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print email Source: Editorial: Sour Grapes
Your predictions
November 11, 2012 | 10:06 PM

Congratulations, Jerry, you finally got one right! Obama did win the electoral vote (and the popular vote, which you got wrong).

You were also wrong, wrong, wrong, about just about everything else in your pre-election column: For instance:

You said the president forced Obamacare down the people's throats: Maybe you forgot that in a democracy, laws are passed by Congress, not the president. And that repealing Obamacare was a core principle of Romney's platform. And Romney, like Bush, said the emergency room was a viable alternative to health insurance. That's a harsh perspective which, I doubt, won him many votes.

You say "Al Queda is dead" was Obama's version of Bush's "Mission Accomplished." Perhaps this is a slip on your part, because it's actually Bin Laden who is dead, and he truly is dead, while Bush never accomplished much of anything, except destroying the economy and starting two unwinnable wars.

You mock the Republican "war on women." I guess women are stupid, in your view, because they voted overwhelmingly for Obama.

You say Obama successfully sold class warfare, yet Romney, in an unguarded moment, dismissed 47% of Americans, who he falsely said pay no taxes, as being unwilling to take responsibility for themselves. In other words, to hell with them. If that isn't class warfare, I don't know what is.

And he repeatedly lied about the import of his 20% across the board tax cut, which would have greatly hurt those in the middle class and below, while giving a windfall to the rich.

I suspect that is at the heart of your bitter, whiney resentment against the president -- he is for all Americans, not just the wealthy like yourself who are petrified of "redistribution" of your precious riches. To the majority of Americans, your "redistribution" is our "paying your fair share." Did you note that Mr. "corporations are people" pays less than 15% in taxes, while most working Americans pay more?

Luckily, I believe that God will help most Americans in the next four years, thanks to Romney being given the door. So when you say, ironically, "God help us," there's more truth in that than you realize.



Tom Farre

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