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Republicans need some compassion

Published 9:30am Monday, March 25, 2013

This is how Republicans can earn back my vote: stop withdrawing support to education, the homeless, the hungry, the sick, job creation bills, teachers, our environment, college students and children, in favor of fighting for more expensive toys for the super-wealthy.

There is no shortage of money, only a shortage of compassion and ethics. No child should be denied food, health care or education because we want to sip expensive wine in our hot tubs. Our desire for comfort and convenience does not justify the suffering of millions of Americans.


David Larson
Albert Lea

  1. Scott Bute

    Could we also include in this so called compassion an end to the Obama ordered drone strikes that are killing innocent men, women, childern, elderly, sick and disabled people? If not for Senator Rand Paul, the “god king” (Obama) would have given himself permission to order drone strikes against American citizens on American soil, in the name of stopping terrorists.

  2. Patrick Cunningham

    “compassionate Republicans” is an oxymoron.

    I never saw the conservatives shedding tears over the thousands of slaughtered peasants slaughtered in Latin America during the 70s and 80s by American backed puppet dictators. But then I guess they were labeled as “communists” and “socialists. And some “innocent” people matter and some don’t depending on their affiliation. Cherry picking compassion is no compassion. Those “empathetic” concerned citizens who dwell on sensational killings from drones in foreign countries, semi-automatic weapons in our schools, or other hyped media stories are being led down a path further and further from rampant unglamorized death and suffering—starvation, disease, and murder disguised as economic human progress.