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So many helped make our breast cancer fundraiser a success

To The Daily Sun,

We at Dental Expressions, the office of Dr. Darren Boles, would like to thank the many businesses and individuals that made our breast cancer fundraiser in honor of our 10th anniversary on Oct. 17 a success. So many of our local businesses stepped up and gave generous donations of gift certificates and services to be raffled or auctioned off to benefit this great cause. We would like to thank:

Dr. Boles and family, NH Endodontics, Gilford Hills Tennis & Fitness, Owl's Nest Resort, Mills Falls, The Margate, Poco Day Spa, Fratello's, Concord Sports Center, Silver Screen Salon, Tupelo Dental Lab, Funspot, Voila Salon, T-Bones/Cactus Jack's, Hermit Wood Winery, Mix 94.1, New Hampshire Fishercats, Tanger Outlet, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Poulo Insurance, Sunapee Lake Massage, The Wine'ing Butcher, Eden Nails, Garwood's Restaurant, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

We also want to thank the staff of Dental Expressions for their great efforts and inexhaustible energy.

Thank you those that took the time to join us. We hope this will be the first of many annual fundraisers.

We look forward to an even larger event next year and you all can join us.

Dr. Darren Boles DDS & the staff of Dental Expressions

Laconia

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Obama was not on the ballot but his failures were everywhere

To The Daily Sun,

The election cyclone blew through, repudiating a second time the presidency and policies of Obama and the Democrats. There has been no greater gift to the Republican Party from Maine to Oregon than the destructive, demonizing and dividing personality of Barack Obama. Obama single-handedly energized the heart, soul and spirit of the Republicans like no other human being on earth could have.

Obama stands for everything Republicans despise. Obama was not on the ballot Tuesday, but the failure of his presidency was seen everywhere. Democrats ran from Obama as if he had Ebola. In 2008 Barack proclaimed himself a political, Herculean, Houdini. By 2014 almost every Democrat running for office refused to admit they knew Obama's name, let alone be seen next to him in campaign ads. One Democrat even refused to admit publicly she even voted for him.
To understand the incredible level harm and destruction Barack Obama has caused the Democratic Party CNN's John King offered an electoral map of the U.S. comparing the red and blue makeup of every political district, nationwide between 2008 to 2014. Even a season political reporter like King commented the comparison was so remarkable it was almost unbelievable. In 2008 the map revealed an almost evenly divided country with 50/50 control for each party. Since Obama took office, the map now reveals Republican control of about 80 percent of the geography of America. The epic, landslide loss Democrats suffered in 2010 combined with Tuesday's losses has created a very, blood red map. Except for New England , New York and California it is a wall of solid red from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains north to south.

Republicans now control 31 out of 50 governorships, including even the bluest of blue states, Massachusetts. There is little wonder why the Republican renaissance. Two-thirds of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction. The vast majority of Americans say Obama is a highly polarizing figure. In a recent poll of all Americans 46 percent said Obama had increased the racial divide. Another, 13 percent said he improved it, and 41 percent said he made no difference at all.

Middle-class family incomes have fallen for six years. Part-time jobs are now the norm after Obamacare rules. College graduates and their families are drowning in a record $1.3 trillion in debt loaded on them by union labor in education that refuses to reform to hold costs down. Obama demonizes the rich, but it is his policies and his Fed that have made them far richer than they have ever been in history. We have record inequality because Obama lit a bonfire under it.

Working Americans of every class and color, most especially white have deserted the Democratic Party in droves because Democrats do not now represent their best interests. There is nothing complicated about this political dynamic, helping explain why the country is now 80 percent Republican, geographically. The best interests of minorities collide head-on with the best interest of Main Street, middle Americans. Voters see straight through the duplicity and deviousness of Democrats who suggest otherwise. When asked in exit polls why they vote Republican, middle-class Americans say they are sick and tired of working, supporting those who do not. Minorities, in the tens of millions, have a huge and disparate impact on welfare costs paid for in large part directly or indirectly by the middle class.

The majority of middle voters see government as the problem, not the solution. This conflicts directly with Democrats who see more expensive, more expansive government, knotted in more regulation as the only solution to every problem. That colossal difference in ideology has driven working class, middle-Americans to the arms of Republicans who offer a vibrant, economic growth agenda. Democrats love to divide the country for votes. They now pit middle-class, working American against minorities hoping the middle class is stupid. They are not, as they proved Tuesday.

Tony Boutin
Gilford

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