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Obama has overseen unprecedented transfer of power to GOP

To The Daily Sun,

After reading the "wailing wall" of Scott Cracraft and the far left choir in Tuesday's Daily Sun, this well known fact needs repeating. YOU LOST! Repeat, YOU LOST!

Let me quote Barack Obama, the man who's feet Democrats kneel at, "ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES." Back in 2009/2010, when Democrats controlled all three branches of government, Republicans wanted to contribute to Obama's legislative agenda. That was Mr. Obama's message to them. Relayed of course with his trademark, snarky-smile brand of arrogance. Democrats were politically "high" then. A new Democratic president. A Black man, no less. The blowout election confirmed to Democrats their new strategy of divisive, race-identity politics (blacks versus whites) enhanced with ever shriller accusations of "gender baiting" would keep their hands on the levers of power well into the next century, if not longer. That power grab fantasy exploded in their faces like few people could have ever imagined in 2008. Including them.
Barack Obama's presidency has overseen the largest transfer of political power from one party to another faster than any time in history. When the door slams shut on Obama in January, he leaves a Democratic Party as DEMOLISHED from his presidency as it has seen in more than ONE HUNDRED YEARS. Only 15 Democrats now hold governors mansions  they held 30 the day Obama was elected) and their power in state legislatures is also trolling century lows. You can drive today from Key West to Canada and never drive through a blue state.
More confounding, Democrats still don't get the message voters have sent them six straight years. They are an arrogant, "know it all" lot, as Scott Cracraft so perfectly illustrates. Far more pain is headed their way as Trump "trash cans," shreds and vaporizes everything Obama did the last eight years. Watching and reading their agony will be my continuing pleasure. So please keep wailing, In a short few years the only thing anyone will remember about Barack Obama is he was our first Black president. His legacy will be a blank page.
Our nation does not like "race baiting," "gender baiting" nor the promotion of hate toward anyone when its sole purpose and focus is to win an election. Voters recognize why Democrats do this. The political SELF INTEREST of it CORRUPTS every word on race, gender and wealth they have to say. That women have been turned into pawns for Democratic politics because men often vote Republican or whites vote most often Republican, does not mean whites hate Blacks or that men MUST hate women. The Democratic Party must now create ANGER. ANIMOSITY, RESENTMENT and ENVY to win an election. They now need 100 percent of the Black vote to win. Hillary LOST with 85 percent. Democrats now must manufacture ill-will between races, between genders and ill-will over wealth.
The founders of this country are GRAVE ROLLING in utter disgust watching Democrats self destruct following such an un-American and un-civil path of politics. Democrats have reaped the ILL WIND they have done their best to sew in society during the Obama years.
Tony Boutin
Gilford

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