Letter: The ‘party first’ label can be applied to Democrats
In light of the gathering storm of scandal surrounding the Obama administration, I find Kathryn Thompson’s accusations (May 23 Readers Write) about the GOP’s purported "party-first" mentality and "infiltration by right-wing wing-nuts" particularly laughable.
Perhaps Ms. Thompson and other liberals can explain the "people-first" philosophy of the Obama administration’s abandonment of four Americans at a burning consulate in Benghazi in a vain attempt to retain the "Obama killed al-Qaeda" narrative. How about the IRS’ aggressive pursuit of conservative groups, and the ironically named "Justice" Department’s aggressive inquisition into the phone records of journalists? All these occurrences direct to a single confluence … the securing, by all means necessary—at the expense of American lives and freedom—the reelection of Barack Obama. So who again is following a "party first" philosophy?
If opposition to a scandal-plagued, statist administration led by an erstwhile community organizer bent on socializing the American economy, weakening national sovereignty, bowing to foreign leaders and displaying a craven fealty to all things Islamic earns the "wing nut" label, it’s one that should be worn proudly. If resistance to a usurpation of the medical care industry that results in soaring insurance premiums for degraded, rationed care draws a "you’re a reactionary radical" response, then bring it.
Not all Americans subscribe to the liberal ideology of "Obama-as-God," and evidenced by a recent drop in his job approval numbers, the awakening of Americans to the disaster that is the Obama administration appears to be under way. (The real) God willing, a continued awareness—and ultimate undoing—of that disaster will be the greatest service of all to "We the People."
Gloucester Point, Va.