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Certainly not all Republicans are lunatics. However, by remaining silent, these individuals embolden the lunatics in their party.

At a fundraiser for the Alabama Federation of Republican Women, the crowd cheered as U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) noted that Alabama had the lowest-in-the-nation covid vaccination rate. Greene suggested that people take up arms against volunteers who go door to door urging people to be vaccinated. Applause and laughter. Alabama is experiencing its sharpest increase in novel coronavirus-related cases since January.

Peter Freeman, a Republican National Committee official from Florida, referred to the COVID-19 vaccine as “the mark of the beast,” the mark representing allegiance to Satan. He attacked Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as “diabolical” for promoting vaccines. The first week of August, almost 20 percent of the nation’s new coronavirus cases (the real beast) were in Florida.

In North Carolina, where coronavirus cases among children are on the rise, Republican U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn stated that a county school board policy “mandating our children to wear a mask is nothing short of psychological child abuse, period.”

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation national poll found that nearly 60 percent of Republicans said they are unwilling to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Last November, Donald Trump carried 17 of the 20 states with the lowest vaccination rates.

Speaking to the Second Virginia Convention in 1775, Patrick Henry said: “Give me liberty, or give me death!” Today a majority of Republicans are saying: “Give me liberty, and I will spread death.”

George J. Bryjak

Bloomingdale

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Empathy

It appears that the Republicans in our 21st Congressional District are either lunatics or lunatic enablers, "one who enables another to persist in self-destructive behavior". The self is our public's health and our democracy.

KRobbins

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik is coming under fire for agreeing to hold a rally on Wednesday featuring Scott Presler, who has expressed anti-Muslim views and espoused conspiracy theories casting doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 election.

That’s the lede in a Post Star article today. Conspiracy theorists are the mainstream of the Republican Party now. I feel safe in saying that since Elise Stefanik has always been presented as a moderate. Now, she not only won’t push back on anti-vaxx, stolen election and Muslim/immigrant hatred nonsense, she’s promoting it. Disgusting and insulting to bring this to Northern NY.

hermit thrush

good letter. i am sure republicans don't like this kind of tough, frank talk, but i for one am glad to see efforts to cut through the political correctness and call a spade and spade.

Eagle24

The same silence or laughs when Trump would insult people...it's more about rubbing non-Trumpers regardless of the issue... never seen anything like it... His character caused him re-election...not his policies....

Pat Luppens

"Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican" is the eleventh commandment of the republican religion. It was created by then California Republican Party Chairman Gaylord Parkinson and made popular by Ronald Reagan. (from Wikipedia)

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