This letter is in response to Barbara White of Westmoreland City ("Conservatives Have Had It With Being Labeled as Bigots," Oct. 11). I guess I will have to say, "How does it feel?" I am not minimizing your situation. It certainly isn't fair being called a bigot if you disagree with the president. But, as they say, the shoe is on the other foot now.
Anyone who disagreed with anything the Bush administration said was a traitor, a Benedict Arnold, if you will. It was simply un-American to disagree with any of the administration's policies, and we (progressives) were reminded every minute of every day to either accept it or move to another country. It was constantly "you are either with us or you are against us." And, of course, every word you muttered against the war was "hating the troops."
This sentiment is nothing new, Ms. White. I guess it has all boiled down to the new politics of this country. A big old game of "Nanna-Nanna-Boo-Boo." At least that's what it feels like!