This is in response to last week’s “Pathetic protest” letter by David Lewis.(Click here to read the letter.) It seems that Mr. Lewis suffers from the very thing about which he writes, accusing “right-wingers” of having short memories.
He blames the problems of both our country and state on the Republican Party. First he blames the Bush administration for all the problems of our country. It would be hard to argue against that. But then, at then end of his letter, he incredulously tries to blame the problems of the “Great” state of California on the Republican Party as well. Now, I have heard some crazy statements before, but to refer to California as a “Republican-run state” is about as laughable as it can get.
Does Mr. Lewis honestly believe that California is controlled by the Republican Party? Does he realize that the legislature is comprised of two Democrats for every one Republican? Has Mr. Lewis ever heard the name Gray Davis? In case he forgot, Mr. Davis is the Democrat who was in charge of things when this gigantic mess started at the state level. Just as Bush was in charge when the country started getting flushed down the proverbial toilet.
Mr. Lewis’ letter also criticizes the tea parties that took place downtown. He starts his letter with the exact words “My suspicion is.” Then he “wonders what the protesters are angry about.” If he was so concerned with what the protests were about, maybe he should have gone to find out instead of speculating.
Lastly, how much more hypocritical can you get – an admitted Democrat telling a group of people to stop protesting the president? That is just downright comical, considering what your liberal friends have spent the last eight years doing. If Mr. Lewis truly wanted the people to “start coming together,” maybe he wouldn’t be so divisive himself.
Mike Kruppa, Brentwood