Well, it’s been a week since I submitted the results to date of our online petition to Rep. Chris Gibson’s office. The petition, available here, asks Gibson to repudiate Mitt Romney’s ill-considered and divisive remarks that 47% of Americans are dependent victims. After all, many of Gibson’s constituents fall into the categories that Romney was blithely dismissing—ex-military personnel, students, retired people on Social Security and Medicare.
“Nice guy” Chris Gibson is ignoring the petition and the 449 people who’ve signed it so far. He obviously doesn’t care that his silence on Romney’s remarks makes many of his constituents angry. He apparently feels he can do without their votes.
Let’s not accept Gibson’s stonewalling. If being called a “dependent victim” makes you angry, let Representative Gibson know it! Let him know you’re disappointed he has not chosen to stand up for his constituents by repudiating Romney’s insulting remarks. Sign the petition! And make your disappointment known directly by contacting his offices in Washington, D.C. (202-225-5614) and Kinderhook (518-610-8133).
Thanks for making your voice heard.