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GOP: ‘the stupid party’

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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Ever since the stunning GOP defeat last November, the media has been full of inflammatory, stupid, right-wing Republican rhetoric.

The recent Senate hearing was full of GOP attacks on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The worst one came from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who said she “would have been fired” if he were president.

My real concern is with what House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said: “Obama is out to annihilate the Republican Party.” A ridiculous charge! While President Obama and friends were enjoying their first inaugural ball on Jan. 20, 2009, a gang of 15 key GOP leaders held a secret dinner just a few blocks away. The purpose was to map out a strategy to annihilate the Obama presidency. For four years they have tried to implement this plan. But thanks to our free press and sharp voter groups, they failed.

Folks, if the GOP expects to win the White House in 2016, it will need to do an about face and return the party to moderate leaders. Proof of my views comes from Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who said the GOP must “stop being the stupid party” and might need to change everything because it is turning swing voters away. Even Joe Scarborough, the host of “Morning Joe,” agreed with Gov. Jindal.

Anthony G. Pilla
Forest Hills

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