Letter to the President

Dear Mr. President,

For years, I voted in presidential elections half-heartedly, feeling forced to vote for the lesser of two evils. In fact, JFK was the last president for whom I felt any real enthusiasm. But then you came along, Mr. President, an intelligent, articulate man with integrity and a goal to point this country in the right direction. I’m not naïve or easily persuaded, but I believed that you had the right stuff to get the job done. For the first time in decades, I felt a renewed patriotism. 

None of your supporters, including myself, expected you to perform miracles, nor did we think you could turn the country around in two years. Not even a magician would be capable of erasing the damage caused by 8 years of Bush madness. Embroiled in two wars, facing a total collapse of the financial markets, dealing with a seriously flawed healthcare system, repairing a faltering economy, managing an enormous deficit—all these critical issues and more waited for you in the oval office. 

No, Mr. President, we did not expect miracles. But we did expect a president who would take off the gloves and go bare knuckles against the Republicans. We didn’t hire you to play politics, compromise, negotiate, or make friends on the other side of the aisle; we hired you to kick some butt, to stand firm on your convictions, and to forget about whose nose you bent out of shape. 

For the sake of harmony in Washington, you compromised your convictions on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, on the healthcare bill, and now you’re about to support the extension of the Bush tax cuts to the rich in return for an extension of unemployment benefits. 

It’s time, Mr. President, for you to exercise the power and authority of the executive office and draw a line in the sand. It’s time for you to say no and stand firm on your principles and policies. It’s time to look John Boehner and Mitch McConnell square in the eyes and tell them no more deals and no more irresponsible legislation. It’s time to flex your Presidential muscles and to fix the country. 

We still support you, Mr. President, but our faith in you is waning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 responses to “Letter to the President

  1. Ken

    Dear Daniel,

    Thank you for your letter. To be honest I am pretty happy that some right wing nut job hasn’t shot me yet, and I consider that be a resounding success. I’d like to help you out, but unfortunately I have done gone and spent all my political caché.

    It is more likely I will spend the next two years getting nothing done, after which I will be replaced with a Republican..and well ya know…Rinse and Repeat.

    Sorry buddy, but hey have you checked out Michele she’s lookin’ hot isn’t she?

    Keep hope alive my brother from another mother.

    Peace Out,
    president O

    • Daniel

      President Palin does have a nice ring to it. Imagine the possibilities. Does Canada allow Americans to seek political asylum?

  2. Sir Ronald Bradnam

    countries as a generalization get the leaders they deserve as they mostly reflect the morals, thoughts and vibe of the population, what more is there to be said about the american leaders, from the other side of the world obama is nothing more than the others that went before him.

    • Daniel

      I don’t totally disagree with you but I do take exception to one comment. Comparing Obama to Geo. W. Bush is like comparing lobster to Spam. With few exceptions, all politicians are cut from the same mold. However, some are completely devoid of integrity and ethics. I believe that Obama’s heart is in the right place. However, he’s caught up in a complex, complicated system that is driven by greed and power-hungry baffoons.

  3. Sir Ronald Bradnam

    i do agree there is no comparison obamas heart was in the right place and gave great hope to a naion and the world in general thats why his fall is even more spectacular than Dubbyas, with Dubbya it was expected as he has always been percieved as an idiot and out of his depth.

  4. You know the left are nothing more than Lazy democraps wanting something for nothing. I am not rich nor have I ever claimed to be. So to blame George W Bush for what is wrong with the country is like blaming the weather on man, it is the most irrational thing their is.
    “managing an enormous deficit” that is mostly Obama’s deficit now, money spent on laziness and things that “MOST” Americans did not want in the first place. Communism, Marxism, and Socialism are all diseases that will put America in the same place as Russia, Germany, and the like and that is something the CONSTITUTION was wrote to prevent! I myself enjoy my freedom, respect those who fought so that I can have those freedoms and for those who wish to do harm to “AMERICAS” freedom all I can say to you is “If you don’t like it LEAVE” their is nothing keeping you here.
    Quit blaming Bush and start taking responsibility for your own actions!
    Freedom is the American Way!!!

    • Daniel

      So, basically, the poor decisions Bush made for eight years have had no impact on our current financial situation? The mess that Obama inherited is his fault? Considering that Germany is the most productive, weathiest and progressive country in Europe, yes, I wish that our “diseases” were more like theirs. Have you ever been to Germany? It is a fantastic country. I would also suspect (based on the tone of your post) than you endorsed the extension of the Bush era tax cuts, right?

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