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14Young Boy Rips Republican Candidate Mitt Romney a New A–hole

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The little one is named Jackson Ripley, and the following is an actual letter (minus grammatical corrections and all) to Republican Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney. You’re going to love this (unless you love Romney, and then you’re probably not going to love it all so well):

Dear Governor Romney,

I’d like to say congratulations on winning the republican nomination. But, I wish you stayed in Massachusetts. You’re plan for America isn’t what we need, and would hurt us more than it would help.

First, repealing Obama care and other health plans he’s put in place have helped families across America, including mine. I live in a middle class family, and two years ago my little sister; Kennedy was denied insurance because of her pre-existing condition. This was a huge emotional stress and financial burden on my entire family. Under Obama Care, insurance companies can no longer deny Kennedy and kids like her, the coverage they need and deserve. Because of Obama care my little sister was able to have the several surgeries she needed that helped save her life. Once the President was elected he put Obama Care into action, just like he promised and made it so that you could get insurance with pre-existing conditions. This has made a direct impact on my family. My family is with out a doubt better off now, than we were four years ago!

It is to my understanding that you stated that you were going to repeal Obama Care, including the part I have mentioned, which will take away the insurance we have and need for my sister Kennedy. Why do you think she doesn’t deserve health care? Also, when you were interviewed on “Meet the Press”, you stated that you would NOT repeal this part of Obama Care, but then your campaign backpedalled and on the “Tonight show with Jay Leno”, you said that you WOULD repeal this.

Also, you’re domestic plans (birth control, gay rights etc.) are horrible! Women should get to manage their own health, and if you wonder why you’re not appealing to many women voters, rethink your birth control and women’s’ rights plans. And people should be able to marry whom they want. We built this country so people could have freedom, and not have religious beliefs control them to that length. This country was in no way built on any religion, so we should not create laws that repress the American people in a religious way and hurt our most vulnerable.

Sincerely,
Jackson Ripley, age 12

OK, so I definitely think that young Jackson might have been coached on some of this (really, “backpedaled”? What twelve-year-old uses politico buzzword “backpedaled”?), but hey. It’s a cute thing, and even though we don’t normally cover a whole lot of political stuff here on the site, I thought some of you might get a kick out of it. To those who don’t, and who’ll say “Keep your opinion off the site,” to them, I say, “You do get the Internet, don’t you?”

September 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
Filed Under: Mitt Romney

14 Responses to “Young Boy Rips Republican Candidate Mitt Romney a New A–hole”

  1. P Gordon says:

    Chairity begins at home and it is so clear this kid did not write his fathers gripe. We are almost a third world country and will be completly INDIA/IRAC within four more years. Are you too stupid to see what Number 44 has done to us?????????/ Vote him in again and we are all dead

  2. Mia says:

    You do *get* propaganda, don’t you?

  3. CranAppleSnapple says:

    “What twelve-year-old uses politico buzzword “backpedaled?”

    Alex P. Keaton. Although he was a republican.

  4. GiantWhoCares says:

    It’s really passive aggressive for whichever parent who wrote this to shill it under their child’s name. How embarrassing.

    • Bryjin says:

      Why wouldn’t a 12 year old have wrote it?
      I became active in politics when I was 10/11 years old (as in engaging in political debates and events in my community).
      Sure, I wasn’t your typical 12 year old and my vocabulary was influenced by the fact that I read about 200 books a year, but I can’t imagine why anyone would think a 12 year old incapable of being relatively litterate…
      Of course it’s also possible some parents would use their kids as an instrument to get their own message across, but seeing as kids at that age usually have the ability to think for themselves, lets for the time being give credit to the young boy for speaking up against injustice and fighting for his family.
      Yay for him!

      … And once again, boy am I grateful for my free healthcare, free education and generally living in a country where “socialism” is not considered a bad word.

  5. Grace says:

    Hey guess what? Some children are capable of writing their own letters. China, Russia, India, and Asia have a great number of 12-year-old geniuses so is it that hard to believe that an American child could use a “big” word like “backpedaled”? Dear God I fear for American kids today because the majority of these new parents are truly morons.

  6. JenE says:

    What a little shit.
    Somebody’s daddy hasn’t done their homework either. Fail.

  7. Bryjin says:

    Why wouldn’t a 12 year old have wrote it?
    I became active in politics when I was 10/11 years old (as in engaging in political debates and events in my community).
    Sure, I wasn’t your typical 12 year old and my vocabulary was influenced by the fact that I read about 200 books a year, but I can’t imagine why anyone would think a 12 year old incapable of being relatively litterate…
    Of course it’s also possible some parents would use their kids as an instrument to get their own message across, but seeing as kids at that age usually have the ability to think for themselves, lets for the time being give credit to the young boy for speaking up against injustice and fighting for his family.
    Yay for him!

    … And once again, boy am I grateful for my free healthcare, free education and generally living in a country where “socialism” is not a bad word.

  8. Dave says:

    It’s amazing how the far right nutfucks have made the position of POTUS out to be the equivalent of that blue guy in Watchmen when in reality he’s more like your Dad and Congress is your Mom. Your Dad is for the most part a symbolic head of the household while your mom’s the one who gets stuff done and controls the purse strings.

  9. Lizzy says:

    Do you know how much I enjoy the fact that the same person who claims keeping Obama in office will “kill us all” also spells Iraq as “IRAC”?

    It makes me feel all warm and cuddly. Thanks for proving your ignorance, P Gordon.

  10. malia says:

    Yeah, a twelve year old wrote that. right…..

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