‘Vichy Republicans’ helping Obama
March 12, 2013 12:13 AM | 1122 views | 7 7 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

I have a name for the Republicans who are collaborating with President Obama, who has beggared this great country: “Vichy Republicans.”

During World War II, there was a French regime which collaborated with the German forces that had invaded and conquered France. The regime was Vichy France.

John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Chris Christie, among others, are Vichy Republicans.

After the Allies defeated Germany and the other Axis powers, some of those Vichy French were tried by France. When Republicans take back over the government in this country, unfortunately we can’t try Vichy Republicans, but we can — now — kick their lousy rear ends out of office ... or at least the voters in Arizona, South Carolina and New Jersey can ... assuming they show more sense than they have up to now.

Don Spruill

Marietta
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March 15, 2013
Wow, believe like I do or else. Seems as though we have had some of that in history. Didn't work out for them either. Democracy spoke in November. The problem is you lost and can't stand it. Get over it!!!
off balance
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March 14, 2013
Foley

What you call compromise is known to fair minded people as "capitulation".
Kevin Foley
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March 13, 2013
What the Founding Fathers called compromise, you call "collaborating." America wouldn't exist if not for compromise.
@Foley
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March 13, 2013
Must be a slow day at the office. Thank you for sharing another wrong-minded opinion with us. We need a daily laugh!
off balance
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March 12, 2013
Don, I remember that Pierre Laval was the president of the Vichy government. When the war was over he was tried and found guilty of treason and executed.

His basic action was appeasement and cooperation with the Nazis. It is a form of Stockolm Syndrome and I believe McCain and Graham are two prime examples of this problem.

After you remove all the trimming, it is betrayal, plain and simple.
Don in Marietta
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March 12, 2013
You are correct "Off Balance".

I envy the after-the-war French government's action taken with Pierre Laval. Well, maybe that's too harsh for McCain, Graham and Christie.

But they definitely are guilty of betraying their own.

One thing one can say about Democrats. They may be evil. They may stand for heinous things (killing babies and Godless Communism), but they do stand together (sort of like a witches coven?).

If the Republicans showed the same kind of sticktoitiveness, they could defeat Obama and his minions.

Oh, well.

What's was it that Will Rogers said? I don't belong to an organized party. I'm a Republican. (OK, maybe he didn't say that, but it applies, nevertheless.)
otter357
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March 16, 2013
Don I think the quote is, ""I belong to no organized party, I'm a Democrat."

Notice that its Democrats, not Republicans, he refers to.

Maybe Rodgers didn't say that. Maybe execution is too harsh for Mc Cain, Graham and Cristie.

and One thing one can say about Democrats. They may be evil. They may stand for heinous things (killing babies and Godless Communism....

And maybe you do your party no favors when you write. So please, keep writing.

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