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GOP at its best when it divides

GOP at its best when it divides

To the Editor:


Republicans hold that “our vote” is actually their vote, as shown by their continuing effort to disenfranchise as many citizens as possible. They lie freely, when it is so obviously untrue, i.e., “The aim of the bill is to improve our elections,” Rep. Grey Mills, an Iredell County Republican shepherding the measure, told House colleagues last week. “All of it aims to make our processes on Election Day, during early voting, mail-in ballots ... more efficient and to make it more user-friendly.”(

In fact, our elections were and are fine, and the sole reason Republicans have chosen to lie and generate animosity toward the process, and the good citizens who serve in that process, is that they know their policies are losers in every way, except with their big-business, laissez-faire benefactors (paymasters).

One Republican senator, Tommy Tuberville, is single-handedly hamstringing the defense of our country with his block of military promotions, while, having served zero time in any sort of military service, saying “... there’s noboby more military than me,” (The Tommy Tuberville Foundation’s website said its purpose was “to recognize and support organizations and causes that connect with the beliefs and values of the Tuberville family: assisting our military and veterans …” Incidentally, “Through its first five years, the foundation raised $289,599 but spent just $51,658 on charitable causes, tax records showed.”)

In fact, the foundation has spent in the teens of percent of moneys raised for actual charitable purposes. Reminds me so much of a certain ex-president (the least presidential person ever in history, maybe in the whole universe) and his family members, with their self-dealing “charities.”

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Republicans are quick to proclaim that their leader is a victim, following his lead to the letter. Their leader’s principal belief is well known, “... say a thing enough times, and they’ll believe it …” They repeatedly trumpet “freedom” and “patriot,” and it turns my stomach to hear their lies and know that a significant portion of the United States’ population has fallen heavily for the lies, aided by the admitted liars, the Republican re-election campaigners known as Fox News (they sing a different song under oath in a court of law from that of their propaganda broadcasts).

If any of your representatives’ actions (please note what Republicans do, not what they say, for it’s sure to be lies) don’t seem to be in the best interests of America, then please tell them so, and by all means inform yourself and vote for your beliefs. Together we’re strong, divided is what the Republicans want and need the United States to be.

Bil Aylor

Swain County

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