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10/2/2012 8:07:00 AM
Letter: How you can insult someone more eloquently?


I’d like someone to explain something to me. We have a presidential candidate who’s insulted, other than the millionaires and billionaires, just about every group there is from the domestic as well as the foreign.

In the released video of one of his fundraiser dinners he basically told us that his Middle East policy was to ignore their problems and let them work them out themselves. And, in his press conference following this video release he was given the opportunity to explain his 47% remark. Well, he told us that his remarks were “off the cuff” and he guessed he could have said things “more eloquently”. I’m not sure how you can insult someone more eloquently.

I know Romney has taken a hit in the polls and some Republicans, military groups, etc. are distancing themselves from him now, but I still see some Romney signs in the yards in my neighborhood and there’s certainly no millionaires living here.

Do these people despise our President and the Democrat’s policies so much that they’re willing to support a man who has such contempt for his own party’s base? I just don’t get it!

Cindy Harms


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Article comment by: Concerned American

You know Cindy, I have been saying for four years the very same thing, " I just don't get it.
Barack Hussein Obama, scares me. If for no other reason than sitting in a church listening to his "Mentor" spewing hate and division of the American people. Some one who damned America. His associations with Bill Ayers and others against our country. Yes, Cindy, I just don't get it either. I'd rather have a President that I know will care about where this great nation is heading. My frame of reference is having been brought up by my Grandmother, while my parents served our country. While my father was a prisoner of War for 3 years and went on to another war. Coming from a family of dozens of military members through the generations. You bet I just don't get it.

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Article comment by: John A. Bond

One of the most debilitating aspects of the virus of racism is the fact that those who are infected with the virus fail to recognize they are infected with it.

With the infection comes a remarkable ability to “rationalize” away all of the symptoms of the disease.

For those who post here and are offended by “democrats” who allegedly call you racist, the fault is not with those who recognize and point out that racism is indeed a primary motivational factor behind the desire to vote for Mitt Romney.

If you read about the racism that is directed at President Obama and “feel” offended by it, then in all likelihood on a subliminal level you are responding to the racism within you that you are suppressing by “rationalizing” reasons not to vote for President Obama.

That is a fundamental aspect of racism. Virtually everyone, with notable exception, infected with the virus of racism is living in denial about being infected with the disease of racism. The deeply rooted racism causes such people to “feel” they are being accused of racism.

If you, as a voter, have other reasons not to vote for President Obama, and genuinely believe that Mitt Romney is a better choice, so be it. How anyone paying any attention to the Romney/Ryan campaign could ever come to such a conclusion is beyond my comprehension but then the core base of the GOP is renowned for voting against it own best interest based upon rather sketchy and superfluous thinking.

Racism is a pernicious evil. So is elitism. So is sexism. So is religious fanaticism.

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Article comment by: county resident

Cindy, nice writing.

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Article comment by: jewel sporny should realize that... .

the oppositions candidate has been for all the the things she is against... unless you think he means it for real this time...

unless she is voting 3rd party... and even then the sane candidates have all realized that marriage and abortion are losing issues...

perhaps this election will tell folks more about them selves than the ones they vote for?

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Article comment by: How Small Minded

Seriously? It's got to be the man's color? What about his politics? There's a good enough reason to not vote for him.

I don't care if the person in the White House is male or female, black or white or any other color. The person could be pink with yellow racing stripes for all I care. I don't like what's been done this term and don't like where it's going. If that's not good enough to vote against something, I don't know what is.

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Article comment by: Jim Barber

And there it is. The old race card scores again for those too ignorant to understand the issues.

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Article comment by: Peter, Yavapai County

Cindy, the "genius" of the modern Republican Party is that they are able to get enough middle class voters to vote against their own best interest. The question is: How long will this strategy work? Eventually, folks vote for their own best interest and any political party with a future needs to recognize that.

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Article comment by: jewel sporny

I am tired of dems calling me a rascist because I wish not to vote for Mr.Obama. I am a person who recently moved to cottonwoon az, to take care of a family member but I moved here from a multi-cultural place and had many friends that were of other races and I am still friends with.I just do not agree with, Obama policies or his agenda or with obamacare and I am in the medical feild and see what is already happening, I have also first, hand seen people who, as they say know how to work the system. I do not have money and work very hard for my money .I do not belive in abortition and I belive marriage is between a man and women that does not make me a raceist .I do not trust Obamas agendas or his policies, It has nothing to do with the color of his skin. If there a person of color on the ballot and I agreed with there policies I would have no promble voting for them.

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Article comment by: Yep Cindy and Mary

What would be so hilarious if it weren't so scandalous is that these people really (really!) don't realize how totally transparent their racism is. Nor how baseless their arguments are, which leaves only those "subtler" racist tendencies to explain the irrationality.

Never underestimate the power of fear.

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Article comment by: Mary Jane

To understand why you see Romney signs in the yards of people who couldn't possibly benefit from his election, you need to understand the subtle nuances of racism. For a lot of small town hillbillies the most important thing in this election is to make the White House, white!

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