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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:12 PM

Cynthia Tucker: Be thankful that Allen West is gone

Apparently, some of my fellow Americans want to secede from the union, undaunted by the disastrous result of that infamous attempt back in the 19th century. They are likely congenital cranks, destined to be dissatisfied.

But that troublesome sort — a few hundred thousand who have petitioned the White House to form a separate country — represents just a tiny fraction of the nation’s voters. Most of us are happy to turn the page on a poisonous presidential campaign and usher in a season of reconciliation.

Here’s a gift to help get us started: Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida has been defeated in his bid for re-election. That alone will help us resume an attitude of charity toward those with differing political views and open room for a re-emergence of the idea of a common good. West was a one-man siege on Fort Sumter.


http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20121125/OPINION05/311250009/Cynthia-Tucker-thankful-Allen-West-gone

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:15 PM

1. I predict a Presidential run in 2016. This will be good for the GOP's minority problem.

Nazis are a minority. Right?

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