Democrats need a new spokesperson
To the Editor:
There she goes again. Another week, another cheap shot from liberal columnist Celia Murray. You would think with the Democrats having complete control of our federal government and with socialist nirvana fast underway, Ms. Murray would exhibit some degree of happiness. But her columns are nothing more than mud-slinging bitterness.
Last week was the latest in a string of viciousness that has seen her use the failings of one man, Governor Mark Sanford, to impugn the character of all Republicans and conservatives by playing the hypocrite card. Newsflash for Ms. Murray: we are all sinners, each and every one of us. In Ms. Murray's world, if you have standards and have values and fail, you are a hypocrite. There’s not a preacher in the country who could measure up to such an impossible yardstick.
Would it be better to abandon our principles because some of us fail? Would she rather our politicians espouse the virtues of infidelity and corruption?
All this after a previous column blaming Republicans for the shooting death of the abortion doctor, a classic example of guilt by association. Interesting that Ms. Murray does not blame the black community for the doctors death, as they also overwhelmingly oppose partial-birth abortion. Politically correct bashing I guess.
The coup de grace of hatefulness occurred in her column following the Tea Parties of April 15 where Ms. Murray used a degrading sexual slur to describe the participants. Ms. Murray found it necessary to demean the hundreds of good people of Madison, participants of all walks of life, of all ages, races and political affiliations, as just a bunch of sexual deviants. How nice.
All you Moms and Dads out there that came that day, the Grandparents, the teenagers, the children, please know what your local Democratic Party thinks of you. Children, for God's sake! If I were the chairman of a political party where my spokesperson used such vile language to describe hundreds of people of Madison, I'd have a new spokesperson in a hurry. Likewise if I were the editor of a newspaper.
You would think with Democrats controlling The White House and Congress, rather than smear and degrade Republicans in her column, our Ms. Murray would be giving us the great news of all the positive changes to our lives the Democrats have brought.
She could tell us about how great the stimulus package is working, how our budget is now balanced and the national debt is dwindling away, the millions of jobs being created, how the stock market is through the roof, the housing market is exploding, how the whole world loves us now and peace is breaking out in North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran and Honduras.
That I would like to hear.
Chairman, Morgan County Republican Party