I really had to mull my response to letter writer Ilene O'Connell ("Ashamed of the country that re-elected
Liberals have rolled their eyes at the idea that any president controls the price of gas at anyone's pump. She has no understanding that unemployment has improved even recently and that President Obama is ending wars for oil instead of starting them. She reads the paper enough to know where to write the editors. I think that she must not know that not all information has the same value. Some is false and harmful.
The joke going around Election Day was "a black, a Muslim and an illegal immigrant walk into the bar. Bartender says, what can I get you, Mr President?" This is chain e-mailed around the Internet by conservatives with a lot of other untrue fluff. The 45 percent of conservative people have been raised to never question the "Strong Father," there's no duty to investigate if what you are told is true. You just do what he says and everything will be fine. Under the "Nurturing Parent" model of the
It is a truly different philosophy that generates
Democrats know they do not have to be ashamed of their choice of President of the United States, or their income, their sexuality or their opinions. We know that shame is poor long-term motivator; we are telling our children to decide for themselves for whom to vote. They are good people with a duty to select the most intelligent and compassionate person for the job. I invite Ms. O'Connell to read about President Obama's strong leadership over the next four years and investigate the veracity of the next conservative chain e-mail that comes along, rather than believing whatever it says.