Dear Mr. President,
Last night I watched the third Republican debate… ‘sigh’… it was truly awful. Each one gets more and more difficult to watch and listen to because the candidates are so hateful, vile and absolutely committed to seeing you fail as President.
For those of us that believe in this country and want to see it recover, and see people begin to rebuild their lives, it is sickening to listen to such unashamed hatred, of not only you Mr. President, but the poor, the uninsured, the unemployed, seniors and children. I say this because they would slash programs for all of these groups. Some of them claiming and even promising to do it on ‘day one’ if elected. Appalling!
I’m sure you’ve heard that Michele Bachmann said that you have the lowest approval rating of any President in modern times. Really Michele? So she’s saying that in addition to other things she knows nothing about, that she don’t understand that numbers are sequential… 1,2,3,4, etc… and that your 40% approval rating is in fact, a higher number than Ronald Reagan’s 35%, or G.H.W. Bush’s 29%, or G.W. Bush’s 25%, or Nixon’s 24%? It must be that math thing again… she doesn’t get it.
And then we had the illustrious Rick Santorum, who not only didn’t acknowledge the service of Stephen Hill, or chastise the audience for booing, but when Hill asked the candidates what they would do with troops like him, Santorum went into a rant about sexual activity having no place in the military. Santorum said he would repeal DADT, and that removing it is a dangerous social experiment. What experiment is he talking about? I’m telling you Mr. President these people are scary… crazy, scary.
A few other choice tidbits that made me roll my eyes were: Gary (I promise) Johnson saying that the biggest threat to national security is that the U.S. is bankrupt, and Perry saying that the federal government has not engaged in any border security. So doubling the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents since 2004 is nothing, and the $200 million in federal funds to fill gaps in border security is nothing? It must be that math thing again… you know Mr. President… big scary numbers.
But my favorite head shaking moment came when Gov. Perry, while defending a question about his 2007 attempt to require all girls in Texas to be vaccinated against HPV, he said that if he made a mistake back then he’ll accept responsibility for it, but that he will always err on the side of life… What! Perry, err on the side of life? OMG… how many ways can you spell HYPOCRIT? Perry has more notches on his cowboy belt than any other Governor in history… 235 executions. Executions that he doesn’t lose any sleep over by worrying if any of them were actually innocent, but he will always err on the side of life… Really Gov. Perry?
One of these homophobic, ignorant, no math, murdering, RepubliTHUGS will be running against you in 2012… one crazy, scary group of people…
Your Gadfly Granny