Letter: Mixed messages from Senate candidate
On Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, Jamie Radtke, past chairwoman of the Federation of Virginia Tea Party Patriots—who is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate—spoke at the Lighthouse Worship Center to members of the local Patriot group. Radtke said she is a strong supporter of the Constitution and bad mouthed Democrats and Republicans alike for passing Medicare Part D and said we don’t want to become like socialist Europe.
Questioned about Social Security, Medicare "A" and "B" and other unconstitutional entitlement programs, she said she would continue to fund them. All right … mark me down as confused! Medicare "D" is bad, but "A" and "B" are good? European socialism is bad, but Social Security (European socialism lite) is acceptable? Radtke says she supports the Constitution, is willing to swear an oath to uphold it, but is more than willing to fund unconstitutional entitlement programs—all in the same breath. Makes one wonder how seriously she takes other oaths—marriage vows for example—but I digress.
Beam Me Up, Dear Leader. The only thing worse than Radtke’s doublespeak is George Allen, who doesn’t even bother to sound conservative. And I’m Taxed Enough Already; not only my wallet, but my logic circuits.