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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:08 AM

Hideously racist LTTE in my paper, and some heartwarming backlash against it:

The original, in part:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/letters/fl-letters--1108-20121108,0,6892696.story

"What has America done?

Today should be a day of national mourning. Our country is in rigor mortis. It died last night and never will be great again. The low-lives have become the majority, stupidity has become the norm, mediocrity has become the new standard and Judeo Christian ethics gone!

As of today, I no longer consider myself to be a patriot because I am thoroughly ashamed of what this nation has become. When a person of questionable background, poor record who has no plan for the future can be re-elected by a combination of black and mixed races, Latinos, single women, unions and over-indulged spoiled college kids, it shows how retarded we are."



Thankfully, the backlash was swift:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/letters/fl-letters-1109-20121109,0,1829212.story

Letter writer was appalling and clueless

I was appalled by the letter: "What has America become?" The writer said "when a person of questionable background ... is re-elected by a combination of blacks and mixed races, Latinos, single women, unions and over-indulged spoiled college kids, it shows how retarded we are."

I am a white, middle class woman. Yes, I am single. A sin, evidently. I am self-supporting, own my own condo outright, have a masters degree in education. My parents did not pay for me to go to school. I have been gainfully employed my entire life. I have an IQ in the 140s. I am neither a "low-life" nor stupid, and my ethics are impeccable.

I am also a screaming liberal and an unapologetic Democrat. The letter reeks of racism and I am not sure that women are on the writer's acceptable list, unless they are married. My work takes me into people's homes, from the very well-to-do, to those in such poverty that they have no furniture. I have seen both sides. Everyone has problems, not just the poor. I do not believe corporations are people. I am not rich, but I do not object to paying taxes.

The chief objection I have about many Republicans is the inference that just because I disagree with them, I am stupid. For one thing, I would love to see a study of the correlation between the amount and quality of education in the blue and red states. I do not believe that someone is stupid because they do not agree with me. The writer must lead a pretty sheltered life if he discards all the people he is disparaging. We are a diverse society. We should embrace it versus demonizing it.


And another


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/letters/fl-letters-1111-20121111,0,4913991.story

Letter unacceptable

I had no problem with your newspaper coming out for Mitt Romney. However, the letter entitled "What has America done" was in such poor taste that I was shocked reading it.

I've been a subscriber to your newspaper for over 20 years, but for you to publish a letter where the majority of your readers were called "low-lives and stupid, and retarded" is just unacceptable.

By the way, I am neither black nor mixed race, nor Latino, nor single.


And some more:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/letters/fl-letters-1112-20121112,0,5634889.story

What America is all about

I was appalled by the letter you published on Nov. 8. It clearly stated the worst arguments of the worst side of American society. I could not imagine why you would choose to publish it. I guess that is your job.

Today there was another letter to the editor titled, "Letter writer was appalling and clueless." It was a well-written, clear repudiation of the bare-faced ugliness of the previous writer. Thank goodness! This response is what America is all about.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:54 AM

1. I think the original letter is useful in that it says what we all really knew:

The opposition to President Obama was, at least in part, race based.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:06 AM

2. This Is Mild Compared

to some of the racist crap I've read on the world-wide-web.

A friend asked if I was still celebrating yesterday. It's hard to celebrate when you read what the racists and haters have said since PBO won. Good thing pot is widely available in CO - the ability to forget helps!

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Response to otohara (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:19 AM

4. It's a sad reflection when claiming the election was decided by "blacks and mixed races" is.....

....considered mild.

The more we change, the more we stay the same.


SMH.

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