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Inspired by Maureen Dowd's column today, I think it would be really fun to collect letters and emails from conservative family members.  Over these past months, I've seen excerpts from so many such letters, just in the dKos community alone.

Some of them, if I recall correctly, contained some real gems.

More after the jump.

As for myself, I'm in posession of a particularly nasty four-page diatribe written in response to a friendly email to my brother-in-law in Oklahoma.

My favorite part was when, after acknowledging a sympathy letter I'd written after his wife miscarried, he said he doubted he could ever have sympathy on my wife and I if she miscarried.

Also stunning was his subsequent refusal to recant even the most vengeful and hateful words, or to apologize in any meaningful way.

I personally don't see the need for posting the choicest exerpts here, but I'm not above letting someone else take the lead on this project.

This should not be an excercise in rudeness, but rather an opportunity for those of us who have had close personal and familial relationships damaged (often beyond repair) because of politics and/or religion.

And maybe catch a laugh or two along the way...
 

Originally posted to Lucky Ducky on Mon Nov 29, 2004 at 05:39 PM PST.

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  •  I'm usually not this tasteless... (3.50)
    ...but who's got a hatemongering email from a freeper family member to post??

    ~Liberal in the best sense of the word~

    by Lucky Ducky on Mon Nov 29, 2004 at 05:33:11 PM PST

  •  It is an interesting idea... (3.50)
    from the perspective of gleaning more insight into the wingnut thought process.  Also, it might be something for people on either side of the fence to reflect upon.  Sometimes, allowing a little time to pass and seeing something you've written in print can lead to a jarring dose of self-awareness.  An anonymous collection of letters from both sides could lead to some interesting discussion groups - and dare I say some interesting church discussion groups.  (what would Jesus think?)  How do the letters reflect upon us as a society?  Where does all the hate come from?  Etc.  Even the hateful ones may give people pause and eventually lead to a search for common ground.
  •  i feel left out (none)
    Maybe I have particularly polite relatives, but I've never gotten a mean email from my GOP sympathetic relatives.
  •  Here's one (none)
    I sent the pictures of the dead and maimed children to this woman.  She voted for chimp because of abortion--she can't stand the murder of children.

    oh.  i'm sorry.  but the part where you're not george bush, and neither am i, means we can't know, doesn't it?  BUT... 9/11 called for it.  it did.  it, combined with other things.  he was right to go to war.  we are right.

    incongruent?  She has an incredibly high IQ.

    They make the weather then they stand out in the rain and say `SHIT, it's rainin!' Renee Zelweger, Cold Mountain.

    by TXsharon on Mon Nov 29, 2004 at 06:28:25 PM PST

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