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Margaret Tully In Johnson City, Texas by Kevin Tully

Dear Mrs. Stein,

I am a supporter and an admirer of yours.   However, I sincerely believe that you should discontinue your run for President and encourage your followers to put their votes and their energies behind President Barack Obama.   The possible alternative to the reelection of President Obama is chilling and unacceptable.

Mitt Romney has been and is an enabler of everything we as a country abhor.   I don't need polls to tell me that the majority of Americans, Republicans and Democrats, are good people.   I worked as a bartender during this campaign cycle and as such dealt with the public on a pretty intimate basis.   I served racists, bigots, misogynists and homophobes, most my neighbors and friends.   Are they truly racists, bigots, misogynists and homophobes -- no.   They are, mostly, good, scared, unenlightened, propagandized folks.   They are all Republicans.

Mitt Romney represents something new in contemporary politics.   He is a win-at-all-cost ideologue with no ideas.   He is nothing more than a panderer and his pandering has been incredibly destructive to the social fabric of this country.   The comparisons of the Republicans rhetorical tactics to the Nazi propaganda machine have been overblown and improperly used contextually -- however as a bartender, I can tell you without a doubt, there are real similarities.   Having to endure a fresh faced volunteer firefighter, seated next to his beautiful newlywed, sincerely expressing racist opinions of the current President, in apocalyptic terms, calmly and articulately, is frightening.   This kid is not a "racist" he is a victim.   He is a victim of the grotesque lack of goodness and integrity inherent in current Republican ideology and politics.   Mitt Romney is a man without a soul.   He has allowed his followers and keepers to reinforce and enable people like this young man; putting their souls and this country in jeopardy.    Mitt Romney is the leader and standard-bearer of his party.   The responsibility and culpability for this turning lies squarely with him.   How can we, Americans, have as our President someone who stands so absolutely in stark contrast to what we claim to believe in as Americans?

Hurricane Sandy dramatically exposed the vulnerability of "American Man" to Climate change.   It is real and the Republican Party has made it a joke and scarlet letter to hang on those that fear it.   This is the party of Jesus yet they are deniers and swindlers of his father's creation.   Can we, Americans and the planet, honestly risk a Romney Presidency?   Can you?

Corporatocracy, oligarchy, kleptocracy, and plutocracy are labels being thrown about with ever increasing frequency.   Are they applicable to the present condition of things -- yes.   But how will you feel after November the 6 th and you're left only holding these words?

I implore you to give your backing to President Barack Obama.   As a lowly bartender, If President Obama wins, I can guarantee you that you will have a stronger, louder voice than you ever thought possible.

Sincerely and with the greatest respect,

Kevin Tully

P.s. The photo at the top of this article is my daughter -- she matters.

 

