To the Editor:

“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.” MLK Jr.’s words prompted me to pray for the tea party and Republicans during the recent government shutdown.

The past 18 days of hateful words and acts perpetrated by the Republican House of Congress, disgraceful display of hoisting a Confederate flag and waving it in front of the White House and the “no” votes Oct. 16 of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. John Carter of Texas to reopen the government has hurt our nation and its citizens.

The shutdown forced by the House Republicans affected air travel, international travel, benefit payments, federal courts, mail, national parks, health, food safety, education, food assistance for the most needy, specifically children, taxes, loans, science, Homeland Security, military, veterans services, forced people out of work and or furloughed them throughout America.

The effects of this manipulated crisis to hold President Obama and our country hostage over the Affordable Care Act shall not and will not be forgotten.

The vile rhetoric of Sen. Ted Cruz and all hate mongers hanging their actions on the cross must be challenged and rebuffed.

The impact of the shutdown has created irrefutable damage to families, commerce and our standing throughout the world.

Is this democracy? Is this governing for the people?

Send a strong message to Congress in the upcoming midterm elections of November 2014 and vote everyone who was part of this national debacle out of office.

To quote Charles Frederic Aked, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” What are you going to do?

Patricia Muldrow Roberts

Harker Heights

(12) comments


[sad]what a bunch of liberal garbage this article is total BS and lies the problems n the country are a direct result of obama and the leftist wannabe communist democrats.


No Patricia, what has hurt this country is people like you who support a marxist anti American liar of a president. He is commited to the destruction of this country and is succeeding thanks to useful idiots like you. I spent 27 years in the military defending our constitution and people like you make me feel it was wasted.

Killeen patriot

I do plan to send a strong message to Washington in 2014. I plan to fight as hard as I can to replace Sen. John Cornyn with someone more like Sen. Ted Cruz

Your liberal political view has caused you to by the liberal media bias view that republicans were the cause of the shutdown. NO, NO I SAY.

President Obama and Sen. Reid were the only two people in Washington screaming that they would not compromise in any way. The republicans passed at least 10 bills trying to fund the government and end the shutdown, but Harry Reid absolutely refused to even consider their bills. Actually, he shot down 3 bills before the house even had a chance to vote on them.

So who was responsible? Republicans who tried to compromise and do the will fo the people who elected them? or President Obama and Harry Reid who acted like stubborn mules?

I think the answer is clear to those who have not drank the liberal kool-aid


no responses from the name-calling bomb-thrower who wrote this filth.

I guess my putting the facts in their true light by sticking the despicable behavior of liberals right in your face has shut your mouth.


A Democratic congressman is under fire for a fundraising email that equates the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan. Florida Rep. Alan Grayson’s reelection campaign sent out an email that shows Klan members burning a cross that serves as the ‘T’ in Tea Party, with the caption “Now You Know What the ‘T’ Stands For.”


Patricia Roberts,
Could you please enlighten me on the specific "vile rhetoric" from Sen. Ted Cruz you refer to in your letter.

Here are some of the comments I heard from Sen. Ted Cruz:

"Republicans don't want a government shutdown."
"Harry Reid voted NOT to remove the government shutdown from the table."
"Any Obamacare exemptions should apply to everyone or no one. We should be treating Americans as good as large corporations."
"Americans are losing jobs over Obamacare. De-funding it is about bring the jobs back."
"Most Americans don't care about politicians, they care about their lives, jobs and families."
"I will be donating my pay to charity for each day the government is shutdown."

Now, here are some of the comments I heard from the Democrats:

Republicans have "bombs strapped to their chest."
Ted Cruz is catering to the "Tea Party Terrorists."
Republicans are "holding guns to the heads" of the Democrats.
Republicans are using "Blackmail" and "Extortion."
Republicans are "Waging Jihad against Americans."
Republicans are acting like "Domestic Abusers."

Sorry... I'm going to have to pick the latter as "Vile rhetoric."


I don't think the government shutdown did much of anything, granted some people were furloughed as excess (so why are they working in the first place), I still got my mail, the president cost us more by putting up fences on open air memorials, and there are some people on food programs who shouldn't be and they have no way of checking or don't check. So maybe the shutdown showed us all the excess. And you do need to pray all you can because the way it is going that may be taken away from us too. Seems we fought that fight once before.


@ “Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”
MLK Jr.’s words prompted me to pray for the tea party and Republicans during the recent government shutdown.

So many try to speak for MLK when the man is no longer here to say what he would feel himself. Its rather disgusting.

I can't speak for King, but feel comfortable to think how he might have felt during his short life just from his upbringing and from taking time to follow his history.
Dr King, who was a Republican if that fact can be accepted.. Would never have gone along with a party who believes an adult person has the 'right' to kill an unborn baby.
But the unborn baby has 'no right' to live the lift God has given it from the moment of conception.
When we talk of civil rights being violated, The unborn babies is definitely one persons who to some has no rights.
That seems an unfair system to most rational thinkers.

Dr King I also feel, would not have wanted anything to do with a party who had to take 3 VOTES at their last convention to get permission to have God names inserted into the agenda ! And even then, members of the liberal democratic party ranted and shouted their distain for the use of Gods name. All others even the ones who are the leaders of the democratic party stood or sat there like little sheep and didn't put those people out of the room.

Too many have used a mans name, Dr King,to try to get over on those who haven't the facts .
But more and more are beginning to see the light of day.


Boxer: GOP 'Acting Like You're Committing Domestic Abuse,' 'Bashed the Head of America'
October 14, 2013 - 4:49 PM

Today, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told Republicans they're "acting like you're committing domestic abuse" by refusing to fund the government (and Obamacare) or raise the debt ceiling.

Today, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told Republicans they're "acting like you're committing domestic abuse" by refusing to fund the government (and Obamacare) or raise the debt ceiling.

Boxer first compared Republican tactics to self-abuse (bashing yourself in the head with a rock):

"Suddenly, you take a stone from the ground and bash your head in. Honest to God, that's what they've done these Republicans: they've bashed the head of America. On a beautiful day, when we're coming out of recession, when we know we have our problems, but we also know we can solve them. It doesn't make sense."

And, then, as if that isn't enough, they have another stone in their hand called "default."

Boxer then went on to compare Republicans to people who abuse their spouses:

"I have to say, when you start acting like you're committing domestic abuse, you've got a problem. 'I love you dear, but you know, I'm shutting down your entire government. I love you dear, but I'm going to default and you're going to be weak.' Something is dreadfully wrong."

From CNS news.





vote liberals OUT in 2014 and take back the country.

Dr Strangelove

Patricia, someone needs to inform you that the Tea Party is not the majority in Congress. Do you have blinders on? Or do you just watch MSNBC? The last shut down President Clinton negotiated up until the last minute. This President does NOT NEGOTIATE he was the main cause of the shut down. You need to pray for Obama he’s an embarrassment putting up gates so Veterans can go to grave sites! Locking up unmanned parks for no reason; except to punish Americans. Throwing out federal workers because he went into a hissy fit like a little spoiled brat.

But you don’t care you need to pray for yourself for supporting a party that supports the killing of babies! The majority of abortion-mills are in minority neighborhoods’ why is that Patricia? DNC the neo-KKK!


Actually, all of the comments you have made apply to the hate-filled, arrogant, intolerant liberals infesting our republic, who repeatedly voted to not open the government, stomped on veterans, and have consistently refused to do as they are told and defund and repeal obamacare, as directed by the people.

Your attitudes here make you and your friends the toxic, obnoxious forces that have caused so much damage to our economy since 2007. Your mean-spirited arrogance and vindictiveness tells all.

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