Ashamed of America?

November 14, 2012

Regarding letter writer Ilene O'Connell's comment that she was ashamed of her country for re-electing President Obama, how ashamed was she eight years ago when the country elected the president who is responsible for the soaring deficit Mr. Obama inherited ("Ashamed of the country that re-elected Obama," Nov. 11)?

How ashamed is she that former President George W. Bush saddled us with not one but two unnecessary wars that added to the debt and resulted in the deaths of so many?

Evidently, the country of which Ms. O'Connell is so ashamed preferred Mr. Obama over her candidate. Isn't that what democracy is all about?

Her mean-spirited comments are a prime example of what perpetuates the divisiveness that exists in America today. She should be ashamed of herself for putting such vitriol in print.

Gregory A. Simmons, Windsor Mill

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