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at the least, progressives who live in solid red o... by Rob Kall on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:11:09 AM
I understand and don't really disagree.  Howe... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:21:21 AM
That's what I'll be doing here in Illinois...as I ... by Franklin Donovan on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:42:55 PM
Exactly. That's what I'll be doing in Illinois...a... by Franklin Donovan on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:44:05 PM
 The lesser of two evils just continues to pe... by M. on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:28:46 AM
Respectfully, this just defies reason to me. ... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:10:22 PM
Those who cling to the Democrats are preventing th... by Gustav Wynn on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:52:33 PM
say that I was clinging to the Democrats?A succesf... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:43:35 PM
The Obama administration, like the Bush administra... by Richard Pietrasz on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 7:25:40 PM
Why doesn't Jill put her energies and temporary cl... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 9:27:10 AM
But you can't build and organization with real pow... by Kieran Byrne on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:15:12 PM
Most folks have a tendency to forget about the oth... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:53:01 PM
Ballot Access.  Jill Stein said in an intervi... by Kristine Hoggatt on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:37:10 PM
addressed that subject.  I think it was wrong... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:46:48 PM
is because they are pandering to one extreme or th... by Doc McCoy on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:46:24 AM
I agree with that.They appear to be more intellect... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:03:39 AM
I disagree that the Green Party is extreme and doe... by Philip Pease on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 8:53:22 AM
The mainstream media is going to report only on th... by Doc McCoy on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:06:06 AM
News coverage with integrity is more than just a b... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:16:17 AM
Rob, funding is important to report the news. ... by Doc McCoy on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 6:13:43 PM
click hereI could write a book on similar shenanig... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 11:31:15 AM
and personally speaking, it sounds like "sour grap... by Doc McCoy on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 6:26:46 PM
The unmetionable name you so insolently utter in t... by Michael Rose on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 11:42:21 AM
Propaganda cuts both ways. Democrats and Republica... by Randall Wheeler on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:02:50 PM
Name some legitimate alternatives.... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:12:03 PM
Sorry Mr. Tully, but do you honestly believe that ... by Christopher Little on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:53:56 PM
I guess we'll see.Bush never would have attempted ... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:34:19 PM
That's like saying you should vote for Romney and ... by Gustav Wynn on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 2:02:14 PM
Have an enferiority complex?  Act Strong!Go t... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 2:27:18 PM
and he was talking about his lawsuit blocking NDAA... by Rob Kall on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:26:08 PM
honestly believe that when this election is over s... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 5:10:58 PM
...Judge Forrest whether anyone was being detained... by Gustav Wynn on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:19:20 AM
Gustav this could be the true purpose and power of... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:08:08 AM
are attracting people in droves is if the Green Pa... by Doc McCoy on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:55:06 AM
the moment will be gone.... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:09:24 AM
Like that's going to happen.  C. Little was p... by Kristine Hoggatt on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:39:20 PM
Obama is the killer of seventeen year old girls?Bo... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:02:04 PM
I couldn't disagree with Mr. Tully more. &nbs... by Tom Madison on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:40:56 PM
I admire your being true to your principles.How ma... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 2:30:32 PM
Obama is every bit as bad as W, and yet, to my utt... by Kristine Hoggatt on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 2:56:57 PM
not a wonk.  I keep hearing about Obama being... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:15:08 PM
Oboma inherited the past.  He could not unkil... by Richard Pietrasz on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 7:33:31 PM
you've been doing some reading.So, Obama the guy w... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:06:47 PM
Kristine never gave Bush a pass, her comment is CL... by Gustav Wynn on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:47:13 AM
As a "poet" I abhor war and deathmaking.  I a... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:23:46 AM
Raising a fist for Kristine Hoggatt...Well said!Vo... by abacus on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:54:01 PM
Let's analyze that...so lets's say,for the sake of... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:59:37 PM
How do Afghanis and Pakistanis fare if Obama wins?... by Gustav Wynn on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 1:00:36 AM
That is heartbreaking.  Why won't he be liste... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:31:36 AM
Dear President Obama,I am an admirer of yours. &n... by David McCorquodale on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:18:15 PM
We would probably be stuck with Republican Adminis... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:32:19 PM
and 70's.  You could call Johnson, Nixon, et ... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:39:57 PM
Who's calling names? I stated facts about Obama. ... by David McCorquodale on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 6:00:59 PM
"He's more deceptive in carrying on the Bush forei... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:10:58 PM
The Democrats should have given us something to vo... by Kristine Hoggatt on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:32:06 PM
you check out my comment above.  I am not an ... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:52:10 PM
Murdered at the command of Obama.Without a trial, ... by abacus on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:57:45 PM
Do you honestly believe that he could have done ot... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:08:44 PM
Bush got away without killing Maybe bin Laden. &nb... by Richard Pietrasz on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 7:37:06 PM
What the hell did that mean?... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:14:10 PM
Presumably, by your definition, both Bushes, Hitle... by Richard Pietrasz on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 7:43:23 PM
there won't be nearly as many of them. Cynthia McK... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:24:11 AM
that Hitler and Stalin were sadistic despots, dict... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:57:34 AM
to see if this article gets buried like my last on... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:56:42 PM
I headlined it, in spite of disagreeing with it. I... by Rob Kall on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:45:22 PM
If disagreeing was a critera here I was not aware ... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 5:59:07 PM
to Mr. Tully, a thought has occurred to me while r... by James Hadstate on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 7:23:32 PM
That was interesting.... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:16:04 PM
Read the first two comments here: click here... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 7:31:17 PM
Just got this, Ha, HaI just think it is very telli... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 9:59:50 AM
Way to call the the commenters that disagreed with... by M. on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:27:44 PM
I support Jill Stein because she represents ideas ... by Kevin Tully on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:08:21 PM
A coalition of Democrats and Greens would never wo... by M. on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 5:00:05 PM
coalition would have contain Green, Democrats, etc... by Kevin Tully on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 5:45:42 PM
Yes LBJ was a stinker. However he did a lot of g... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 10:04:54 AM
A vote for mass murder is a vote for mass murder. ... by Richard Pietrasz on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 7:48:21 PM
Who is the "Mass Murderer"?I have never voted to d... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:20:04 PM
that Rob hasn't addressed any of my substantive qu... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:29:42 PM
Dear Kelly,        In actualit... by Tony Cina on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:15:04 AM
I believe the future of this country, and the plan... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 9:08:01 AM
RE: "I am a supporter and an admirer of yours. &nb... by Walter J Smith on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 11:25:55 AM
to my fellow Texan, Molly Ivins: " Next time ... by Kevin Tully on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 11:48:32 AM
I will vote for Jill Stein because she stands for ... by Philip Pease on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 9:58:37 AM
Do you realize that we've had two corporate-owned ... by ProgressiveBum on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:26:03 AM
It's so sad that you have fallen into the propagan... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 12:10:51 PM
My main reason for writing this article is contain... by Kevin Tully on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:16:41 PM