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GOP morphs from Party of Lincoln to party of the Confederacy
Of all the pundits and politicians from whom we've heard during the past 24 months, letter writer Alan Walden came the closest to articulating a reasonable explanation for voting Republican in the 2012 election ("A stranger in his own land," Nov. 9). As an enthusiastic supporter of President Barack Obama, I nonetheless share many of Mr. Walden's concerns about giving to the undeserving and a retaining a healthy distrust of centralized power. I suspect that he and I would be friends were we to meet over dinner. Yet we are political opposites, and I am wondering if Mr. Walden has failed to process the transition of the Republican party from being the party of Lincoln to the party of the Confederacy.
November 11, 2012