In response to the writer of the Aug. 28 letter calling the GOP, "racist fuddy-duddies" ("GOP full of racist fuddy-duddies"). That accusation is as ignorant as any republican, democrat or independent politician threatening to vote against anything the President sends their way. I hope I can jog the writer's memory regarding what party has historically been the "civil rights party" for most of our country's history.
First, the Confederacy was mainstream Democrats while the majority of Union politicians were mainstream Republicans lead by a president of the same party. Second, during the Civil Rights movement, support came from mainstream Republicans while segregation movement was supported in majority by mainstream Democrats including he late Virginia senator, Robert Byrd, who in fact ,was a member of the "KKK".
If we interview most of the educated conservative minorities, we find a consensus that most of the liberal support of minorities is to increase entitlements, reduce the size of the middle class and gain more votes for their cause, which will increases their own power.
Let's face it, most politicians within both parties are losing sight of the fact that they work for us! "...Government of the People, by the People, for the People...". Oh, wait, that was spoken by the same president who implemented the "Emancipation Proclamation."
M. Blake Knight