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1 Oprn Letter to Republicans on Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:07 pm

gypsy


Moderator
Dear Republican Voter,

We don’t always see eye to eye. Our ideologies, opinions, and approach to governing may differ, and occasionally our passions get the best of us. But first and foremost, I hope you will agree – we are both Americans, wanting what is best for our country.

It is in this vein that I write you this letter. As a Democrat, and out of respect to you, I want to explain why I’m so emotional this election, feel so passionate about the decision ahead.

Membership within the Republican Party appears to be increasingly exclusive. So before proceeding, let’s talk about you, the intended recipient of this letter…

Although more modern , you are an “Old School” Republican, predating 1980 revisions…

You value freedom and equality, the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You are fiscally conservative. You support limited government, limited taxation, and a balanced budget.
You are not conservative socially. Regardless of opinions and traditions, you recognize supporting small government includes supporting a woman’s right to choose, to make her own healthcare decisions.
You support the separation of church and state. You believe Leviticus should not govern American policy and citizens. Consenting adults should be free to marry who they love, regardless of sexual preference.
You are informed and decent. You believe President Obama is a Christian, born in the United States.
You, my Old School Republican friend, are not so very different from my parents, so please understand – I respect and appreciate your America. Although I am a Democrat, I share a similar dream.

It is because of our shared values that I am reaching out to you, specifically, why I am asking you to put party affiliation aside and hear my concerns with an unfiltered ear…

The 2012 Election is not between Republicans and Democrats. This election is a testament to the character of our nation, the behavior and deeds we choose to electorally reward.

As a liberal, I’m sometimes dramatic and verbose, but I am neither when I say – The Republican Party has been hijacked by extremists, and America is under attack. It is a problem we need to address together, or the problem is going to address us.





Something happened on the road from 1992 to 2012. You are no stranger to the extremists within the Republican Party. Your greatest generals have been plucked away, replaced with preachers hell-bent on dismantling a government we built together.

Republican extremists are not sons of Lincoln or disciples of Teddy. They lack Eisenhower’s pragmatism, Goldwater’s libertarian convictions, and Ronny’s charm. They are the RINO’s on a stampede, rabid on fear sponsored by special interests. Their American ideals are misguided, leading them to believe they are preordained by God and that all citizens are not created equal.

Respectfully, I ask you to consider the following…

In 2009, Barack Obama inherited:

The worst recession since the Great Depression, caused by deregulations in the banking and mortgage industries
A National Debt spiraling out of control, fueled by Republican tax cuts, binge spending, and poorly managed wars.
Despite triggering the crisis and recession, GOP leadership embarked on a “party first, country be damned” strategy throughout Obama’s first term.

Republicans publicly acknowledged wanting to make Barack Obama a one-term President.
In refusing to compromise, they engaged in record-breaking obstructionism: rejecting bills they once sponsored, turning the Senate into minority rule, and blocking job creating efforts that prolonged high unemployment, while conservative Supreme Court Justices sold America to the highest bidder.
Republicans incited unnecessary panic by threatening to default on debt and shut down government, causing S&P to downgrade the US credit rating, which further depressed consumer confidence and impeded economic growth and hiring…
Now, Republicans in power are asking American voters to elect a secretive man on flimsy platform, built on positions that have all changed (abortion, gay rights, healthcare, climate change, immigration, stem cell research, tax policy, etc…), and another candidate with his fingerprints all over the binge spending, financial crisis, and obstructionism.

To solve America’s problems moving forward, Romney and Ryan dismissively propose: supporting more deregulation, making the Bush tax cuts permanent, and increasing defense spending, while picking fights around the globe and dismantling the government we built together.

I understand the lure of being a Republican, wanting a government that is fiscally responsible and accountable to the American citizens. That is why I am asking you to vote Democratic, to re-elect Barack Obama.

Being an Old School Republican, take comfort in the following…

In addition to the stock market rebounding, President Obama has had 30 months of consecutive job growth, adding 4 million jobs to the private sector.
Under President Obama the rates of annual spending, revenue, and budget deficits have all decreased to levels not seen since before Eisenhower.
Despite reports to the contrary, President Obama has cut taxes for middle-class families and small businesses.
Imagine where the United States would be, if Republicans had supported the elected President. If Obama’s foreign policy is any indication, we’d be in much better shape.

If you value the Republican brand, vote Democratic on November 6, 2012. Be escorted to the ballot box with the conviction of Lincoln and the bravery of Eisenhower… Reject extremism and intolerance, a government that intrudes into the lives of citizens and regulates the pursuit of happiness.

Thank you for your Republican pragmatism and consideration.

Your friend,

A Democrat


I received this email..I thought it was good read, and fairly accurate
wish I had written it..

