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It's not us against them

Posted: February 14, 2009 11:13 p.m.
Updated: February 15, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Enjoyed very much the commentary by Bill Kennedy published Jan. 23.

As I was growing up I seem to remember after each presidential election there was a return to work by both parties, in a bipartisan manner, to get back to running the country as they were elected to do.

I've tried to figure out when things changed and - after an election - the losing party immediately started tearing down and disparaging the victorious party, particularly in the manner we have seen in the past couple of elections.

It appears the overwhelming desire to recapture the office prevents working together for the good of the country.

Another practice that dismays me greatly is the way the Lenos, Lettermans, et al., on a nightly basis, defile, bash and belittle the president, vice president and even those running for office.

The way the pundits went after Sarah Palin and her family was a disgrace. You may not care for the person running for or holding office, but there needs to be respect for the highest office in our country.

These nasty comments cannot just be passed off as jokes in a monologue, as the majority do not even evoke a laugh. It's said that people in some other countries do not like Americans, but why should they when some of our most visible entertainers show no respect?

I did not vote for the present party but I will be rooting like heck for them to bring the parties and the country back together.

Let's get rid of the "us against them" mentality.


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