My wife walked into my home office with a disturbed look on her face. "I think you got another one," she said. "Another one of what?" I asked. "Does this not look like one a hate mail?" she asked. Yup. It was.
This one was a bit heavier so I decided to shake it and open carefully. I recognized the handwriting and tone immediately. After-all, this person sent me this hate mail a few months back before the election.
The hate mail author took quite a bit of time to cut out newspaper articles. The articles were annotated to ensure I read portions deemed important to rub salt into the wound.
A photo of the email is below but here is the text of the hate mail.
Thought you'd enjoy reading about the great Republican victory over the Democrats. Obama is a disgrace. He lost the election for all you dems. He blew it. The first black (ell mulatto, anyway) President is a huge failure. A huge failure and disgrace. Suck it up losers. You sure wasted a lot of money on the mid-terms. 🙂
I am use to these types of letters. I have received them constantly over the years as a political activist in Kingwood, Texas. It is poetic justice that on the day that I interviewed Angela Box, a controversial local ex-teacher and Tea Party activist attempting to find common ground I would get this letter from a Right Winger.
This is what our politics has devolved to. It is deeper than just winning or losing. It is about winning and attempting to maim the loser just for sport. That is the politics I hope we can eventually change.
The hate mail
They even sent corresponding newspaper articles to gloat on the GOP slaughter of Texas Democrats