Letter: Out of touch
Re “Cliches? No Way!” (Monitor letter, Dec. 17):
Boy, this Kool-Aid smells funny. Bill Bunker has done a tremendous job of demonstrating exactly why the Republican Party is done winning elections of consequence (certainly in this state) in its current form.
Every conservative will lecture you about individual choice, but only choices their rigid Christian worldview find palatable. Liberty is a good thing unless you want to marry the person you love, decide to abort a pregnancy, or are young and want to vote. Most everything else is okay, though. They’ll rail on about personal responsibility, but only for poor people, not stakeholders. The fact is, Republicans and their enablers are equally responsible for the bailouts and the subsidies and the nonsensical tax “breaks” to billionaires that contribute just as much to our devastating debt as the food stamps we send out to the dirty, unwashed masses.
Conservatism is an ideology, full stop. Not only that, it’s just as flawed and absurd as progressivism. The fact is that the GOP and its base are indeed out of touch and it’s not just by a little bit. Congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia has a unique opportunity to energize and empower a new generation of New Hampshirites, but she won’t do that by parroting the punch lines of the same tired, landed, bigoted and, most of all, old party officials.