To the editor:
This has been a cold winter and, like most people, I’ve been a little short of cash. Not great times.
Imagine the uplift I got from reading Rep. Anthony Brown’s remarks that Lawrence and KU were “too liberal” and “not very well-respected.” I laughed until I had tears in my eyes.
Mr. Brown, Timothy McVeigh was not a liberal. He was a badly educated, anti-government ultraconservative who could have become an executive at Koch Industries if he’d just kept those nasty killer impulses under control.
Scott Roeder was not a liberal. He was a badly educated ultraconservative religious bigot who attempted to use the Christian faith to forge a social “purity” of the type espoused by many of the tea party folks.
Eric Rudolph was not a liberal. He was a badly educated ultraconservative “Christian Identity” nut who despised gays and who also wrapped his dynamite with sacks of nails to form killer shrapnel in case anybody survived the initial blasts.
What all three have in common is that, with their personal “philosophies,” they would have been welcomed with open arms into the current ultraconservative Kansas Republican Party prior to their public little missteps.
Thank you for brightening my day.