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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Yeah, that basically covers it.

Recently I ran across this open letter to conservatives and it is, in a word, awesome. Seriously:

Dear Conservative Americans,

The years have not been kind to you. I grew up in a profoundly Republican home, so I can remember when you wore a very different face than the one we see now. You've lost me and you've lost most of America. Because I believe having responsible choices is important to democracy, I'd like to give you some advice and an invitation.

First, the invitation: Come back to us.

Now the advice. You're going to have to come up with a platform that isn't built on a foundation of cowardice: fear of people with colors, religions, cultures and sex lives that differ from your own; fear of reform in banking, health care, energy; fantasy fears of America being transformed into an Islamic nation, into social/commun/fasc-ism, into a disarmed populace put in internment camps; and more. But you have work to do even before you take on that task.

Your party -- the GOP -- and the conservative end of the American political spectrum have become irresponsible and irrational. Worse, it's tolerating, promoting and celebrating prejudice and hatred. Let me provide some examples -- by no means an exhaustive list -- of where the Right as gotten itself stuck in a swamp of hypocrisy, hyperbole, historical inaccuracy and hatred.

If you're going to regain your stature as a party of rational, responsible people, you'll have to start by draining this swamp:


I won't give away the full text, in no small part because it's so extensively linked that it's just amazing, but you should go and read it for yourself. It's like someone tried to sit down and tell Sarah Palin exactly why she shouldn't ever be president.

Enjoy!

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1 Comments:

OpenID sassafrasjunction said...

Thank you for bringing this into my life. You are so good to us.

Saturday, April 17, 2010 2:12:00 PM  

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