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Editorial on Dewhurst insults tea party voters

Nov. 16, 2013 at 5:16 a.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

In a battle for re-election in 2014, Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst recently called for the impeachment of President Obama. A seasoned politician, doubtless Dewhurst was fishing for votes, but he had to know there could be repercussions. He had to know impeachment would be impossible to achieve.

According to an aide, Dewhurst was speaking from the heart. That makes his declaration all the more refreshing.

Following a USA Today story, The Monitor in McAllen, located in the heart of Texas Obama country, printed a condemnation that resurfaced Nov. 5 in the Victoria Advocate. While praising Dewhurst as a "moderate" who has worked fairly with Democrats in the past, The Monitor blasted him for inflaming "the passions of the ignorant," adding such vitriol leads to further divisiveness.

Naturally, The Monitor was comfortable implying tea party members were "ignorant," apparently finding no fault with it's virulent choice of description. Furthermore, it failed to note Dewhurst, a former CIA employee, was outraged by four American deaths last year in Benghazi, Libya, poor border security and "Obamacare."

Linda Lees, Yoakum

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