Final thoughts on ‘Why Obama won’
To the Editor:
Dear West County neighbor: I want to thank you for the bright yellow envelope with the fancy font that came to my house in response to my letter to the editor entitled “Why Obama won.” And thanks for having the courage to send it anonymously.
My young son opened it, thinking it was a Christmas card. Lucky for me he hasn’t learned the curse words you sent about the president.
I enjoyed the humor in all the tall tales, like the one about the first lady demanding an extra 21 personal servants, and the slew of made-up statistics and percentage about the president of the United States.
Also thank you, as you have solidified my belief that education should be our country’s focus right now. Too much misinformation leads to unnecessary divisiveness.
And I also want to thank you, because it was false statistics, conspiracy theories, disrespect for the president and his family and other modes of hatred that helped to motivate the democratic base. And the least likely way to win our votes now is with more of the same.
But to show my appreciation, I have made a generous donation to the Democratic Party in your honor – in a bright yellow envelope.
To the Editor:
I am responding to “Why Obama Won” in the Dec. 5 edition of West Newsmagazine.
It should be remembered that all of the details about Obama being the winner in the presidential race are mute here in Missouri. This is a red state and Obama lost here as he did in the election of ‘08 regardless of how hard the entitlement crowd want to think he is a great victor. As George Bush before him Obama was elected by four states in this union and Missouri wasn’t one of them.
Missouri is a traditional conservative state and would never elect a socialist like Barry Obama no matter how much the entitled fight to try and get it done.
As was stated in the column, “the truth hurts” all right. The truth is we are heading backward not forward with this president. He has this country polarized like never before. He likes to state his affection for Abraham Lincoln and like Lincoln he has the country divided into two factions. Although the two are different from the 1860s crowd they are two just the same. Those who expect everything from government entitlements and those of us who want the government to get out of our way and let us move forward.