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Del. Englin Fires Back at Nasty Email-Writer

by ARLnow.com April 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm 1,282 3 Comments

Del. David Englin (D) is firing back at someone who sent him a not-so-nice email last night. He forwarded the letter to supporters and asked for contributions to “send this person a message.”

Here’s the email Englin received:

From: Eric [Last Name Redacted]
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 10:03 PM
Subject: Health Care
To: DelDEnglin [at] house.virginia.gov

So I hear you’re opposed to [Virginia Attorney General Ken] Cuccinelli’s lawsuit against the Health Care reform. Well, I’m here to tell you that I’m 110% FOR Cuccinelli and his lawsuit. You must be a loonatic to think the Health Care Bill will do anything but bankrupt America and create a Socialist, Government ruled land. You are the type of un-American trash that will be voted out and replaced with a real patriot. And I will be glad to see you go.

Have a great day,
Eric

Englin, who served in the military, said on Twitter that he “loves it when Tea Baggers who’ve never served a day in uniform in their life call me ‘un-American trash’ and call themselves ‘true patriots.'”

In his email, Englin explained the reason for forwarding the letter:

I’m forwarding this note I received last night — an example of the hate mail I’m getting from Tea Party activists for standing up to Ken Cuccinelli and his right-wing crusades.

As you can see, we can’t afford to take anything for granted. I need to raise $10,000 by mid-May to fund my annual post-session newsletter to constituents, both to keep them informed, and because the more they hear from me now, the more likely they will vote for me next year.

Englin represents parts of Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County.

  • Steve

    This is “hate mail”? Can you say “melodramatic”? I love the fact that he’s using this “hate mail” to raise money to fund his propoganda, while at the same time calling Ken Cuccinelli’s lawsuit a “crusade”…

  • Greg

    Yeah, when an email writer stoops to name-calling and other ad hominem attacks, it is reasonable to call it hate mail.

  • Greg

    An Open Message to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli:

    – – G’head and sue the federal government. Bring it.
    Then try to get that enormous, revenue-draining albatross off from around your neck.

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