As of Friday, May 11, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
I was very confused after reading Gene Wade's letter to the editor in the May 5 Gwinnett Daily Post, titled: 'Happy to be labeled as far right by leftists.' He begins by saying that he is weary of hearing the 'Obama leftist government wail about far right-wing extremists.' Does his defensive nature mean that he could be one?
Then, in an attempt to cast a more mainstream light on his beliefs, Wade spouts several platitudes about capitalism and some of his basic American values, most of which average Americans would have no problem with. But, the 'aha moment' came when he referred to the President of the United States as having a 'Leftist communist/socialist tilt,' which he opposed. And, because of his opposition, he is proud to be called a 'right-wing extremist.' Wait a minute! Is he tired of being called one, or is he proud of being one?
I'm happy for Mr. Wade because he decided to come out of the closet and just admit to being what he truly is. And, for his honesty, I do hope he is rewarded by being served his favorite brand of tea at any upcoming parties he may wish to attend.
-- Michael D. Bence