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  • Republicans can't understand why Mitt Romney failed to win a majority from anyone except white males. The reason for their lack of appeal is the way they act, the most glaring example being their hysterical reaction to our first black president.
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  • Republicans can't understand why Mitt Romney failed to win a majority from anyone except white males. The reason for their lack of appeal is the way they act, the most glaring example being their hysterical reaction to our first black president.
    After electing President Obama, hate groups proliferated, gun sales soared and the GOP became a haven for nut jobs claiming he was anti-American, if not the Antichrist. Their propaganda arm, Fox "News," served up a daily ration of fear, anger and lies while Republicans obstructed everything Obama proposed — even things they previously favored. Hate-mongers such as Limbaugh and Hannity became their de facto spokesmen. Donald Trump's birther buffoonery made him a frontrunner in their primary. The message behind the madness was about as subtle as a burning cross.
    Voters repudiated their bigotry and re-elected President Obama. Will Republicans get over it this time, or subject us to another four-year temper tantrum? Democrats and Republicans used to work together on resolving the nation's problems — that's what we pay them for. If Republicans want to remain relevant they need to drop the demonizing, stop stonewalling and do their job. It's time we eliminate hatred from the political process. — Michael Steely, Medford
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