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We also heard 'presidential equivocation' from Obama

To The Daily Sun,

I find the continual hypocrisy of Democrats who write to The Daily Sun most entertaining. Robert T. Joseph, Jr. offers up the latest, special vintage. What's truly laughable is the non-stop, fiery, HATE MESSAGE spewed at Trump by people who  30 seconds later demonize others for spreading their hate message, like those in Charlottesville. Its okay for the Trump haters to shout their HATE MESSAGE toward him, but not others to spread theirs, all while Bernie Sanders spreads his own "special brand." Bernie hates the rich. He says so every place he goes. Wake up! HATE IS HATE, no matter what vehicle or model it chooses to ride in. Too bad, hypocrisy isn't like a wart on the end of a nose that can be seen in a mirror. If it were, Mr. Joseph would see a troll when he looks at his own reflection.

Here's my point. If you were outraged Trump had to be dragged to the wood shed screaming to denounce the happenings in Charlottesville why weren't you screaming outrage over how Obama reacted when five police officers were shot in Dallas last year? Obama said " there was no justification for violence against law enforcement." THEN HE COUCHED with his "political cover card," describing what he interpreted as rampant, racial inequality in law enforcement just to make sure there was no confusion to Democrats and Blacks where his real sympathies lay. All while five cops lied stone cold dead, in pools of their own blood, riddled with bullet holes.

The same "Obama cop out", cover your political derrière happened in Baltimore in 2015 following several days of street rioting, property torching, and looting after a black man died in police custody. Obama, dutifully condemned the rioters ( just as Trump condemned the white supremacists) but Obama also said the following to make sure no voters were lost: "We have seen too many instances of police officers interacting with individuals, primarily African American, often poor, in ways that raise troubling questions." In other words, rioting, and looting are wrong, but black people may have good cause to burn Baltimore down given the embedded racism I see in the criminal justice system.

What we heard from Trump last Saturday when he said, "many sides were to blame for what took place in Charlottesville" was the same, exact PRESIDENTIAL EQUIVOCATION we heard from Obama time and time again after horrific violence occurred on his watch. Both Trump and Obama expressed their moral outrage, then both placated their supporters with "double speak" for political protection. White, Trump gets the gallows for doing it. Black, Obama got a free pass. That lopsided reaction personifies the brand of "IDENTITY POLITICS" strangling the Democracy Party today, and America with it.  IDENTIFY POLITICS" is aimed specifically to spark and intensify the racial divide to produce an election advantage. How detestable , and repugnant is that? Now there's something we can all join hands to HATE!

Tony Boutin
Gilford

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Sandwich Women's Club Luncheon On The Green well supported

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to thank members of the Sandwich Woman’s Club, residents, visitors and local businesses who supported the club’s annual “Luncheon on the Green and Raffle” during the Artisans on the Green in Sandwich on August 10. For many years the Sandwich Woman’s Club has sold sandwiches, desserts and drinks as well as raffle tickets at the Artisans on the Green event during Sandwich Old Home Week. Funds raised are used for monetary gifts to Sandwich students who are continuing their undergraduate education after high school.

Thanks to local businesses and individuals who supported the raffle with donations of gifts and services including The Jonathan Beede House, The Corner House Inn, Wayside Farm, Starlight Gems, The Cutting Garden, Aubuchon’s Hardware, Chick-a-dee Station, Willow Pond Antiques, Sandwich Fair Association, Sandwich Creamery, Kar-fully Made, Annemade, Soft Touch Farm, E.M Heath, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Skelley’s Market, Center Harbor Diner, South Tamworth Store, Mad Cutters, Abbott Farm, Amy Brown, Lively Designs, DiFillipe Farms, Moulton Farms, Sue Rowan, The Bobhouse Restaurant, Cider Bellies Doughnuts, Ralph Kent, Surroundings Art Gallery and Bayswater Restaurant.

Thanks also to Heaths and CG Roxane for their donations to the luncheon and to the Sandwich Community Church for allowing us to borrow chairs. Also thanks to all who set up, took down, made sandwiches and desserts, loaned us tents, tables and coolers, and provided beautiful flowers for the tables. A special thank you to all of you who buy the sandwiches, desserts and drinks. Our work is all worthwhile when we see you line up for a tasty lunch.

Marie Samaha
Sandwich Woman’s Club

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