In his column in the Friday, June 13, Rapid City Journal David Rooks writes that his irritation with President Obama isn't about ideology as much as it is about truth. He goes on to list a number of examples that are supposed to support his opinion. He does this using political “spin” to decry “spin,” insert distortion for spin for more accuracy. Of course, space requirements do not allow for foot notes or documentation to support the distortions, luckily for Mr. Rooks.
His accusations are more perception than evidence and therefore, to Mr. Rooks, they represent truth. It is too bad he couldn't be more even handed in his criticisms when it relates to the ruling dictators or past dictators in
South Dakota. Mr. Rooks likes that term “dictator” so I
thought I’d use it too even though I don’t believe we have any real dictators
in the United States, even after I read David Rooks’ column.