It has been quite awhile since I have posted anything I thought worthy of front thread status, yet as I have watched, listened to, and read about McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor (The Three Musketeers as it were) in the last month, my blood and blood pressure has begun to boil. The straw breaking this woman’s back was last night when Senator Scott Brown put up yet another Republican brick wall regarding the extension of Unemployment Compensation Benefits for the, oh gee, go figure, the UNEMPLOYED.
Last I heard, unemployed was defined as those who did not have a job or were unable to find a job.
Will someone, anyone, please explain to me who died and made Senator Brown’s party (the GOP) God (no offense Planet God, in no way am I comparing YOU to them). God forbid, never in a million years. 🙂
So this morning, as I was reading, listening to, and digesting the bill introduced by last night, I became pissed off enough by Senator Brown’s comments to write to and fax him (no less) a letter. In addition, to expressing my opinion to Senator Scott Brown, I copied President Barack Obama and my Senator, Senator Sherrod Brown. This following is what I wrote and sent (only one word is missing I think) and, unbeknownst to me, Governor Ted Strickland (D-Ohio) was also expressing some of my own thoughts at the very same time; however, his insight is what one would deem more candid and less politically correct as it were; see my post in OT.
Here is the letter I wrote and faxed to Senator Scott Brown today. Although I copied/faxed it to President Obama, I would like to send it to him (revised, addressed to him, being respectfully blunt, yet showing support and encouraging him to “man up” (the new catch phrase of the day), and with signatures. I am talking old-fashioned, hard copy, and with real names and signatures.
User names are great to protect oneself from stalkers, but real names, real locations, and real opinions give each and every one of us that much more credibility.
Here is my letter to Scott Brown (Ted Kennedy’s replacement, I might add). I have redacted me personal information (love that word redacted) not wanting to put our Author/Editors on high alert. Those of you who know me, know me. Those of you who don’t, sorry but you must earn my trust. That said, here is my letter to Senator Brown, cc: President Obama and Senator Sherrod Brown:
December 1, 2010
Senator Scott Brown
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4543
Fax: (202) 228-2646
Dear Senator Brown:
Extension of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
I am not one of your constituents so I doubt my letter will mean very much to you. However, I want to take this opportunity to say “Thank you.”
Thank you for signing on to the obstructionist dog and pony show contrived by your Republican colleagues in the Senate. Have you signed the “secret” letter being circulated in the hallways of the Senate Building, akin to passing notes in study hall?
Have you taken the oath Senator Brown? You know sir, the oath to destroy President Obama so he will not be reelected to a second term in 2012 by obstructing anything and everything introduced by the White House and your “friends across the aisle ?”
Senator Brown, the bill you introduced last night has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with compromise and everything to do with holding Mr. Obama and the American people hostage until Senator McConnell’s demands are met. “We’ll compromise, but only if you do it OUR way.” Do any of you have a conscience?
Moreover, it is the firm belief of many Americans that your collective agenda has little or nothing to do with what is or is not good for the people, ALL OF THE PEOPLE, in this country.
I would bet my next three paychecks vendetta the Republican Party has against President Obama has never been about the policies being put forth by the White House, but everything to do with the ethnicity of the family living in the White House. Food for thought Mr. Brown, food for thought.
And…you and your colleagues thought none of us had noticed.
boomer (I truthfully identified myself, not hiding behind my User Name).
Cc: President Barack Obama (202) 456-2461
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) (202) 228-6321
I am open to any and all comments, however I honestly believe this is and/or inclusions is something President Obama needs to see sooner rather than later from those of us who put him where he is. The regular people; those of us not beholden to any one or any corporation. Guess one could call us the $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 contributors and supporters. None of us has an agenda or expect a pay back, we just want him to represent the real people and not be seduced by lobbyists or some of his inner circle advisers. God, I wish he would talk to the “no-agenda-real-people” and not the so-called experts.
PS: The Three Musketeers are assholes, bigoted and racist assholes. God bless the President, but these guys are on a mission. Their mission is to demean, disrespect, and treat President Obama as if he were nothing more than a slave. My deepest apologies President Obama, but it is a fact, plain and simple; a fact. Please do not rely solely on the advice of your inner circle. Sometimes those closest to us are our worst and most dangerous enemies. Sincerely Mr. President, you need to hear the voices of those of us who believed in and elected you to the highest office in the United Sates of America. Please do not let the likes of McConnell, Boehner, Cantor and their gang diminish your authority and your office.