My sense of the mood of the country reflected in the election is that the Republican cover has been blown. Christians in fact (and not merely in name) DO care about the well-being of people. And most of us are not greedy grabbers of whatever we can get our hands on regardless of the effect on others.

I have been particularly impressed with the disgust manifested by some of my friends from rural areas in New England and upstate NY who have been life long Republicans now fed up with that party and voting Democratic to throw the rascals out.

I suspect that the younger generation (my college students) are waking up to the fact that they are being shafted by the Republican cuts in their tuition assistance, expectation that they will carry heavy loans into their lives managed by greedy and crooked operations set in motion by the Republicans along the lines of the credit card companies that have been pouncing on them.

And will ‘spend-but-not-tax’ be continued into the indefinite future until we have a society divided between multi-millionaires and the rest of us struggling to make ends meet? I doubt it. Let’s up the ‘death’ tax and reclaim what we have earned and what is owed to the rest of us. We have had it with Richard Mellon Scaife running our lives out of those corrupt Republican think tanks that spin us new slogans daily:

He did not EARN all that money — he INHERITED it!

You can fool all of the people some of the time . . . !

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent 718-951-5324 (voice mail only) [blind copies]

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