Letter in Kennett Paper, 1/26/17 (not online there)
I’d like to be the first to welcome Mr. Munter (Kennett Paper, 1/19/17) back from that sand pile he’s had his head buried in for the last 8 years.
He wants us to be humble and cooperate with our new Mr. Minority President for the good of the country. Cooperate? Really?
Clearly, he forgets the #BigRepublicanDisasters that Mr Obama inherited 8 years ago from Bush the Lesser. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan based upon lies about WMD. Torture. Guantanamo Gulag. The economy cratering from the #GreatBushRecession, enabled by #RepublicanDeregulation on financial institutions (overturning Glass-Steagall). Unemployment exploding at 700,000 per month. Millions out of work, millions losing their homes. National debt ballooning because of the wars, tax cuts for the rich, costs of the Recession.
He forgets the total lack of cooperation/compromise by #RepublicanObstructionists to solve the #BigRepublicanDisasters that they created.
He forgets that on Inauguration Day, Jan 20, 2009, #RepublicanObstructionists were across town in DC plotting from Day 1 to subvert Mr. Obama’s agenda.
He forgets the massive, unprecedented number of times the #RepublicanObstructionists filibustered bills, refused to confirm judges and executive office appointees. More times than the total for all the other Presidents combined in the 200-year history of the country. He forgets #RepublicanObstructionists refusal to even consider the nomination of Judge Garland to SCOTUS.
He forgets former Republican Congressman Walsh (SC) screaming “You Lie” during Mr. Obama’s speech to Congress. He forgets the Tea Partiers with their obnoxious racist words, images and placards. He forgets the Birther Movement led by our now Mr. Minority President. Blatant racism.
Should we cooperate with Mr. Minority President, the serial sexual predator? Cooperate With Mr. Minority President, the pathological liar (reaffirmed on Day 1 of his term)?
Cooperate with Mr. Minority President, who speaks for the racists, homophobes, Islamophobes, Hispanophobes, white supremacists/nationalists? A very prototypical list of despicable Republican characteristics.
Cooperate with Mr. Minority President and his hateful rhetoric on social media?
Cooperate with Mr. Minority President and his corporate billionaire #SwampCabinet?
Cooperate with a Southern racist AG nominee (Sessions) who will kill Civil Rights and Voting Rights legislation and return us to Jim Crow? Cooperate with Republicans who have spent the last 8 years lying repeatedly about voter fraud, and using that cover to engage in their #RepublicanElectionFraud? (Florida ‘00, Ohio ’04, nationwide ’16)
Cooperate with HHS nominee (insider-trading Price) to gut Medicare, Medicaid and SS?
Cooperate with DoEd nominee (DeVos), who has no experience in education, will destroy public education by corporatization and institute Christian indoctrination?
Cooperate with Global Warming denier, liar, and fossil fuel zealot for State (Tillerson)?
Or the EPA (Pruitt), the anti-regulation zealot who will gut our clean air and water regulations? Welcome back to the future of burning rivers (Cuyahoga), air that’s not fit to breathe, drinking water contaminated like Flint or worse.
Or Interior (Zinke) who will give away our National Parks to the vulture capitalists? Welcome back to the scorched earth everywhere.
Or Energy (Perry)? Perry, a Republican governor who had more D’s than A’s on his college transcript in the meat curriculum, replacing a Nobel Laureate (Chu) and nuclear physicist from MIT (Monitz) under Obama. Onward to irreversible climate change!
Welcome back to continued lies about the Affordable Care Act and #RepublicanDeathPanels. The ACA will be gutted or eliminated, taking away health insurance from 20,000,000 Americans. Estimates are that loss of ACA insurance will lead to 45,000 unnecessary deaths per year. Translate that to PA where there are about 500,000 insured under the ACA, and it is over 1000 deaths of our fellow Pennsylvanians.
If you are a Pennsylvanian and voted for Trump, you have co-signed the death warrant of over 1000 of your fellow Pennsylvanians. Your Representative (Smucker), your Senator (Toomey), and your Mr. Minority President will be the executioners.
Welcome to the first act of “Blood on Their Hands: #RepublicanDeathPanels, #RepublicanDirtyAirDirtyWater” by Despicable Don and the Deplorables, produced and directed by the Disgusting Congressional Republicans.
Will I cooperate with these serial liars, hypocrites, fascists, racists, kleptocrats, plutocrats, vulture capitalists, anti-science global warming deniers, anti-abortionists, homophobes, Islamophobes….? Absolutely not. Will I cooperate with plutocratic government of, by, and for the rich? Absolutely not.
I’m with the Resistance.
Dr. B. Gerard Bricks
Kennett Square, PA