Letter: Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

Dear Editor: In his recent letter to the editor, Mr. Osoba barks up the wrong tree and inadvertently provides strong reasoning for Republicans to join Loudoun Conservatives for Democrats – we aren’t giving up the the conservative political principles he praises nor embracing the liberal principles he criticizes!
The fateful blunder, the rapier in the heart of his attempt to persuade, however, is his failure to address why conservatives should not vote with the Democrats, and hasten the GOP’s demise, succumbing as it must to its ruinous and damning political cancer: fear mongering, narcissism, flagrant dishonesty, ridiculousness, vanity, dishonor, hateful words meant to harm, bigotry, arrogance, ignorance, disrespect, violence, religious freedom abuse, distrust of “the other”, manipulation, and the continuous thrashing of indispensable democratic institutions such as a free press and compromise.
Parenthetically, regarding the complaint of a “liberal media bias”, I’d like to suggest a responsible solution: buy two papers of opposite political stripes, read them both, and form your own opinion.
This election cycle all Loudoun Republicans should thoughtfully consider voting for Democrats, which party, despite having different answers to our national problems, valiantly refuses to be a national problem, as the GOP now sadly is.
Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

4 thoughts on “Letter: Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

  • 2018-10-30 at 10:47 am
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    ” fear mongering, narcissism, flagrant dishonesty, ridiculousness, vanity, dishonor, hateful words meant to harm, bigotry, arrogance, ignorance, disrespect, violence, religious freedom abuse, distrust of “the other”, manipulation, and the continuous thrashing of indispensable democratic institutions such as a free press and compromise.”

    Congratulations Chris — you have perfectly encapsulated everything the once reasonable democrat party transformed into over the last ten years: Clinton urging people to be uncivil. Obama telling people to get in their neighbors faces. So-called Antifa blackshirt mobs setting up roadblocks and threatening violence to drivers on the street. Maxine Waters encouraging mobs to assault people in restaurant’s, gas stations, and grocery stores. The general full out assault on free speech and due process by democrats. Or maybe when Obama wiretapped reporters at the Associated Press and Fox? The gunning down of congressmen at a softball field… or the handful of lefty billionaires manipulating, via vast sums of “dark money,” to buy congressional seats? Project much?

    Do you actually believe any reasonable person is buying what your selling? Particularly people, unlike you, who are actual “conservatives?” You’re running a con, and fortunately, people in Loudoun are far too smart to buy into your self-appointed moral authority.

  • 2018-10-30 at 1:26 pm
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    Interesting back and forth from two republicans. Apparently, it is not a glass half full or half empty, but the glass smashed to pieces on the floor. The public understands exactly who is to blame for the ugly discourse in this country. Spin doctors can’t disguise that. Notice how many democrats are ahead in the polls all over the country?

    • 2018-10-31 at 3:49 pm
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      The only poll that matters is on election day and if you think Democrats are going to win I think you will be very disappointed. If you also think Mr. Stevenson is a Republican you obviously are stupid or think the people who read this are even stupider. Mr Manthos provides facts to support his position; you and Mr Stevenson (a repeat Republican pretender) offer factless invective. I guess this is considered a clever way to advance your democrat talking points but it is so transparent it wouldn’t even make it as a Potemkin village. Grow up and stop treating people with opposing views as contemptible idiots. I thought the essence of a free republic was democratic discourse? Apparently you and Mr Stevenson missed that foundational principle.

  • 2018-10-31 at 2:01 pm
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    As usual Lawgh ole’ buddy, you have it wrong. I doubt neither is a republican. I’m a liberal in the the most pure sense of the word — not an authoritarian control freak such as the democrat party has morphed into. Your penchant for ‘smashing’ things you don’t agree with is always close at hand unfortunately.

    Yeah… the polls. Lefties have it in the bag. There’s no need to even vote buddy. It’s all said and done. Right?

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