Editorial: Post-election blaming divisive distortion


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In this season of giving, it’s ironic to hear such bitter words about “takers” in America.

That bleat represents a vitriolic response to President Barack Obama’s re-election by his most strident opponents. The reason for his victory, according to a post-election assessment by Mitt Romney, the defeated Republican candidate, was “extraordinary financial gifts from government” by the president to certain groups of Americans — specifically, young people, Latin-Americans, African-Americans and women. Free stuff. Government checks. Get in line.

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