To the editor:
Last week, House Speaker Mike O’Neal forwarded to fellow Republicans an email that refers to President Obama and a Bible verse that says “Let his days be few and brief.” If that same email had been forwarded from a Pakistani exchange student to other Near Eastern exchange students, the FBI would place them at the top of their potential terrorist list.
A few days later, Speaker O’Neal forwarded another email that refers to first lady Michelle Obama as “Mrs. YoMama” and compares a photograph of her to a picture of a Grinch. When do we stop mincing words and accept the fact that our House speaker and the other right-wing politicians reading and passing on this garbage are simply bigots. I can accept the fact that he does not agree with the president’s political views. I cannot accept the low rent, ignorant, bigoted hate talk being promoted by O’Neal and other wing-nut politicians.
Kansas is starting to look like the 1950s Mississippi. We are better than that, and it’s time we elected people who represented real Kansas values. I don’t care if they are Republican or Democrat, but please elect some civilized people.