President Barack Obama was at his finest in his recent State of the Union address. Yet the chairwoman of the Maui County Republican Party called the speech dishonest and said our president is trying to divide us (Letters, Jan. 30). She should reserve that accusation for the leadership of her own party. The entire nation has been watching the sideshow they have been staging in Washington, blocking important legislation, refusing to consider the president's appointees, refusing to come to the table to deliberate on anything, stonewalling in the face of the country's debt crisis, to name a few. It all comes down to two ideas for them - the market will take care of everything and get President Obama.