Letter: Never more divided
Re: “The party of ‘we’ vs. the party of ‘me’ (Monitor Opinion page, Feb. 18):
New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley continues to try to divide versus unite. Barack Obama was supposed to be the great uniter: “We are not a collection of red states and blue states. We are the United States of America.”
Most polls show most Americans have never felt more divided as a nation than we do now. Rich versus poor, black versus white, men versus women, gay versus straight, haves versus have-nots – pick your discriminator. Division, division, division.
President Obama, who often tries to connect himself with John F. Kennedy has somehow turned around what Kennedy said 180 degrees. JFK said: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Great words and concept! Obama has turned that into: Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you.
He said, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance, period.” “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period.” Never forget this promise obviously a lie) and the people who supported it.
Abraham Lincoln warned: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Mr. Buckley, put down that glass of Kool-Aid and please stop trying to instigate, antagonize and widen the divide. You’re adding no value.