A letter from Nancy Pelosi

I just received a “Dear Robert Smith” letter from Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Well, actually, it was a form letter—more like a pamphlet with a 2015 PRIORITY ISSUES SURVEY—paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. I’m sure they preferred that it be paid by the U. S. taxpayers, but even the Democrats can’t yet pull that one off.

Nancy says, “This is a challenging time for America, and for our Party.” Yes, Nancy, things are tough all over. Of course, Republicans “pushing a radical Tea Party agenda” are to blame, according to her. Naturally, Nancy and Democrat cohorts “are standing up to their extreme vision for America.” Good for them. I’ve heard that those Tea Party-types can be violent if provoked. Nobody has seen it, but you never know….

And Dems can be of good cheer. Nancy says that the Tea Party agenda is “rejected by a majority of the American people.” And, says she, her Burros intend to “engage” the people to “keep our nation moving forward.” That’s nice. Dems like to keep things moving—to the left.

Goal wise, Nancy and company will hold the line against “unrelenting Republican attacks on the significant achievements” by Prez Obama. Poor Barry. He doesn’t get the respect he thinks he deserves. But, of course, he and congressional Dems work “on behalf of the American people.”

I think the American people generally agree: they’ve been pretty well worked over during the past 7 years. But there’s more to come. Barry says that “The challenges we face are real…But know this America—they will be met.” Sounds like a threat to me—next time we’ll get it good and hard.

Nancy says they’ll “fight for the progressive policies we need”—with my $$ help they can “seize this moment and meet these challenges head on.”

Gee, sorry Nancy, all my extra cash has been seized by the federal government to pay for your progressive policies. But I do have a response to your letter that comes from a Tea Party supporter, talk-show host and author of “Power to the People,” Laura Ingraham in the Introduction to her book. She describes what your progressive policies have done to us:

It’s nighttime in America.

Or at least it feels that way.

Frustration. Anger. Confusion. Those emotions ambush us whenever we stop to consider how estranged we have become from politics and culture. We are like strangers in a foreign land. We feel there is nowhere to turn for help, no safe harbor where our values are protected. We have few leaders willing to represent and fight for those values. We see our country veering so off course in so many areas that we feel powerless to turn it around. It can all seem overwhelming and demoralizing. Kind of like a Nancy Pelosi speech.

   Whether you know it or not, many of the most important decisions in your life are being made for you. They are being made by out-of-touch politicians, agenda-driven educrats, haughty life-tenured judges, and executives in a polluted entertainment industry—all of whom believe they know better than you. Responsibility and accountability are principles that they preach but do not practice. They have their agendas—and when little people get in the way, watch out. They are perpetrating a massive power grab. Watch your wallet. Hide your children. Lock up the livestock. They’re coming for you.

This confusion and fear has resulted from the progressive policies and actions of radical leftists such as Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. It hasn’t come because the majority of Americans support the policies; it’s because too many people believe (or delude themselves to believe) in the false promises, lies, and deceits necessary to sell the bad Marxist ideas and destructive policies of the Democrats.

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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