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This is in response to the letter from Klaus Kuck, printed Sept. 20.

I love the notion that somehow "racist, anti-Obama conservatives" have destroyed civility in America. This has been the talking point for some time now and I would find it laughable, if the future of our "great and beautiful country" were not at stake.

Did Kuck and all of the rest miss the George W. Bush years? Did they miss the movie and books made about the assassination of Bush? Did they miss the outrageous actions of Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan? Did they miss Bush's State of the Union speech where roughly half of Congress (you guess which half) booed him? Did they miss the prayers of hope that Dick Cheney's pacemaker fail? Did they miss the almost constant chant of "fascist" and "Nazi" and "Hitler" thrown at Bush for eight years. Did they miss the full page ad about General "Betrayus"?

I could go on. Many people seem to have missed what is now so very clear. I do not suggest that such behavior is profitable, but I cannot stand to hear these hypocrites whine and moan about the same types of behavior they either incited, approved of or ignored for eight years.

Lastly, did those people remove those sad little bumper stickers from their cars that read, "Dissent is the purest form of patriotism"? After all, it appears that while dissent from a Republican president is patriotic, dissent from Obama is obviously racist.

Frank Phillips, Auburn

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Mark Wrenn's picture

That State of the Union

That State of the Union address, was that the one where he told everybody Saddam was buying uranium from Africa? That went over well.
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"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

And he isn't entitled to any

And he isn't entitled to any opinion on the matter, is he, tron?

Jonathan Albrecht's picture

Publikwerks, I also think

Publikwerks,
I also think that labelling opposition to the President as racist is also a bad tactic. I don't. I label the organizations starting with the Republican Party as racists because they have followed for years political strategies that are racist. Southern Stategy - bring into the party white racist democrats, prevent blacks from voting, expelling illegal immigrants knowing that will force many citizens to leave the country and not vote. The Caricatures, the use of Obama's middle name, the Birther movement, these are just recent overt racist attacks. In fact, the "Joker" characture reminds me very much of Goebbel's Caricatures of Jews.
Now the right is attacking school children for singing a song favorable to the President in February. This skit was part of Black History Month. A celebration of the sucesses of Black Americans. What is more remarkable then raising to be President? And you will notice that they also sang songs describing the good works of George Washington and Abe Lincoln, but that's not mentioned. In elementary school I think we all wrote or sang or did something on President's Day to celebrate one or all of our Presidents. Why then attack Obama? He had been in office less than a month. What's different between Obama and Bush? Given that the right contains many racists we can only reasonably assume its Obama's skin that calls up this hatred.

Jon Albrecht Dixfield

Andrew MacIsaac's picture

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John Chick's picture

Every hear of George

Every hear of George Wallace? What party did he belong to? I'll give you a hint, he wasn't a Republican, Independent, Libertarian, Green Party....

Racism knows no political or territorial boundaries, and just because one disaggrees with another person's ideas, it does not make he or she a racist.

John A. Chick

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Colonel Charles Yancey (January 6, 1816)

Jonathan Albrecht's picture

No this is not true. It just

No this is not true. It just continues the racist rapid conservatives amnesia. Anyone hear of McCarthyism. Or Richard Nixon's Senate race where he called his opponent a communist. Or the Republican produced faked Photograph that proported to be the Sec. of State Meeting a communist agent. The conservatives began attacking civility in the US in 1932. They tried to overthrow the US government in 1934. Don't talk to me about George Bush. Everything the left said about Bush has turned out to be absolutly true. That's the difference where the right invents scandals that don't exist; the left tells the truth.
Jon Albrecht Dixfield

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

How can liberals even

How can liberals even respond to Phillips' comments; they're all true. Truth and liberal don't fit in the same sentence. Jabba's definition of liberals is o.k., but liberals are merely conservatives who haven't been mugged yet.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama mmmm,mmmm,mmmm
Barack Hussein Obama mmmm,mmmm,mmmm equal work for equal pay,mmmm,mmm,mmmm
Seen the video?
Guess it all depends on who's saying Hussein, eh?

David A. Gagnon's picture

No you don't remember Lil.

No you don't remember Lil. Most of you on the left forget (CBS) Dan Rather, (MSNBC) Norah O'Donnell, Kieth Olberman, (CNN) Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, (ABC) Charles Gibson and Brian Williams and of course NPR's infamous Bill Moyers. Nah, they weren't devoted to bad mouthing Dubya were they. Nah can't be.

Andrew MacIsaac's picture

Clinton "did not have sexual

Clinton "did not have sexual relations with that woman." Clinton was impeached. Al Gore lost to G.W. Bush. Liberals are overzealous in there criticism of G.W. Bush. Incivility in American politics ensues.

John Chick's picture

So are you saying that the

So are you saying that the majority of democratic posters to the Sun Journal are collage kids? I seem to recall a lot of Bush bashing on the SJ blogs over the past several years. Sounds like a double standard to me.

John A. Chick

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Colonel Charles Yancey (January 6, 1816)

Mark Wrenn's picture

I don't remember an entire

I don't remember an entire infotainment network devoted to bad mouthing Dubya.
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"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ray St. Onge's picture

MSNBC, and CNN come to mind.

MSNBC, and CNN come to mind.

Dan Rather.

Just for good measure, let's throw in the New York Times.

Hey Lil, exactly what has Fox News said that bad months President Obama.

PS. the correct spelling of "Dubya" is "President Bush"

Andrew MacIsaac's picture

"A liberal is someone so

"A liberal is someone so open-minded that their brains have fallen out."
Unknown

David A. Gagnon's picture

That's the double standard I

That's the double standard I talked about the other day veritas. Remember? Cause you asked what double standard I was talking about.

RONALD RIML's picture

How about posting a link to

How about posting a link to that conversation........

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Mr. Phillips, you're full of

Mr. Phillips, you're full of it. You live in your own dream world, where facts are pliable to suit your needs.

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