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Letters: House Reps. can't see past ideology

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 19, 2011. Photo Credit: AP

The U.S. Congress, especially the House of Representatives, is like a drunk who has no agenda or goals and staggers from one place to another ["Frustrating days for GOP," News, March 1].

The House is drunk from its own power. Its members are so stuck in their own ideologies, they cannot see beyond their own noses. It is apparent that they would rather see the United States fail than let someone else have his own way.

Where are the statesmen from yesteryear who could put their differences behind them and craft legislation and compromise for the benefit of the country?

Roger Kaufmann, East Northport

The 47 U.S. senators who sent the letter to Iran about the negotiations over its nuclear program should be expelled from the Senate as traitors ["The real key to an Iran deal," Editorial, March 11].

The president was elected by a majority twice. He is designated by the people. Who are these senators to undercut a very sensitive negotiation by writing to a foreign country?

They are the same myopic, small-minded, self-aggrandizing followers who put party before country ever since President Barack Obama was elected.

Robert Detor, Port Washington