Dear Sen. Stacey Campbell,
We are both bloggers. I read about all the attention your blog is getting when you posted your “thought of the day” that included this: Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory sign ups for “train rides” for Jews in the 40s. http://lastcar.blogspot.com/
I thought as a fellow blogger, I should respond.
First, kudos for realizing that a statement like this would bring lots and lots of talk. I thought I was the queen of the drama department, but it looks like I have been dethroned. You had to know that making a statement like this would get America’s panties in a wad. So well done in getting the response you wanted…and deserved.
Moving on to the actual statement. If Obamacare sign ups are the train rides, what would Medicare be exactly? Both are government healthcare programs. Why is one equated to the Holocaust and the other is fine and dandy? Wait, I can answer that – because people 65 and over vote.
The other thing disturbing about your post is the ability to vote below it. The voting includes “funny”, “interesting” and “cool”. I see you received four votes for “funny”, eight interesting and four douche bags thought it was “cool”. You might want to check with WordPress and see if they could add more accurate voting categories like “horrible” and “disgusting”. When they do, I’ll be voting!
Looks like you learned your lesson as evident by you next “thought for the day” which included this fluffy gem: I like ice cream, mom, apple pie and puppies. This message has been approved by my campaign staff.
We have a lot of things in common – I like ice cream, my mom and puppies as well, however, what I don’t like are politicians that use a stance they don’t agree with fire up unnecessary fear in our citizens. Now I agree that both sides are guilty of this, however, comparing anything to the Holocaust unless it is actual mass genocide is wrong.
My next thought was since we both like ice cream and puppies, it might be a good idea to volunteer to be your Jewish friend so I could help educate you on how wrong you are to compare mandatory healthcare to the Holocaust, but then I stopped and thought about it and decided I’m doing just fine on friends.
In keeping with your “thoughts for the day”, let’s end with my thought for the day. “I would like to return to a time in our nation when both sides could agree to disagree and have faith in our system without all of the nasty jabs and low blows. We all may win some and lose some, but what helps us progress as a nation is our ability to shake hands and at the end of the day.”