Letter To The Editor: We Have A Place For You …

By GEORGE CHANDLER
Los Alamos

In a recent letter, President Obama was denounced as a Muslim liar bent on disarming the citizenry, as allegedly did Stalin, Hitler, and Mao, and by the juxtaposition the reader was invited to conclude that the President’s agenda is to match their murderous standards. 

Some candidates for president are reconstructing the nativist movements of the 1920’s. Their poll numbers correlate strongly with the levels of extreme absurdity to which they say they would lead this country. 

Barack Obama has ended two wars he didn’t start, avoided involvement in at least two more, thereby saving tens of thousands of American childrens’ lives, limbs, and minds. He saved the auto industry, restored full employment, presided over one of the longest bull markets in history, and pushed through a Republican proposal that has provided health insurance to 17 million previously uninsured Americans. 

If you’re a Republican, as I was once, who wants to associate with public-spirited people who judge others on their merits, who want a capitalist economy operated on principles of justice and equality of opportunity, and who want government policies to be based on respect and reason, then we have a place for you.

We’re the Democrats. Call me.

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