So, I was happily minding my own business last night watching baseball (that’s right, I didn’t bother watching the seventh prime-time address of the Obama presidency) when into my email box pops this letter from Nancy (unedited):
PLEASE SIGN A BUDGET WITH THE PRESIDENT. I WATCHED THE SPEECH WITH THE PRESIDENT AND I AGREE WITH HIM. TAXS THE 2% PEOPLE WHO ARE MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES AND MAKE THEM PAY MORE. YOU JUST CAN’T CUT SPENDING WITHOUT MAKING MORE MONEY. POLITICS HAVE TO BE PUT ASIDE. SIGN THE BILL THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS AS IT IS ALOT BETTER THAN THE REPUBLICANS BILL. I HAVE LEARNED 2 THINGS ABOUT MONEY. EITHER SPEND LESS OR MAKE MORE. SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD PLAN. REPUBLICNAS ARE PLAYING A BIG GAME AND NOT REALIZING WHAT THEIR BILL WILL DO FOR THE 98% OF U.S CITIZENS. RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT BUT NOT FOR JUST 6 MONTHS BECAUSE WE WILL BE IN THIS PREDICAMENT AGAIN. STOP THE INSANITY AND SIGN THE PRESIDENTS BILL.
MADE AS HELL AT REPUBLICANS AND I KNOW I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANY OF THEM IN THE ANY TIME SOON.
First, Nancy, BD can’t sign a budget, as much as we’d like to (not that Senate Democrats would ever propose or pass one). Second, given your screed regurgitating leftist propaganda, there’s no way you’d be voting for a Republican anyway. Third – and the all caps is a dead giveaway – you’re obviously part of the generation that got us into this mess in the first place. Yea, I said it. I’m tired of this so-called greatest generation and their baby boomer children talking about what they’re entitled to. They’ve only made a mess of this place for their children and grandchildren.
Shortly after reading Nancy’s letter, I got this missive from Connie:
YOU HAVE JUST GOT TO FIX THIS, IF YOU WERE DEPENDING ON A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK TO KEEP YOU FROM HOMELESSNESS, OR REALLY KNEW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE POOR, YOU WOULD HAVE THE RICH PEOPLE PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE IN TAXES AND NOT TAKING AWAY THE ONLY LIFELINE SOME OF US HAVE LEFT. I REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE ALOT MORE MONEY YOU GOT PUT INTO A HIGHER TAX BRACKET. NOW THE RICH JUST GET RICHER AND THE POOR (PEOPLE LIKE ME , THAT CAN’T WORK ANYMORE) JUST BECOME HOMELESS. IT’S GOTTEN TO THE POINT THAT I CANNOT TAKE ANYMORE! IF I BECOME HOMELESS BECAUSE YOU CAN’T COMPROMISE AND STOP ALL THE CHILDISHNESS, AND STOP MAKING A MOCKARY OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT, WELL I JUST CAN’T GO ON LIVING. I AM TOO OLD TO BE HOMELESS. AND I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT FEELS THIS WAY. I KEEP HOPING AND PRAYING EVERYDAY FOR THINGS TO GET BETTER. I’M ABOUT TO JUST GIVE UP. I CAN’T BELIEVE ANY OF YOU THINK ABOUT ANY OF US WHEN …ALL YOU THINK ABOUT IS YOUR GREEDY SELVES AND SAVING YOUR OWN FAT WALLETS. START WORKING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND STOP EMBARRASSING OUR COUNTRY IN FRONT OF THE REST OF THE WORLD. I AM SO SICK OF YOU DISRESPECTING OUR PRESIDENT, SHAME ON YOU!
Connie at least admits to her being old in her email, unlike Nancy. What I found striking about the email is that it was well after 10 p.m. when I received it, so she must have been writing this from her home computer. How many poor people own computers? Seems that another member of the greatest generation is all about class warfare – the same pap that has been fed to them from the progressive movement for the past nine decades.
For some reason, I think BD is getting Majority Leader Cantor’s love notes from his constituents. But then we got this great missive to Congressman Wolfe from Cynthia in Loudoun County:
The needs of our country should superceede any partisan political stance. I strongly suggest that you and members of your party support the President by raising the debt ceiling. Doing so insures the well being of the United States of America. We cannot just decide not to pay our debts. Many lives are dependent upon your action.
The common lie that Republicans want to create jobs is often stated, but actions of the party haven’t proven so.
The citizens of this country are worse off now than at any other time since the depresssion. This is happening while you and your colleges are sitting in Washington playing partisan politics. I can only hope that God will enlighten the members of the Republican party and that God will teach each of you christian charity and compassion. I am an educator and a loyal citizen of this country who strongly disagree with what your party leaders are saying and causing extreme hardship for all Americans except for the financial elite.
Please stop the bickering and end this false crisis immediately.
Since when do liberal educators invoke God for support? Certainly not in the classroom.
Common in all these letters is the same lie repeated over and over again by the president: that it’s partisanship (ie, blame the GOP) that’s the cause of this nonsense.
The reality is that this president’s budget was rejected by the liberal U.S. Senate 97-0.
Republicans have offered no less than two budgets that have been rejected by the Democrats in the Senate.
Speaker John Boehner was willing to deal with the president over $800 billion in new taxes when the president decided that he’d tack on an additional $400 billion. How can you negotiate with someone who goes UP in price?
At any rate, these letters are so typical of leftist thought and mindless belief in propaganda. Unfortunately, their three votes trump my one.
What’s wrong with America? You just read it. Thanks, greatest generation and public schools!