Losing is not easy, especially an election. It is a time when voters issue a judgment on the work that a person has done for them. Losing an election is, purely and simply, a rejection. It is understandable why Thomas Shields has so many questions (Nov. 18).
In four short years, the people of Maine and America have rejected Republican agendas. It is time for Republicans to take a look in the mirror. Sadly, Shields is still playing the same party politics that cost them the election.
While I have great disagreements with some unions, foremost, they protect workers' rights. The education system is in need of reform, not teacher reform.
It is time to raise revenue in this state and this country — a necessary evil at this point. How that happens is open for debate.
I believe the tax rate should be the same for everyone. It is about fairness and patriotism. Paying taxes is patriotic.
The Obama administration proposed immigration reforms brought forth by Republicans. The obstructionist Republican agenda was to make Obama fail, to keep him from a second term.
Claiming Obama has not protected this country is a ridiculous assertion. Obama has done the job his Republican predecessor could not.
Despite Shields’ fear tactics, “liberal” is not a dirty word. Freedom of speech is fine. Women will still control their health choices. America is on the mend and growing stronger.
Maine and America have spoken loudly.
David Marquis, Lewiston