25.10.04

dear fuckheads

an example of what i've been doing around here, this is a response i wrote today when the wisconsin state journal endorsed bush (and yes, i resisted starting it with dear fuckheads).

October 25th, 2004

Dear WSJ Editorial Board,

The endorsement of the Wisconsin State Journal editorial board of George W. Bush as President of the United States is a gross disservice to this state and its electorate.

On behalf of a paper that claims to be a responsible news organization, you offer your readers nothing better than a rehash of the same old character comparisons of two men. Shame on the editorial board for deigning to unoriginal rhetoric instead of providing Wisconsin voters with substantive reflection.

Ask any organization like ours that has been engaging directly with voters for the past several months and you will find that, overwhelmingly, the people of Wisconsin, especially young voters, are deeply dissatisfied.

The WSJ editorial board fails to consider the real and immediate issues that Wisconsin voters will weigh before voting. You are right in saying that Bush "offers clarity in intent," except that the intent of the Republicans speaks for itself.

The Republican regime has deliberately steered us away from more affordable healthcare, security and quality employment. Young people continue to bear the brunt of their regressive policies. Thirty percent of young adults are uninsured for healthcare - the largest percentage of uninsured across any age group. Unemployment rates of young adults are twice as high as those of older adults. Eighty three percent of enlisted personnel (most involved in combat) are 35 or younger, and yet, were there ever really weapons of mass destruction to unearth?

Thank you, WSJ editorial board, for your shallow take on the most important election of our generation. Young voters are savvy consumers of media and political information, and so we reject it, wholesale. We will shop instead for a more enlightened analysis, one that contemplates the leadership Wisconsinites want.

Adam Klaus
Wisconsin State Director, Young Voter Alliance


5 Comments:

Blogger terrette said...

Excellent letter!

It's one thing for a young "consumer of media culture" to be sucked in by the corporate propaganda out of stupidity or sloth; but it is totally unforgivable in the case of journalists whose job it is to inform the public and not pander to corporate chiefs and their political frontmen.

Just want to add my word of support.

6:19 p.m.  
Blogger terrette said...

Since I disabled my profile for the time being, it's only fair that I leave my address:

www.terrette.blogspot.com

Keep up the fight!

Fanni Terrette, Buffalo, NY

6:21 p.m.  
Blogger Milt said...

Dear fuckhead,

It's demo's like you who spout liberalism and socialism as a solution to the republican 'regime'. Go take your SUV through the starbucks drive through again.

Milt

6:27 p.m.  
Blogger terrette said...

Oh, my. Just when I thought I had found a nice blog to exchange my traitorous plans with a like-minded socialist liberal wacko queer-loving abortionist, one of Rush Limbaugh's foot soldiers shows up and starts spouting the "l" word and the "s" word. This is really gonna be a fight. Personally, though, if I have to choose between a society based on reasonable self-protection (as opposed to corporatist warfare dressed up as self-protection) and corporate fascism seasoned with an unhealthy dose of hypocritical pseudo-evangelical discourse, I would choose the former.

OK, enough for now. I have to ride my bike down to the organic food market.

6:34 p.m.  
Blogger pamused said...

woo hoo hoo - i've been told! thanks milt, for spending time on this blog. you're so enlightening.

6:36 p.m.  

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