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TEA PARTY: What we’re terrified by

Letter by Don Wilbur, University Place on Oct. 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm | 164 Comments »
October 7, 2011 1:54 pm

The Democrats’ character assassination has been recently practiced by Leonard Pitts. He states that the tea party has moved from annoying to outright “terrifying” (column, 9-28) and that it is a radical anti-government group.

I’m an 80-year-old tea party person who loves my government and demands fairness from my fellow citizens. The tea party and thinking citizens are terrified by character assassinations by sanctimonious media pundits; President Obama’s frivolous spending creating deficits of trillions leading to near bankruptcy; the Democrats’ war against business with spurious regulations leading to unemployment; secret and costly Obamacare and plans for more expensive liberal programs; Longview longshoremen’s terrorism;Wisconsin’s teachers costly trashing of their capital; open borders enabling illegal drugs, guns and people traffic; control of citizens by dictating light bulb use, etc.; and more taxes and fees.

In introducing President Obama recently, Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa Jr. stated we are at war with S.O.B.s (meaning the tea party). The tea party will continue its peaceful demonstrations with patriot songs and hymns and quietly derail Hoffa’s war in the voting booth.


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