So I guess I’m left wing
Several comments in the recent Letter to the Editor, “Obama is anti-American,” are absurd.
I am not a supporter of President Obama. I have never voted for him because, thankfully, the Republican Party had enough sense in 2008 and 2012 not to nominate someone from the Tea Party.
The writer estimated that 80 percent of “the people in Coweta County and this country are now against [President Obama’s] policies.” That estimate is probably very close in Coweta County. However, it is nowhere near that nationwide. According to a recent Gallup poll, the president’s job approval rating nationwide was 44 percent. Not good, but definitely higher than claimed (and higher than George W. Bush at the same point in his presidency).
As for myself, I identify much more with President Obama’s policies than I do with President Obama himself, so, even though I voted against him, I guess I am in the writer’s “other 20 percent.”
The writer states that the other 20 percent is “a group with all the uninformed, atheist, homosexuals, illegals, racist, professional welfare recipients and left-wingers.”
Let’s see. I’m not uninformed; I keep up with the news daily and carefully. I’m not an atheist; actually, I’m Roman Catholic. Homosexual? No, but I have a number of friends who are. Illegal? No, I’m not. Unlike Senator Cruz, I have a long form birth certificate that proves I was born in this country. Racist? No, again. Professional welfare recipient? Afraid not. Finally, “left-winger.” Well, you have me there, sir, but if being a left-winger keeps me out of the same category as you, I can happily live with that.