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The GOP’s hatred II

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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

It is unfortunate that the Republicans in Congress are such an incompetent, self-centered and disingenuous group. These self-proclaimed fiscal conservatives do not hesitate to spend millions of dollars on senseless votes to defund Obamacare 42 times rather than tackle the issues that truly affect their constituents.

This holier-than-thou crowd, which defends the unborn with such zealousness, does not give a hoot about the children who are already here. These so-called “leaders” who have access to top-notch medical care and who have never experienced economic frailty or hunger can easily thrust aside the concept of “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

This should be a wakeup call to all who sit by the sidelines … we must learn from history, and not relive Martin Niem…ller’s message of decades ago:

First, they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

Ted Cruz and the Tea Party clan hate Obama more than they love this country, and as a result, they are willing to do anything, regardless of the harm it might cause, in order for the president’s efforts to fail. They are willing to shut down the government, allow the country to default on its obligations, eliminate the Affordable Care Act and cut food stamps, as well as derail gun control efforts and immigration reform. When is outrage going to set in?

Maria Collier
Jamaica Estates

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