never agree with Leonard Pitts but I still read his columns. I like to understand opposing positions. His recent, though, was over the top. He wrote “. . . if you woke the average GOP lawmaker up at 2 a.m. and asked what he believes, he would spout, as if on a recorded loop, the anti-tax, anti-government, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ, anti-Muslim, anti-black, anti-abortion creed . . .”. Certainly we Republicans favor of low taxes, lesser government and are pro-life. But the broad rhetorical paint brush on the rest betrays a grossly prejudicial mind. As a former GOP lawmaker, I find it extremely offensive. I will not, as some do when they find a columnist particularly disagreeable, demand that The Bee no longer print his diatribes. But I shall no longer view Pitts as a worthy source for articulating opposing views.

Roger Niello, Fair Oaks

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