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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 12:20 am

As a Republican and one of five children of a multiethnic family (Mexican father, Anglo mother), I am highly offended by the editorial cartoon in the Feb. 6 Daily News: “Republican Response to the Super Bowl Commercials.”

It depicts a vile looking character identified as a Republican ranting about the recent commercials complaining about Coke being the official drink of illegal aliens, Cheerios endorsing “Mixed-Race Breeding” and saying the Budweiser ad with the cute little puppy shows what gay marriage will eventually lead to.

Seriously, Mr. editor, is that the best political cartoon you could post today?

We’ve got a health care law that’s causing companies to shift people like my cousin and his entire crew from full-time to part-time work and causing millions of Americans to lose the insurance plan our President promised them they could keep.

We’ve got an IRS that is deliberately persecuting conservatives, possibly on orders “from the highest authority.”

We’ve got an administration that repeatedly lied to the American people about the circumstances surrounding the murder of a U.S. Ambassador. We have a President who shows disdain for the Constitution and the separation of powers.

We have a Democratic Senate Majority leader who refuses to allow votes on bills presented by his Republican colleagues.

It amazes me that with these issues and a multitude of others, you chose that cartoon.

Aren’t you aware that the liberal buffoons at MSNBC have already been called out about saying the same thing as your cartoon about the Cheerios “mixed-race” ad? They’ve apologized and fired the staffer who tweeted those remarks.

We Republicans couldn’t care less about what brand of soda illegal aliens drink. We just want our border secured and the invasion stopped. Many mixed-race Republican and conservative families tweeted pictures of their multiracial families to MSNBC to show that they don’t just talk diversity, they live it. 

As a person with a couple of gay and lesbian cousins, I really don’t care who marries whom. So much for your ridiculous cartoon.

I suggest you develop a more “fair and balanced” editorial cartoon policy. As a subscriber, I want you to start publishing the conservative political cartoons of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

They would bring to light some of the more pressing issues of the day in a much more entertaining way than the offensive and wildly off-base cartoon you published Thursday.