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The question gets asked yet again

Published 9:35am Monday, September 30, 2013

Tom Jacobson, in answer to your phone call Sept. 19 and your letter on the same day, I want to tell you this: I wasn’t offended at all by your letter.

I told you far-right Republicans before that it makes me feel good when you are bashing me because you are leaving President Barack Obama alone. I did ask you if you would attempt to attack my message and not attack the messenger. I have been a Fox News addict since way back when Clinton was president. I watch it for my amusement.

The thing that got me hooked was when Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity were accusing President Bill Clinton of being a murderer. They had so much evidence, so they thought, but it all fizzled out. This was probably the worst kind of bashing that any politician ever received. I can’t think of anything worse.

I also thought it was really something the way the Republicans tried to convince the public that Obama wasn’t an American citizen. They would have had a better chance proving that Jesus Christ was just a myth.

Let me be perfectly clear. There is nothing you can say about me or of me that I can’t handle, and you can tell your buddy, Don, Wayne says hey. I do my best to educate people like you two, but if you don’t have the ability to learn, I can’t help it.

Now would you please answer my question I have asked in my previous letters. What has the Republican Party ever done for the Average Joe or me? If you don’t have an answer, say so. I would have no problem mentioning what the Democratic Party has done for me. It is common knowledge that the unions support the Democratic Party and the firearms companies support the Republican Party. I never could understand why a person who votes Republican would belong to the union. If they had any scruples at all, they would have gone and found a non-union job. After all, there is a minimum wage law now. The Democrats are attempting to raise it $2, but the Republicans are fighting it. Talk about doing something for the Average Joe. I could go on and on.

So, Tom, I hope you were never a union man because it would show what kind of person you are. In closing I would like to suggest that everyone watch “The Ed Show” on MSNBC at 4 p.m. daily. It is quite educational.


Wayne Thorson
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  1. Scott Bute

    Just wondering if any of my Democratic friends out there claim Wayne as their own? Please honestly ask yourselves: Are you really proud and confident at the direction that our country is going right now? Do you feel good about America and its standing in the world? Do you feel good about the future of your children and grandchildren? Do you relish the thought that the I.R.S. is going to be given unlimited powers to implement socialized medicine starting tomorrow? Do you think the N.S.A. should have unlimited powers to spy on your e-mails and telephone conversations? Do you think it was okay that four Americans were killed in Benghazi and our government lied and covered up the truth about why? Do you think it was a good thing that our government changed the definition of marriage? How about the attacks on people of faith who just want to live their beliefs without being coerced and threatened with fines and imprisonment by not following the mandates forced upon them in Obamacare? Do you think its okay for the government to force you to pay for someone’s abortion and contraception against your deeply held religious beliefs? Would you rather have a food stamps president or one who was a job creator? We have 47 million people on food stamps and an economy that is going nowhere. The only jobs that are being created are the part time variety. We have a government who refuses to live under the same laws that it imposes on the citizenry. Is this moral? Wayne always asks what the Republican Party has ever done to make peoples lives better. Give me a Ronald Reagan any day of the week over what we have now. He made people feel great to be Americans!!

  2. Randy Kruckeberg

    I too am tired of “Wayne’s statist’s world” where being left alone to pursue one’s own dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (mine) not wayne’s is impossible by design now, he and others like him feel entitled to control everybody else’s life wayne mind YOUR own business!! Ultimately it’s all about control of the people by managing the message in spite of the facts, removing the power and wealth from the people by “helping them” and transferring it to the government to redistribute as the socialist elite ruling class see’s fit, Stalin would be proud but history teaches us this will not end well.

  3. Gus Broten

    Wayne, what you’ve just said… is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone is now dumber for having reading it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul…