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You can call me ‘disgusted citizen’

Posted: September 22, 2009 10:40 p.m.
Updated: September 23, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Thank you, Editor, for disputing Matt Diederich’s Sept. 13 Letter to the Editor (“Sulpizio a ‘rabid Democrat’”) and verifying my facts regarding “Dean on authoritarians” (Aug. 29).

In his letter, Diederich called me a “rabid Democrat.” I prefer “passionate Democrat” but I’ll take “rabid Democrat,” or better, “disgusted citizen,” since all Americans can be angry about the last eight years under the Bush administration. Readers might want a bucket handy in case you lose your lunch. Reflecting on this in one sitting could make one sick.

Start the list with torture at Guantanamo, ignoring the CIA’s and FBI’s credible intelligence warning of terrorism which likely could have prevented 9/11, lack of FDIC oversight bringing the banking industry to the verge of collapse, firing U.S. attorneys for political reasons, running up a record deficit of $482 billion, authorizing warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, botched Hurricane Katrina relief, poor SEC oversight allowing Madoff to rob many Americans and failure to supervise the mortgage industry resulting in the highest foreclosure rate ever.

There’s more. The BBC exposed a plot preceding the 2004 election instigated by Karl Rove’s assistant, Eastern Arkansas U.S. Attorney Timothy Griffin, to wipe out the voting rights of homeless men and women and black soldiers, totaling 70,000 citizens. Targeting voters because of race is a felony violation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

When the Washington Post published Joseph Wilson’s article exposing Bush’s lies about phony intelligence to justify the Iraq War, the Bush administration outed his wife, CIA undercover officer Valerie Plume, in retaliation. When we invaded Iraq there were no weapons of mass destruction. And don’t forget, Bush never smoked Bin Laden out of his cave.

The list goes on, but the “Letters” word limit prevents me from continuing.

When the majority of the U.S. electorate voted in Barack Obama, their message was, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”


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