12:45 PM EST, November 12, 2012
Letter writer Alan Walden is right ("A stranger in his own land," Nov. 9). He is a stranger in his own land. Mr. Walden is having difficulty adjusting to a world where us white guys no longer rule. He and his Republican Party continue to try and put a round peg is a square hole. The country has changed before his very eyes, and there is no going back. Apparently, he has trouble accepting that.
Mr. Walden wonders where the unity went. I wonder if that unity ever existed. The "Balkanized groups" that Mr. Walden refers to have been suppressed and discriminated against for many years. Now, they are feeling their oats, and they don't subscribe to the beliefs of the Republicans. Can the Republicans adjust to the changes in the electorate?
The challenge for Mr. Walden and his party will be to figure out a way to accept the new political landscape. Here's hoping that Mr. Walden will learn to adapt so that he can get a good night's sleep.
Braxton Andrews, Towson
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