A couple of nights ago, I brought in the mail and found a letter from Ted Kennedy's office requesting a donation toward securing a Democratic Congress. Now, ordinarily such a letter would bring a Pavlovian response from me and a donation would be on its way by return mail. Not this time, though. Instead, I sent the letter below and the dems can go whistle for their money.
I'm burned out and don't know who to trust. It certainly doesn't seem as if the dems have earned my trust or respect; the reps never had them, and a viable 3rd party doesn't seem to be galloping to the rescue either.
Anyhow, here's the letter. The dems can limp along without my donation for the present.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am thoroughly offended by this request.
Ms. Pelosi very unwisely let it be known as her first act as Speaker of the House that impeachment was ‘off the table’ thereby rendering the Constitution toothless and telling the Bush administration that it had free rein to do whatever it pleased.
Since then, I have repeatedly asked that Congress fulfill its Constitutional duty to impeach first, Dick Cheney and then, George W. Bush. I have been told by my Democratic Senator that to do so would be inconvenient at this time.
Now, to add insult to injury, I received this request for a donation to the party that has abandoned those of us who voted for 1] an exit from Iraq and 2] impeachment of Cheney and Bush. Neither of those issues has been pursued.
I will resume donating money to the Democratic Party when it shows me that it has discontinued its policy of deserting the people who voted it into office.
I will say this much, though:
I did feel completely safe including my name and address in the letter. That's more than I could say if I had sent such a notice to the current Republican party. That's something, anyway.