To Rick (Google for more info) Santorum

Dear Lil’ Ricky:

Well, I see I am still on your e-mail list, Ricky. And as long as you are going to continue spewing your nonsense into my inbox, I am going to continue to respond.

Your latest missive is what I have come to expect; a combination of fact-free rhetoric based on RW talking points and a sputtering display of verbal ineptitude.

“The incidents in Cairo and Benghazi are tragic. As we continue to learn more details, we must look to the immediate future and ask ourselves what does America stand for, and how will we stand for it?”

Your piss-poor grammar aside (something we’ve grown used to from Republicans), perhaps you should have cautioned your candidate, Mr. Romney, about the wisdom of learning more details before opening one’s mouth. But that’s all blood under the bridge now, and your chosen standard-bearer is learning that lesson the hard way.

As for what America stands for and how will we stand for it – sorry, but could you get someone with some grasp of the language to explain exactly what that means, and get back to me?

“We must stand strong and make it abundantly clear that if you attack American people or property, you will pay the price. This reality needs to be unequivocal in the minds of potential adversaries and enemies prior to acts of violence.”

How unequivocal was this stance during the Bush/Cheney administration? It would seem they failed to make it abundantly clear that attacking American people or property would be harshly dealt with, prior to the ultimate act of violence on September 11, 2001. After the fact, those who “paid the price” were the people of Iraq – who had nothing to do with that event – along with the troops who were wounded or killed on the basis of WMDs that never existed, and the taxpayers whose money found its way into the pockets of war profiteers like Halliburton, or was simply disappeared into thin air.

Do you remember, even vaguely, Dubya’s “dead or alive” speech re Osama Bin Laden – the one quickly followed by his “I don’t think about him much because he’s not important” remark? I remember it quite vividly.

As much as you might choke on the fact of the matter, Ricky, it was the Obama administration that took out Bin Laden. It was Obama who exacted the price to be paid, something your boys couldn’t accomplish – and, more to the point, showed no interest in accomplishing once their goal of invading Iraq had been realized.

Of course, we are now all abundantly aware of the many, many warnings the Bush administration was given with respect to an imminent attack on US soil – warnings that were ignored. Was this part of that “standing strong” against our enemies strategy, looking the other way while the gathered intelligence was dismissed out-of-hand by a drunken idiot and his war-mongering VP?

But here’s the money shot, Ricky:

“We must show that America will not tolerate an ideology and a threat that oppresses women and minorities, opposes freedom of conscience and religion, and aggressively promotes violent Jihadism to spread its power. “

Not to put too fine a point on it, but just where the fuck do you get off?

It is the ideology of your party that poses the greatest threat when it comes to oppressing women and minorities, along with freedom of conscience and religion.  Are you completely unaware of the fact that the GOP have been seeking to implement laws that prohibit a woman’s right to contraception, or a safe abortion? For millions of women, access to either is not against their religious beliefs, nor their conscience. But it is against yours, and so you seek to oppress the rights of others who do not share your faith or your ideology.

Quite frankly, that sounds rather jihad-esque, don’t you think?

As for the oppression of minorities, you might want to apprise yourself of the efforts of your party to suppress the votes of minorities, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor with voter ID laws meant to curtail illegal voting – which, as statistics have shown, is almost as prevalent as WMDs in Iraq.

“President Obama’s approach of apologizing to our enemies, turning our backs on our allies, and leading from behind weakens America and empowers our enemies.”

I’m going to assume that last bit was meant to be a knee-slapper, Ricky – a joke told by dumbass Republicans who have their heads either up their asses or glued to Fox News, which pretty much amounts to the same thing.

There was no “apology” to our enemies from the President – and you and your cohorts saying it over and over doesn’t make it any truer than all of the other bullshit your fellow Republicans spew on a regular basis.

And if turning our backs on our allies includes insulting them when visiting their countries, again you might want to have a little heart-to-heart with your candidate (you know, the one you’re fawning all over now, the same one you labelled the worst possible candidate for your party just a few months ago – yeah, that one!).

Admittedly, Ricky, it’s been decades since I left the church. So it’s always possible that bearing false witness is now as acceptable among Catholics as it has always been among the Mormon cultists.

“We are committed to ensuring that President Obama is not reelected and that commitment is even stronger following his reaction to these attacks.”

His reaction was that of an empathetic human being, a good citizen, and an exceptional president. As for ensuring he isn’t re-elected – well, sorry, but that boat has sailed.

He WILL be re-elected and, while we’re on that topic, I just want to thank you, your unbelievably inept candidate, and your equally incompetent fellow Republicans for turning what was once a probability into a done deal.

Yours Ever So Gratefully,
Nance Greggs