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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:16 PM

Just talked to my conservative neighbor... [View all]

And he said something that really concerned me. He said that President Obama "simply isn't one of us." He quickly said that it's not about "where he was born" but who he is. I asked him to elaborate and this is the answer I got:

"He never served in the military and he's never run a business." I mentioned to him that I haven't served in the military to which he replied "Well, neither have I, but my father did!"

This is the problem I have with the righties...they believe that if an American citizen isn't exactly like THEM, and have had THEIR experiences, they are somehow "less" of an American than they are. This divisive attitude is what's polarizing this country. Now, I understand that people tend to vote for candidates who they believe understands their needs and values. I personally didn't feel that Mitt Romney could possibly understand the needs and problems of people like myself, given the fact his background is very different from mine. However, I have never doubted that Mitt Romney is as much of an American as I am.

The truth is this--it takes ALL KINDS of people to make a strong society and thus a great country. Why is it that so many conservatives cannot understand this?

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