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Had it with hypocrisy

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Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, 8:50 p.m.
 

Had it with hypocrisy

Thank you for publishing Joseph Sabino Mistick's column “What's next for Republicans?” (Nov. 11 and TribLIVE.com). I enjoy reading his contributions because they are so entertaining.

After all, he is speaking for Western Pennsylvania liberals in a conservative newspaper. Sometimes, I am dumbstruck that people actually believe the things he says.

It is true that the Republicans are in big trouble. If they do not make some serious changes, there will be no more Republican Party.

Just as the Democrats cannot conceive of such abstract concepts as the consequences of abysmal debt, the Republicans are blind to their own impending destiny.

What made me write this letter, though, is Mistick's use of the word “intolerance.” What I am becoming intolerant of is the hypocrisy.

Democrats are as intolerant of Republicans as Republicans are of Democrats. It is difficult to think differently about “them” when the government and the media promote such bitter feelings among people. Readers should consider political divisions within their own families.

If those in office really cared about shared virtues and all the cherished principles on which our country was founded, we the people would be happier, living self-fulfilled lives unfettered by outside influences.

Celia McCoy

New Stanton

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