Letter: White-collar rednecks
Well, I guess it’s now official: I’ve been pronounced a “dependent” by King John H. Sununu. Yes, I’m pushing 70 and drawing Social Security; yes, I’m a disabled veteran and drawing military retirement pay for my 24-plus years of active duty service and VA benefits for service-connected disabilities, so I fit Sununu’s dependent profile.
How many years did he spend in the military? How much is he drawing in Social Security?
Yes, I voted for President Obama, because I didn’t feel we needed another wealthy bigot in the White House.
Ben Leubsdorf’s front-page article in the Dec. 5 Monitor (“Sununu: Dependents elected Dems”) sounds like the minutes of a local Klan meeting, with Grand Knight Sununu presiding. Of course the Republicans lost the election. They managed to alienate practically every minority in the country except the Rich White Guys, who were the major source of their funding. They also lost large voting blocks in the female, gay and Hispanic groups.
As long as the Republican Party in New Hampshire is fronted by white-collar rednecks like Sununu, Craig Benson and smaller bottom-feeders like Frank Guinta, Bill O’Brien and their Tea Party toadies, they’ll never be representative of New Hampshire’s population. I respectfully suggest they fold up their sheets and pointed hoods, and move south, far south.