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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:54 PM

Reno letter to the editor: 'Tea party gave nation many blessings'

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Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Now the holiday season approaches, we should pause and give thanks to the tea party for the blessings they have bestowed on our nation.

Thank you for forcing Mitt Romney so far to the wingnut right during the Republican primary that his subsequent back flips and contortions made him appear lacking any core values. Thank you for giving us a collection of candidates who were manifestly unqualified to be in the Senate or House, and converting winnable races into ignominious defeats.

Thank you for imposing on the GOP unyielding opposition to immigration reform, thereby delivering to Democrats a large and growing voter bloc, for denigrating gay and lesbian rights, for ridiculing the value of science and public education and for turning the Republican Party into a club of grumpy old white guys and their lacquered consorts, assuring that most of the college-educated electorate and most under 30 vote blue, and for opposing a woman’s right to control her body and demeaning the concept of equal pay for equal work, giving President Obama his victory margin.

Tea party, you are truly the gift that keeps on giving to establish a long-term Democratic majority in our country. Thank you.

Mark Richter, Reno

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Reply Reno letter to the editor: 'Tea party gave nation many blessings' (Original post)
Newsjock Nov 2012 OP
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #1
Permanut Nov 2012 #2
calimary Nov 2012 #5
Tarheel_Dem Nov 2012 #3
Smithfield Nov 2012 #4
teamster633 Nov 2012 #6
Cha Nov 2012 #8
peacebird Nov 2012 #13
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #16
senseandsensibility Nov 2012 #19
Cha Nov 2012 #7
Hamlette Nov 2012 #9
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #10
CitizenLeft Nov 2012 #14
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struggle4progress Nov 2012 #15
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #17
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #11
Martin Eden Nov 2012 #12
Buns_of_Fire Nov 2012 #18

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:05 AM

1. Yes thank you tea baggers.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:12 AM

2. lacquered consorts..

I'm gonna remember that one.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:03 AM

5. Love it!

I love this line: "...for turning the Republican Party into a club of grumpy old white guys and their lacquered consorts..."

Mark hits another one outta the park. I met him briefly at a state Dem convention here in L.A. We'd been emailing back and forth. He's very bright, very articulate, and extremely dedicated!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:07 AM

3. I never thought I'd utter these words, but I agree, Thank You Teabaggers! Excuse me.......

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:10 AM

4. Let's not be sore winners

Blue is in style, let the strength of your own core values shine, not silly bitter retorts or name calling.

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Response to Smithfield (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:14 AM

6. I don't see anything silly or bitter there.

To paraphrase Truman, 'I tell the truth and they think it's hell'.

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Response to Smithfield (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:55 AM

8. Oh Please. ..the teabaggers definitely need THANKING

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Response to Smithfield (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:33 AM

13. Our core values are shining, and thanking the tea partiers is scarcely bitter retort or name calling

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Response to Smithfield (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:52 AM

16. Let's stop "Playing Nice". It doesn't work with people who hate you.

Kick the fuckers in the teeth when they're down.

Twice.

Just so they know the first kick wasn't accidental.

Playing Nice only emboldens those that hate you as they confuse courtesy for weakness, and hasn't yet worked once in politics.

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Response to Smithfield (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:06 PM

19. As if any teapartiers could understand this well written letter

or appreciate the irony and sarcasm. Yes, let's worry about their little feelings. Sounds like a winning plan. Welcome to DU.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:54 AM

7. Wow.. I was thinking.. "tea party..blessings"!? And, now I see where

this is going ..thanks Newsjock!

Teabaggers come straight from the Kochs, foxscrews, limpbaugh and the hater brigrade!

Great letter, Mark Richter, Reno

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:33 AM

9. well done

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:15 AM

10. A grateful nation also thanks the Teabangers for all their fashion innovations!






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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:47 AM

14. it always amazed me that some of these idiots wore redcoats.

Red uniform = British, you dumbasses. Good grief.

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Response to CitizenLeft (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:48 AM

15. !

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Response to CitizenLeft (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:57 AM

17. Because Teabaggers would have all been Tories.

They are actually against change in any form; they would have all been against Revolution.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:19 AM

11. Mark, you need to be a DUer.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:26 AM

12. Great LTTE, K&R, thanks for posting

I hope a lot of tebaggers see it.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:03 AM

18. Don't forget their many contributions to the English Language!

For this alone, they should be given amesty ametsy amnety whatever.

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