Letter: Letter: Thanks, America for saving her from GOP, Tea Party


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Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2012, 2:58 pm
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Thank you, America. Because of you, my husband's union pension, my 401k and my health decisions are safe from the Republican/Tea Party's greed, oppression and lunacy for another four years.

Thank you America, for not allowing a handful of angry, wealthy, white guys the opportunity to buy this election, suppress the vote and manipulate the election process as in the past.

Thank you, America!

Barbara Ann Farley,
Davenpor

















 



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