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My First ‘Hate Mail’ – I Feel So Honored

So I have just recently received my first bit of ‘hate mail’. Not exactly hate mail, but more like ignorant ranting mail. Either way, I am honored to have posted something which irritated someone so much that they were moved to write an e-mail to tell me about it. heh

So here’s “Independent” “Paul Be” from norethug08 at yahoo dot com. (Quite the “Independent” e-mail address, eh?):

So let me see if I have this right. Over the last 8 years, we have added 5 trillion dollars to the national debt. We created 3 million jobs, as opposed to 21 million the previous 8.

The national debt was reduced 4 of the 8 years of the Bush Administration. This despite inheriting a recession from the Clinton Administration, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, fighting in 2 war efforts and the Hurricane Katrina situation. I’d say that is pretty damn impressive. Especially considering the average debt was not too far off from the average debt during the Clinton Administration.

You are about to lose your job, and yet, you are focused on why people are attacking rush el lardo??

Um, no. People are losing their jobs, the economy is getting worse and the first thing that our new President did once in office was attack Rush Limbaugh, a private citizen and talk radio host. One would think that the President and his Administration had much better things to worry about than attacking a private citizen. But apparently not. One would also think that the President and his Administration had much more class and dignity and respect for the Office of the Presidency than to use their power to attack a private citizen. But apparently not.

Do you really listen to Rush?

I’ve been listening to him almost every day since September of 2001. I also have subscriptions to his website and The Limbaugh Letter. So, yes, I really do listen to Rush Limbaugh. Do *you*? From the sounds of it, you don’t at all, but simply know the talking points about him from the Left-wing outlets who smear him.

How can a conservative, especially a christian endorse him? Do you dismiss the hateful things he says about women, minorities, etc.?

Uh, what hateful things about women and minorities would those be, genius? Care to provide examples? I know of none. And if he were saying hateful things about minorities and women, I would think that his program guy Mr Snerdly would say something, since is Black. And Dawn, another show employee, would probably say something as well. Or they would both leave his show if he were hateful. But, they remain. So provide some examples or shut the fuck up.

The guy even went after Michael J. Fox. I guess that’s ok, cuz he’s a conservative.

Um, no, he did not, dumbass. Michael J. Fox was lying about stem cell research and using his illness to promote bad policy and lie to the American public about it in order to convince them to vote a certain way on bad policy. Rush Limbaugh called him out on his lies and deception. The fact that you don’t know this shows your utter ignorance.

As for your love of Reagn, a little news flash. He raised taxes and grew the government, BIG TIME. I happen to think he was a terrific president and great leader, but those are the facts.

He cut the federal tax rate from 70% to 28% in order to stimulate investing and job growth. This worked for JFK, worked for Reagan and worked for the Bush 43 Adminisration as well. Despite these facts, the Obama Administration flat out refuses to do this and, in fact, has decided to do the complete opposite in raising the tax rates.

You mentioned you are about to run out of money, cuz you lost your job. A few questions. Conservatives have been bashing the supposed reckless people who bought homes they could not afford. How come you don’t have enough savings to make it longer than to the end of May? Are you going to collect unemployment? Are going to use a free clinic if you can’t afford COBRA? Well according to conservatives, you don’t deserve that. You were reckless… Seems like a double standard to me.

(1) I don’t have enough savings, because I didn’t save enough money the last 5+ years of owning my home. (2) Yes, I am collecting unemployment. (3) I chose not to have COBRA, because I haven’t needed to go to a doctor or hospital in over 15 years. I take care of myself and don’t get sick. So I am *choosing* to not have health insurance. Something the Left and Democrats tell me that I should not have the freedom to do. That’s why they want to push National Healthcare and force everyone to pay for health insurance they don’t want or need.

Explain to me which conservatives are against unemployment and free health clinics, because I have never heard anyone express that before ever. Seems to me you have no idea what is conservatism and no idea what conservatives are for/against.

The fact is that I was not ‘reckless’. I made sure to get a 30-year fixed loan for my home and I have paid my mortgage without issue every month since I have moved in back in 2003. After getting laid off, however, I calculated that I could survive for 7 months on unemployment. After determining that, I did not go whining to the government for a bailout or go bitching to my lender and tell them that I am not going to pay my mortgage, nor did I go to Obama’s radical thug buddies at A.C.O.R.N. to have them help me bully people in order to stay in a home that I can no longer afford. I did the responsible thing and started looking at my options for selling the house, as anyone else should do. That is a bedrock conservative principle: personal responsibility. No double standard at all. I take responsibility for any mistakes I make in life and then work to fix them myself, without blaming anyone else or asking the government (American taxpayers) to bail me out or fix my problems.

As for you being called out as a racist, I don’t know if that’s true. It was curious though, that your post on black five media ended with, well at least he is black… Would you have ever said that about bush?

Why would I say President Bush is Black when he clearly is not? And I don’t know which comment of mine at Blackfive you are so riled up about, but if you are that ignorant to not know about the “My President is Black” movement of the Obama supporters, then you obviously missed my sarcasm. You obviously also missed Uber Pig’s admission on Blackfive that he voted for Obama based on his Blackness. My sarcastic statement that ‘we can not worry about any of the problems in America, because at least our President is Black and that makes it all better’ was making fun of Obama supporters who supported Obama solely because he is Black. And stated that we can now be proud of our country because “My President is Black”. If you truly are that clueless that you don’t know about this, then I’m not surprised that my sarcasm went right over your empty head.

I will say as an independent that the right’s rhetoric is appalling.

Heh, the Right’s rhetoric is appalling. Ah yes. Apparently you had no problem with the rhetoric of the Left of the past 8 years, but now the Right saying they don’t want the socialist policies of Obama and his merry Marxists, that’s appalling. Whatever, buddy.

I was on the fence between Obama and McCain. The Palin pick was a deal killer for me.

So let’s see. There was a choice between a socialist/communist/Marxist racist with no executive experience, no achievements or successes in his entire political life except giving speeches and co-writing a book with a domestic terrorist and whose entire political career was forged with the likes of communists, socialists, Marxists, racists, corrupt pols and domestic terrorists who all hate America and were anti-capitalism. And his VP who is an idiot and who also has no achievements in his entire political career. Compare that to a left-leaning Republican who brought on a running mate who had more executive experience and accomplishments than Obama, Biden and McCain combined, not to mention experience and accomplishments with the energy industry. And yet, the deal killer for you was not Obama’s horrible background and lack of experience, nor Biden’s horrible lack of experience and accomplishment, nor McCain’s policies being basically socialist-lite, but rather the one politician among the two tickets who was most qualified of the 4 to actually govern? Brilliant logic there, genius.

The BS since then is incredible. The right has become about the party of Jesus and Pro-Life. The stock answer is lower taxes. It lacks any intellectual arguments. So keep up your hateful rantings…

The Right has become the Party of Jesus and Pro-Life. Uh, sure thing, bub. And yes, lowering capital gains taxes and lowering corporate tax rates in order to encourage people to invest and businesses to invest and grow and hire people is a pretty much common sense stock answer and a proven successful solution time and time again. No intellectual arguments, eh? You apparently don’t spend much time actually listening to the arguments of conservatives then, because we are the only ones presenting intellectual arguments for successfully fixing the economy. Hateful rantings, that’s a laugh. Take care, Mr. ‘Independent’.

March 9, 2009 , 10:46AM - Posted by | Barack Obama, Conservatism, Debating an Obama-Lover, Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh, Socialism, Tax Cuts

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