Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Gop and President Are Leaders in Toxic Politics

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Gop and President Are Leaders in Toxic Politics

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After reading Allegheny County Republican Committee chairman D. Raja's July 14 letter ("Inflammatory Rhetoric Leads to a Toxic Atmosphere"), I can only conclude that he's been unconscious for the past eight (or perhaps 40?) years.

An incident of graffiti at a local congressman's office had Mr. Raja lamenting a "change in the tone" and a "toxic" political atmosphere.

Mr. Raja blames the left for this "change," accusing liberals of "ginning up old-fashioned hatred." It was at this point I realized his letter probably was just a bad joke.

Where were Mr. Raja's lamentations when the man who now occupies the White House mounted an overtly racist and hate-fueled (not to mention false) campaign to question Barack Obama's citizenship?

Where was Mr. …

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