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