Oh Charlie…Congressman Charlie Crist (D) has just emailed one of those over-the-top, doom and gloom fundraising letters that Democrats are famous for putting out in opposition to anything Republican.
Crist targets President Trump’s recent executive order to keep out refugees from certain Middle East countries.
Here is Crist’s letter. I took the liberty of adding my thoughts throughout the rant.
If you were troubled by this past weekend’s events, you’re not alone. I watched as the Trump administration attempted to ban people from entering the country based on their beliefs (Not true. Trump did not ban travelers because of the religious beliefs).But I also saw people peacefully protest this decision (peacefully protest?), and saw lawyers and judges use the law to effectively block this executive overreach.
These are troubling times where we all must be vigilant in making sure that America continues to stand for the values it was founded on.( America compromised its “values” 8 years ago when it elected President Barack Obama)
The next few days, weeks and months ahead will be important in determining the direction that our country moves in — will we back down to this administration’s harmful and regressive policies, or do we continue to stand up and push back against these actions? (“Harmful and regressive policies?” Wait, tell me about how Obamacare is so helpful, when your own Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate admit to it needing to be fixed?)
The work will be hard, but I know we can come together and make sure that we keep America safe while making sure we continue to be a beacon of hope for people across the world who look to our shores as a place that they can come to pursue a better life for themselves and their families, as my grandfather and grandmother did more than a century ago.
(There he goes again. Using his 2009 Republican campaign stump speech)We must continue to fight for the values we believe in — that America is great because we are diverse, and that this democracy works because of people speaking out for the ideas that they hold dear.
I will proudly continue to fight as your voice in Washington. Let’s “Make America Great Again!”
I couldn’t resist. I added the MAGA line at the end.