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OBAMA: Republicans need a reality check

Letter by Margot LeRoy, Gig Harbor on May 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm | 77 Comments »
May 8, 2012 1:18 pm

Re: “Obama changes his tune, unrolls a ruthless campaign” (Michael Gerson column, 5-8).

Reading Gerson’s column is like reading a poorly written fairy tale. Its relationship to reality is questionable at best.

As described by Gerson, President Obama is divisive and polarizing, resorting to “Chicago-style politics.”

Let’s go through the list of things that other Republicans have said about this president. He’s a Muslim, socialist, terrorist sympathizer, Nazi, Wall Street “crony” capitalist (a personal favorite) and not an American citizen.

Frankly, the behavior of Gerson’s own party the last four years has been truly ugly and divisive. At no point was this president treated with respect by most of the ragtag group populating the GOP primary season. The undercurrent of racism is apparent to most people. All of the above accusations are the politically correct game used to mask the Republican Party’s own race issues.

If Mitt Romney plans on being the president, he had best learn how to handle the tough stuff. Obama finally got tired of the insinuations and snide remarks and decided to fight back. If Romney can’t take the heat, maybe he doesn’t belong in the kitchen. Only the tough survive this process.

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