In response to a letter of Aug. 25, 2011, from a pretend candidate to Republican public office headlined “Don’t Blame the Tea-Party,” I regret to inform you that you have been consistently wrong on that score(extremely wrong), terminating with the current shutdown of the federal government and the impending possibility that we become a country of deadbeats. I knew at that time that public events would prove us right if we simply waited for the Tea-Party (like Communism) to implode from the burden of its own imbecility. Our miscalculation was that it would take this long, and risk damaging the whole country in the interim, a very costly form of “I told you so.” Again this proves that there is seldom pleasure to be gained from being right, extremely right.
Imagine our consternation upon being told by a retired U.S. Army general that we, the common folk and taxpayers, were not entitled to the same health care as he was? Obamacare, a form of publicly regulated health insurance (Obamacare) was called socialism, when we all knew that these military families and politicians benefitted from publicly paid health care via the VA or other systems. Why would these beneficiaries of our largesse deny us an equally fair opportunity?
The obvious wrongdoers in the current hostage-taking government shutdown episode are the Tea-partiers masquerading as Republicans. Hopefully the real Republican party will wake up and rid their ranks of these radical trouble makers before a real catastrophe occurs. The 2014 Republican party would gain a lot of respect from abandoning this effort to re-enact the Goldwater/Gingrich/ Conservative debacle of the past and return to their middle-of-the-road moderate roots.
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