Thursday, December 16, 2010

Grounds for Divorce

Dear Senator McConnell:

I’ve had a somewhat rocky week with my fantasy husband, Lawrence O’Donnell. First, he disappointed me by defending President Obama’s decision to pay your ransom demands. I thought I might be able to excuse this slip even though I could not understand how a professed socialist could possibly endorse the reverse Robin Hood plan but then, last night, he used the words fair enough in the same sentence with your name. If ever there were grounds for divorce--fantasy or real--this surely qualifies.

Other readers might be snickering at me but I’m sure you understand living in a fantasy world. The difference I see between the two of us is that I admit that I entertain fantasies and you don’t. I do it for a laugh, not because I hope to fool anyone into believing that I am married to Lawrence O’Donnell. I do it as a compliment to Mr. O’Donnell, and to make the point that I share (more often than not) his positions and philosophy. And I do it to show that I appreciate his television personality. I make sure everyone knows that I respect the fact that he has a wife and that I have no serious hope or desire to interfere.

You, on the other hand, do not admit that you are living fantasies. I can't speak to your personal relationships and will stick to what I know - your relationship with The American People. You obviously hope to convince us that you are a Christian and a public servant. When it is obvious that a few people do believe those things about you, you do not attempt to clear up the misunderstandings.

I won’t pretend to be an expert and I will not look up appropriate bible verses. That isn’t necessary. Common knowledge and professed beliefs confirm my impression that Christ taught the opposite of what you live. Christians care about everyone, and they take care of those who have the least. They are not selfish, they do not lie, and they do not take what they don't need away from people who need it. They do not believe they deserve everything they want at the expense of others.

Odd, isn’t it, how you, Senator Kyl, and other fantasy Christians have convinced your authoritarian followers to rationalize resenting aid to the needy, and that “tithing” for the common good is an evil thing when it serves people you don't like? Odder still is that you have convinced some needy people to believe you actually care about them while you stab them in the back.

Do you honestly believe Christ would be pleased to know that you guys have insulted the very people you have held for ransom by implying that it is an affront to him for anyone to ask you to refrain from a long celebration of his fake birthday to remain in Washington to do the work you sloughed off the last two years? That’s a rhetorical question. I don’t believe it is possible for you to think anything that irrational. What I do believe is that your twisted principles allow you to take advantage of the pathetic people who will jump on your sick bandwagon and defend themselves against another fantasy war on Christmas.

Shame on you.


p.s. In case it helps, repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, as far as I've heard, mentions nothing about the Senate, and does not mean anyone is obligated to tell.

1 comment:

  1. Your letters are just awesome! But it's a complete waste of time to pretend Mitch McConnell is actually Christian. He's from the Dick Cheney School for the Soulless. The mantle of Christianity he wears has "Made in China" sewn on it and was fashioned in a sweat shop he probably invested in as an off-shore tax shelter so he wouldn't have to see it spent on education and the elderly.

    But don't let that stop you -- keep those letters coming, and keep fighting the good fight!