What have the Republicans really done for us?
November 3, 2008
To the Editor:
Oh, Tish, don’t be a hater, girl. I forgive you for being intolerant, and I’ve never found in the Bible where Jesus was a Republican. He acted more like a Democrat … fed the poor, healed the sick, preached love and forgiveness of his fellow man.
What have the Republicans done for you, Tish? Are you a big oil company? Do you make so much money that you are in the top 1 percent and therefore receive the Bush tax breaks? Do you get government subsidies for any elk on your property? (Oh, yes, you do.)
I’m a lowly middle class citizen, Tish, and Republicans haven’t helped me, my family, or my friends in the least. Even the payoffs (refunds) were taxed and put us in a higher tax bracket which made us taxed more. But the Democrats have helped us (and you, if you would just realize it).
Your parents are on Social Security, your relatives are teachers in which unions have helped raise their pay, their benefits, and their work environment. When I was a much younger woman, I needed Food Stamps to supplement the beans and rice I had to eat in Grand County for a winter while I was pregnant. I was very happy it was available for me, and I believe I’ve paid back in taxes way more than I used from then.
Tish, you have no right to dictate what decision God and a woman makes concerning her body anymore than I would have a right to say that you weren’t allowed to have any more children. Unless you walk a mile in that woman’s shoes, you have no right to make decisions for anyone but yourself. You are not God. Oh, and by the way, if you want to watch gory videos, watch the genocide at Darfur or the decimation from all the wars in the world, even the ones which were started from lies by our government. Or if you want to save babies, you and everyone who think like you start adopting crack babies, rape babies, and incest babies. That would prove you really care about those babies. And, how do you feel about the death penalty? Right to life?
Democrats don’t hate religion, and they don’t hate Republicans. They mostly hate intolerance of all kinds. As Mama said, If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.