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Angry indeed — at candidates who kowtow to Tea Party

September 29, 2010

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IT SEEMS the only voters who matter this election season are the “angry voters’’ (“Mass. may lose its clout in House,’’ Page A1, Sept. 26). Here’s my question: Do you only count as a so-called angry voter if you are willing to vote for a lunatic like Christine O’Donnell in Delaware? This is not fair.

I consider myself a card-carrying angry voter. I am angry about wars being started for fake reasons that cause thousands of real deaths; I am angry about an economy that relies on corporate greed, even when it is practically destroyed by that greed, causing untold harm to untold millions; I am really, really angry that every morning I must read about Sarah Palin as if she has the right to matter, as if her dimwittedness is anything more than a cover for the politics of supreme selfishness.

Here are a few things I am not angry about. I am (unlike O’Donnell) not angry about masturbation; I am not angry about immigrants; I am not angry about taxes because I like bridges and schools and national parks.

What makes me the angriest voter of all are candidates who think they must kowtow to a group of loud, obnoxious misanthropes just because that group has a name: “angry voter.’’ I am angry, and I am voting, along with millions of others, for the candidates who do not shame themselves by identifying wretched Tea Party issues as their own for the sake of political expedience.

J. Halprin
Cambridge

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