2 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:49 pm

SSC


Admin
That is hilarious, it is a spam e-mail going around

3 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:58 pm

gypsy


Moderator
Prove it! It is a good read//Love it

4 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:08 pm

SSC


Admin
You prove it isn't,I am questioning your post,prove it is valid and not spam

5 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:17 pm

gypsy


Moderator
I don't have to..the proof is what you disapprove ..go on those sites you claim are wrong!!do your on work

6 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:03 pm

SSC


Admin
It isn't that important to me , just another Dem opinion and spam, there are thousands of these out there.I pay no attention to such as this and delete the trash from mail and FB

7 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:15 pm

gypsy


Moderator
yes you always say that..you don't read my post but yet you argue?? usually have no proof of your debate! this is strange,,I will prove my post's.. I read your umm,,well post from fox,and then I really laugh!

8 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:07 pm

SSC


Admin
Glad I have converted you to reading Fox.

9 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:42 pm

gypsy


Moderator
N0_+ never would I watch faux(fox) keep drinking the koolaid!

10 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:53 pm

SSC


Admin
I'm not the one with the drinking problem and koolaid is disgusting and terribly unhealthy don't allow it or alcohol in my house. I believe in thinking and speaking with a clear undistorted head is the best way to face reality.

11 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:04 am

gypsy


Moderator
HAHA really! I think you have a problem//we have seen it for many years.. Bye now!

12 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:45 am

SSC


Admin
You and your bias ideas is a big problem, you teeter on racial tones condemning southern people, you throw the race card out there if anyone disagrees with anything Obama says, you profess to be Christian but continue to put down on anyone who doesn't agree with your mind frame. I am not your scapegoat, you caused these problems between us,I just won't give in to someone like you. I believe in truth and honesty, something you have lacked for years. Stop trying to find blame and woman up and look at yourself. You are interjecting chaos into every post you make lately. Your attitude has become deplorable, just remember those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Out of respect for Tyler and this forum I have kept my tone down, but I am to the point I will no longer be the point of your rants. If you chose to continue your attacks at me then be prepared for a retaliation I really don't think you will want. It is in your hands whether this ends or continues, I have no intention of backing down and as long as you push last word it will go on. Think about it.

13 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:43 am

runawayhorses


Owner
SSC I thank you for respecting this forum and me, but understand I ask that no one tone down there response to anyone they feel is being the point of there rants. This forum is for expressing your opinion and feelings, and if toning it up helps gets your point across more accurately then you have my blessing in doing so. Lord knows I have expressed mine in a very outspoken tone before, and I don't expect anyone to lay down silently to anyone if I don't. This forum can take it, and so can I.

14 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:28 pm

SSC


Admin
Thank you Tyler, it just seems some people don't know when to stop then run tell fabrications on other sites to mutual players. With all due respect to you if the bullshit continues I am going to counter in a way that will not be pretty. Enough is enough. I don't play childish games no time in my life for then. I shoot straight and accurate. I am not on a pity train, not a victim, I love my life, my surroundings and my beliefs. I am who I am and I couldn't be any more happy.

15 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:50 pm

gypsy


Moderator

Thank you Tyler,
I also have put up with abuse and rants,I will not lay down either..I have my beliefs also, and I have no hatred.. we all have the right to what we believe. the post was an email but I can check it, but why should I SSC is the one questioning it.

16 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:59 pm

SSC


Admin
You should check out any post before it is placed on the board. Simple.

17 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:03 pm

runawayhorses


Owner
gypsy wrote:I have my beliefs also, and I have no hatred.. we all have the right to what we believe.
You have shown just as much hate towards republicans as anyone showing it towards democrats. You are not exempt from your hate charges.

18 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:12 pm

gypsy


Moderator
I have shown no hatred against ,Republicans just no trust in their policies..

19 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:15 pm

runawayhorses


Owner
gypsy wrote: I have shown no hatred against ,Republicans just no trust in their policies..
I disagree.

20 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:17 pm

gypsy


Moderator
that is your right,just as it is my right to disagree.

21 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:19 pm

runawayhorses


Owner
gypsy wrote:that is your right,just as it is my right to disagree.
Correct, and I am the Admin of this forum, and that gives me the right to open this forum up to aggressive tones. No one is going to tip-toe around someone.

22 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:24 pm

gypsy


Moderator
exactly and that should extend to us all.

23 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:27 pm

runawayhorses


Owner
It does.

24 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:59 am

gypsy


Moderator
link :: Open Letter to Republicans

I have not found anything that says it is bogus, or spin it seems to be an actual letter written..

http://easyjjgrand3.newsvine.com/_news/2012/09/11/13794087-open-letter-to-republicans-addicting-info

www.addictinginfo.org/2012/09/10/open-letter-to-republicans

There are several links,I put two..

25 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:40 am

SSC


Admin
Keep believing this.

26 Re: Oprn Letter to Republicans Today at 10:44 am

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