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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:24 AM

So we squeaked by as a red state, but NC will slowly turn blue for good. One LTE at a time.

Read this smart, heart-warming, compassionate letter to the editor published in my Winston-Salem Journal this morning.
You will like it.


Post-election haze

Republicans aren’t really such sore losers. But the election is fresh and they’ll need a little time to calm down and realize that the sky hasn’t fallen on them. When that happens, I’m sure they’ll understand that:

Nobody sees President Obama as a “savior.”
Nobody thinks they’re not going to have to work hard anymore.
Nobody thinks they’re going to get a bunch of “free stuff.”

These are all exaggerated clichés that baffle liberals who hear them. We can’t imagine who they’re talking about.
The truth is that we admire a good leader, just like they do; we want a just reward for our hard work, just like they do; and we don’t think families should be thrown out into the streets because of a medical bill, just like — well, I’m not sure how they feel about that anymore. But they have to say something to make themselves feel better. Even if it makes their fellow hard-working Americans, neighbors and relatives sound like a bunch of moochers.

Of course, losing hurts. I felt the same way after those two elections we lost to George W. Bush. We survived Bush; they’ll survive Obama.
Still, I can promise my conservative friends this: Every good thing we receive as a result of President Obama’s leadership, we’ll share with you.
We didn’t vote so we could “take America back” — we voted so that we could share it.

TOMMY H. SIMMONS

source:
http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/article_a4f5b23e-2dea-11e2-906d-0019bb30f31a.html

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:30 AM

1. that was great.

scroll down to the letter after the next and this is what you get:

R.I.P.

Death notice of the United States of America. Born: 4 July 1776. Died: 6 November 2012.

Rest in peace.

HAROLD J. SCHAFFER

Pfafftown


two steps forward, one step back...

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Response to barbtries (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:03 PM

2. OH yes, I saw it. That's what we fight every day. After all

Virginia Foxx is our congress critter in this town.
The bright spots are letters like the one I posted, and they are on the increase.

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Response to Mira (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:19 PM

3. here in the triangle

i stopped reading the comments at WRAL because they would be so racist and wingnutty - but the last time (can't recall the specific issue) i read the comments that seemed to have dropped off.
i'm still bruised by that half of the election. i had such high hopes for NC!

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