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Open Forum: This tea has become toxic


There’s an old adage that says if you talk to God you’re OK but if you think God is talking to you, you belong in a rubber room ... unless you’re Bill Cosby. Cosby talked to God, but then admitted he didn’t get an answer.


Bachmann, Perry and Cain each said: “God told me to run.” They certainly confirmed the adage. They could learn from Cosby. Since they are members of the holy right they should ‘fess up and cleanse their souls of the lie that God talked to them.

These three are irrational. Bachmann promised $2 per gallon gas. However, her first move is to build a double row fence in Texas 1,969 miles long. Cain upped her bid. He would cap the fence with electrified barbed wire. Although he didn’t say how much 1,969 miles of transformers would cost.

Now we come to Perry, the serial windsock who doesn’t believe in science. Perry should be compared to the literary figure he most resembles, the manic Elmer Gantry.

This daffy group, along with all the white wig and tea bag wearing screwballs have steeped their tea too long. The consensus is they have peaked and are fading. They will eventually go the way of their predecessors of the 1980s. The Posse Comitatus, The Order, The Covenant Sword and Arm of the Lord (CSA) and the Duck Club.

These groups died off in the 1980s. They all had the same destructive goals. No taxes and no government. They tried to ride the country of licenses, gun permits, laws, etc. They wanted total control. Their desires had no end and they couldn’t survive. The Tea Party suffers the same ailment. Their tea has become toxic. It’s time to throw it out.

Gary Krueger


Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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