The executive summary of his missive?
I am a "reprehensible human being," my blog, which he apparently reads, is a "dung heap," and I am somehow avoiding the truth because I failed to point out that teachers haven't endorsed Don Benton, although, to the best of my knowledge, no one that I know of, including Benton, ever said they did.
Of course, as always, when readers don't like how, what, when or the way I publish what I publish, they can always feel free to avoid my effort and start their own... because for those on the outside looking in, such as Mr. Schroetke, it's easy to be a critic.
That said, uneditied, here is the email I've received from this fine specimen of a Boldt supporter, with, by the way, his permission (I do not publish emails without that permission, even my little "dung heap" of a blog has SOME standards:)
Kelly J Hinton,Clearly, Mr. Schroetke has a somewhat limited ability to allow that diversity of thought his ilk are alleged to be so famous for: but that is certainly his privilege.
How reprehensible it is to attack a member of your own family because they don't follow the destructive, regressive, hate mongering platform of the Republican Party.
Congratulations, you are a fine example of why the Republican Party is imploding.
On another note, I haven't seen a post on your dung heap of a blog about Don Benton lying about being endorsed by teachers. It is your blog so you have every right to avoid any semblance of truth, which you do every single day.
It is mind boggling as to why you far right Republicans believe so strongly in the destruction of America.
Michael S. Schroetke
Registered Voter, 17th Legislative District
That said, I was struck by the rather simple fact that it was not the contents of my letter to the editor in The Reflector (That I believe he's referring to. It could be any of my posts on this blog as well) that Mr. Schroetke disputes... au contraire.
It's that I was possessed of an opinion and chose to express it at all.
How dare I?
How DARE I not follow his rules as to what is, or is not, acceptable thought or expression?
How DARE I be possessed of any ability to form a coherent thought and express it in a way that doesn't meet with his approval?
I do admit, however, to some confusion:
Is he upset because I expressed these opinions at all? Or is he upset that I expressed them in opposition of my brother-in-law?
That isn't altogether clear. In fact, it's rather nebulous, and I've got to believe that Mr. Schroetke's subsequent desire to somehow assign some level of responsibility because I failed to attack Sen. Benton for something he never said actually tends to make this more into just another partisan hackery complaint.
As I see it, I can follow along with what the fringe-left democrats opposing David Madore (who I am also not voting for) want (And yes, they are using Marc to do that, although he likely doesn't realize it... or care if he does realize it, as long as he gets re-elected... which, come to think of it, is why he'd accept support and financing or campaign consulting from Lenin at this point if he were alive to give it.) or I can do what my rights as a veteran... and as an American, allow me to do.
I am no longer a Republican. Mr. Schroetke apparently doesn't know, or doesn't care about that. I, for example, will only be voting for president, the democrat running for congress, the democrat running for AG, state auditor, Tom Mielke, and the 18th District legislators.
Odd isn't it, that this "far right Republican" is voting democrat for Congress and Attorney General, don't you think?
Oh, well, not to worry.
Mr. Schroetke can keep railing away at those wise enough to espouse a different view than his, and I'll keep writing this blog.
When I'm not busy "believing so strongly in the destruction of America," that is.