Here are my two most recent letters to the editor at the local newspaper:
It seems that Republicans had a huge victory in the mid-term elections. It is difficult to fathom why Conservatives in this country continue to support the GOP. For 6 years, the GOP has grid-locked the government with unprecedented obstructionism, including unprecedented use of the filibuster in the Senate and government shut-downs. The GOP has only one agenda – get as much money as possible to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class and poor. The GOP still thinks women should be barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen, they continue to preach the huge hoax known as trickle-down economics (which has never worked and never will), if they could they would get rid of Social Security, Medicare, welfare, unemployment insurance, and any other social program that puts spending power in the hands of the non-wealthy.
The GOP has blocked (or tried to block) immigration reform, student debt relief, equal pay, women’s rights, health care reform, minimum wage increases, gay rights, and just about everything else. The GOP still wants to deregulate corporate greed and make slaves of workers, while causing financial meltdowns and destroying the economy. They want to force everyone into the same religion. At the state level, they have engaged in massive voter suppression of minorities, and disbanded elected local governments in minority areas. The anti-science GOP adjusts the facts to fit ideology instead of the other way around.
And yet, they win elections?? America is dying a slow death from self-inflicted wounds.
Do you miss the economic collapse of 2008? Do you long for the good old days of double-digit unemployment, predatory lending practices and skyrocketing foreclosure rates? Do you wish that the DOW was below 8000 again? Well take heart friend, the Republicans are taking control of Congress, and they can get us back to those good old days in nothing flat! In fact, they have already started deregulating the big banks again by slipping an amendment into the current budget that removes restrictions preventing big banks from practicing high-risk behaviors (like derivatives, etc.), while putting at risk the money entrusted to them by their depositors – one of the exact practices that caused the 2008 collapse in the first place. And guess what? That amendment was actually written by CitiGroup! Way to go GOP!
Nothing good ever comes from a Republican-controlled Congress, but heck, just blame it on the black President and an imaginary massive invasion of illegal immigrants like you always do, and throw in them Gays for good measure. That will fit right into the alternate, anti-reality universe called the “Conserverse.”
But don’t worry about those of us who have escaped our Matrix pods and can see clearly and think for ourselves. Don’t worry about the increasing number of Americans born into such deep pits of poverty that they can never climb out. If any of us protest, we can simply be shot down, unarmed in the streets, by some para-military police force, right?