EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 11, 2012

Letter: Republicans have lost touch with middle class


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — To the editor:

When I read your headline “Some say entitlements led to Obama, Warren victories,” (Nov. 7) my first thought was Fox News bought The Eagle-Tribune. Some people say eating broken glass is good for you, but I don’t believe that either.

The vote, especially in the Merrimack Valley, was not that close by any means. The only real close national election contest was between John Tierney and Richard Tisei. Tisei ads calling Congressman Tierney a liar over his in-laws’ gambling operations in the Caribbean were bogus. The $1 million-plus donations from groups like the Republican Young Guns and Karl Rove’s American Crossroads were the only reason it was tight.

The people I grew up with are all hard working folks. We all still live around this area for the most part and are getting close to retirement. We are not looking for hand-outs; we will take our Social Security to which we are entitled.

When you are the middle class, you vote your country’s best interest, which was in this instance, the Democratic ticket. The Republican Party does not know who we are, hence the election results.

Robert Burdin

Methuen