Dear Sir or Madam,
Never in my 70 years have I been as disgusted with the Republican Party as I am today. You have taken politics to an all time low, completely disregarding the will of the people and the best interests of the nation. Your only goal seems to be to take over the nation and hand the reins of power to a cruel and evil dictator.
Note that your party is in the minority, both in Congress and in the nation, yet rather than trying to develop policies that would help people and thereby attract new members, you push people away with your hateful, guttersnipe rhetoric. One example, Margie Greene, the QAnon conspiracy theorist who sits in the House of Representatives. Just since returning from her Twitter ban, she has said that she will personally spend money to ensure that every one of the 19 senators who voted for the infrastructure bill will face a primary candidate next year. Why? Only because they worked across the aisle in an attempt to do their jobs. And then, she claimed that she is drawing up impeachment papers against President Biden … no reason given.
And speaking of the infrastructure bill, there’s Ron Johnson who tells us that he hasn’t even read it and doesn’t plan to … he just knows he plans not to vote for it no matter what is or isn’t in it. This is obstructionism to the nth degree.
Politics is a career intended to be peopled by educated people who understand how government works and who are dedicated to the principles enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. Instead, what we get from your side of the aisle is gibberish that makes less sense than a kindergarten child on the playground. Those of us who have even a basic knowledge of the Constitution and understand a bit about how government is supposed to work are appalled by your actions of the last decade or so, and especially the past year.
We elect you to act in our best interests, to put our welfare ahead of your own personal wealth and lust for power, but thus far you have not done that. We elect you, then pay you a fair salary, and in return we expect you to show up for work every day, to read every bill you are asked to consider, to give those bills due consideration, debate them, and then make a decision based on whether this bill will be good for the nation and its people. That’s really all we ask of you! We don’t ask you to flit about the country holding rallies in which to spew a message of hate. We don’t ask you to visit the former guy to help him work up his campaign strategy for the next election that is more than three years away. In fact, that is a conflict of interest and We the People would be well within our rights to call for the resignation of those who have done so. We don’t ask you to tweet condemnation of every single thing the president says or does – that’s not in your job description.
We the People are your employers, not Mitch McConnell, not Kevin McCarthy, and for damn sure not Donald Trump!
In 1854, your party was founded for a very noble purpose: to stop the spread of slavery. Throughout the years, the Republican Party has made some positive contributions to this nation. But today? You contribute only to the angst of the people who need help, who need you to put on your grown-up underwear and step up to the plate, do the right thing. You have an opportunity to make vast improvements in the Republican Party, but instead you are more concerned about increasing your own power and wealthy at the expense of the very people to whom you owe your jobs.
For far too long now, the Republican Party, once known as the Grand Old Party, has been the “party of ‘no’”, the obstructionist party with no relevant goals or policies other than to naysay any legislation that is proposed by the Democratic Party. Well, guess what … at least they have ideas!
It is time for the Republican Party to reassess their values, to step back and ask yourselves exactly what are you contributing besides chaos? With all the challenges that face us today, I would think this would be the time to set partisan politics, greed and arrogance aside and work toward fixing the problems, toward making this a safer, more equal nation. Instead, you are doing the exact opposite.
Think about it.
Jill Dennison, independent voter, taxpayer, citizen