Bias against the president
To the Editor:
Never in my recollection has a twice elected President of this nation been subjected to the degree of negativity and unwarranted petty personal insults as the one that now holds that office. My question would be what feature or factor of this particular President would justify that type of character defamation. Could it be that immersed in the murky depths of polarized politics there lurks an element of bias. For four years the opposing political party’s stated prime goal was dedicated not to governing but instead to making this particular person a one term President. The Republicans’ intense efforts to achieve their goal by means of obstructionism and governing paralysis proved to be an exercise in futility and the President was re-elected. After having failed what they intended, the congressional Republicans can, if they wish, continue down their path of obstructionism at their own political peril.
The obvious degree of bias that is apparent in the political arena today could be likened to that of an individual who in the process of raising a family decided that having a cow to provide milk for the family would be in their best interest. He approached a farmer who told him he had two cows for sale, and that he was asking the same price for either cow. He had a white cow that gave no milk and a black cow that gave ten quarts to the milking. Would it be a prudent exercise for the buyer to opt to buy the white cow that gave none of that which he wanted a cow for, simply because he did not like the color of the black cow?
It seems as if the collective electorate of this country twice cared not if the person running for President was black, white, blue, striped, polka-dotted or plaid as long as he intended to officiate in the best interest of the average collective citizenry of this nation.