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Republicans have nothing to crow about [Letter]

Reading Susan Krebs' Dec. 3 letter to the editor made me laugh at the incongruity and self-deception that the radical right wing relies upon to pacify people who refuse to look at facts.

I am astounded that a Congress with a historically low approval rating is still in office. From a July 2014 Gallup Poll , "Congressional approval rating languishes at low level," Andrew Dugan wrote, "More than one in five say replacing all members is best way to fix it."

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"The 435 House members and one-third of the Senate who face re-election could do so amid the lowest congressional approval ratings for a midterm election in modern political history," Dugan wrote. "A plurality of Republicans (21 percent) wanted to fire all members, and another 18 percent would impose term limits and/or shorten terms.

I wonder what they think now. Besides their surprise they're still in office.

Crowing about a "Republican win" didn't happen when Robert Ehrlich won. I voted for Ehrlich, and I don't recall all the glad-handing backslapping yahoo that's now going on for Larry Hogan, who admits he doesn't have a plan for anything.

We're in trouble when all the Republicans have are Mitt Romney and people like Susanne Atanus, who "believes that God dictates weather patterns and that tornadoes, autism and dementia are God's punishments for marriage equality and abortion access," and Sen. Ted Cruz, who said in an interview; "The words 'separation of church and state' is not in the U.S. Constitution, but it was in the constitution of the former Soviet Union. That's where it very comfortably sat, not in ours."

And, from our own backyard, Dr. Ben Carson in an interview with Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network said he felt the hand of the Lord pushing him toward the White House. Talk about a doctor God complex.

I hope that in the next couple of elections smarter people who do the fact checks will vote and prevail. Stupid politicians should be voted out, especially ones who intentionally misinterpret the U.S. Constitution or promise "no new taxes."

And to clarify: Two clauses in the First Amendment guarantee freedom of religion. The establishment clause prohibits the government from passing legislation to establish an official religion or preferring one religion over another. It enforces the "separation of church and state." Look it up.

Sharon Galloway

Reisterstown

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