Writer labeled Republicans; here’s what liberals are


In his Nov. 24 letter to the editor Martin McCaw drags out his broadest brush, thinks up a cute little acronym, and paints all Republicans as fundamentalist, Ferrari-driving, wine snobs who hate the poor. Why, they might even think asking for ID when you vote is a good idea.

They don’t just hate the poor, they want them to die, and are willing to employ any measure necessary to that end.

Interesting. Let me try my hand. All liberals are race-obsessed, gun-hating, abortion-loving, squeakily politically correct, constantly offended busybodies. They are humorless, wealth-redistributing socialists who never met a tax increase they didn’t adore.

They are anti-choice (with the exception of abortion), anti-free speech, (unless you agree with them) hate the U.S., think bigger government is the answer to every question and are willing to employ any measure necessary to achieve their ends.

In their liberal view, the ends always justify the mean. Why, they might even be willing to have their leaders lie to a nation.

Phil Belcher

Walla Walla


namvet60 1 year, 4 months ago

Well Phil - that about sums it up!


downhillracer 1 year, 4 months ago

In conformance with their peer group, the words are taken out of context and meaning. Opinions formed based on the hysterical insanity blerching forth from the extremism found on the right-wing-talk-radio of today.

The writer of the original commentary never once said "All Republicans".

It was focused on a very specific demographic - which it would appear the author of this missive and his followers are members of, as they took offence so quickly and registered their righteous indignation.

Bottom line, these embarasments want to debate straw men because they’re afraid to debate real issues. They have no winning argument. Ever.


PearlY 1 year, 4 months ago

How comfortable it must be to have perfect confidence in your own perfect knowledge of all things!


namvet60 1 year, 4 months ago

downhillracer - you must have designed your comment after a Piers Morgan segment saturated with cocktails.

Such as: blerching, offence and embarasments? Maybe you should try and peddle the Affordable Care Act for your Mentor in the White house? I'm sure you would have as much luck as they are.


Igor 1 year, 4 months ago

Well told! I had similar thoughts when I read the McCaw letter. At first I wondered whether the author was serious or was just having a little fun trying to bait us Ferrari driving wine aficionados. Since I don’t know him I have no idea. Anyway, his letter was amusing.

Our Country has not been this politically polarized since the Civil War. It’s a shame that the two parties can no longer work together like they use to. As we saw recently when the Senate Democrats eliminated the filibuster, the Democrats in the Senate have absolutely no regard for the rights of the minority.

This is a dangerous state of affairs. Our Constitution was designed to protect the rights of the minority but these days bills are rammed through Congress with midnight votes and only 12 hours notice. It’s no wonder Pelosi said, “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it.”

This is especially distressing since Obama promised that all bills would be posted on the Internet two weeks before they were scheduled for vote. But then it’s hard to think of a promise he has not broken or failed to keep.

The Republicans share some of the blame too for the poison atmosphere too. The Cruz filibuster stunt was ill advised. Why fight a fight you have no chance of winning? That said, the ruling party is going to have to extend the olive branch if the current intransigence is ever going to end because the party that controls the White House almost always has the last say.

If the ruling party would make an attempt to work with the opposition and compromise a bit instead of shutting out the opposition at every turn there might be less rancor and a few things might actually get done. Winner take all strategies are rarely the best course in the long run and “what goes around comes around sooner or later.”

As that great American sage Rodney King once said, “Why can’t we all just get along?”


namvet60 1 year, 4 months ago

How the Dems just keep the hypocrisy flowing with the following:


They just can't keep their stories straight!


Igor 1 year, 4 months ago

Congress is forever passing laws and then exempting themselves from those laws. It's not that we're not all equal. It's just that some of us are more equal than others.


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