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Cathy’s letter

I just received a letter from my representative in the 5th District, Cathy McMorris Rodgers. On the envelope it stated, “The radical left will go absolutely berserk if they read this ….”

The letter starts with her telling me that she loves America and that she is “proud to be an American.” She then says, “President Trump, and those of us conservatives who look through the same lens, see what is right, good, and exceptional about America.”

I wonder what kind of a lens is that? It is certainly not through the lens of the poor, those angered about systemic racism and the treatment of Blacks, Native Americans, LGBTQ and women. I would guess the “lens” she is referring to is that of the white privileged, the wealthy, the “conservatives.”

Cathy continues by calling out Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, AOC and the “radical left” for not realizing “America’s Greatnes.” Perhaps because they are able to see America through a different lens — perhaps even the lens of George Floyd, or the immigrants locked in cages at the border, or someone who is homeless.

Then she says, “Let’s stop trying to tear our nation down and our neighbors apart.” Ironically, that is what she is doing throughout her letter by playing on people’s fears, name calling, and dividing the country into “us” vs “them.” And for what? Political gain. She wants to get re-elected and wants me to help fund her campaign.

Sorry Cathy. I won’t be voting for you.

Diane Belyea

Spokane


 

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