June 16th, 2009 by Kevin
Great! Another email from the Messiah! Let\’s read it together!
Awesome, again we\’re on a first name basis.
Last year, millions of Americans came together for a great purpose.
Yeah, millions came together for a NASCAR race too, what\’s your point??
Folks like you assembled a grassroots movement that shocked the political establishment and changed the course of our nation. When Washington insiders counted us out, we put it all on the line and changed our democracy from the bottom up. But that\’s not why we did it.
Yeah, millions also assembled for a grassroots movement….we called them Tea Parties, but you seem pretty comfortable about dismissing them. So why should I care?
The pundits told us it was impossible — that the donations working people could afford and the hours volunteers could give would never loosen the vise grip of big money and powerful special interests. We proved them wrong. But as important as that was, that\’s not why we did it.
Donations from working people?? From financial reports it appears you were mostly supported by big money and special interests. And your actions since then have pretty much confirmed that. For example, the way you\’ve broken up Chrysler and tried to break up GM. The way you\’ve completely abandoned established contract law. You\’ve been rolling over for the unions. In fact, your supporters are starting to get pretty upset about your supporting special interests over the working people.
Today, spiraling health care costs are pushing our families and businesses to the brink of ruin, while millions of Americans go without the care they desperately need. Fixing this broken system will be enormously difficult. But we can succeed. The chance to make fundamental change like this in people\’s daily lives — that is why we did it.
Eh, I don\’t know that it\’s health care costs that are pushing families and businesses to the brink of ruin. I bet they\’d have plenty of money for health care if taxes were so God damn high. In fact I bet on average most families pay far more in taxes than health care.
And if you\’re so worried about the millions of Americans that go without health care, why does your proposed system leave 30 million people without health insurance….most of whom where previously insured until your plan fucked it up.
The campaign to pass real health care reform in 2009 is the biggest test of our movement since the election. Once again, victory is far from certain. Our opposition will be fierce, and they have been down this road before. To prevail, we must once more build a coast-to-coast operation ready to knock on doors, deploy volunteers, get out the facts, and show the world how real change happens in America.
Our movement?? That\’s funny, in this email you\’re trying to claim credit. But now that the full cost has become clear, you\’re trying to put as much distance as you can from this plane.
And just like before, I cannot do it without your support.
Actually we mostly need the $4 TRILLION this is going to cost.
So I\’m asking you to remember all that you gave over the last two years to get us here — all the time, resources, and faith you invested as a down payment to earn us our place at this crossroads in history. All that you\’ve done has led up to this — and whether or not our country takes the next crucial step depends on what you do right now.
Yeah, remember all that blood, sweat and tears you invested? And this is what you have to show for it. An administration that\’s screwed up everything it touched. A President that can\’t even assemble a cabinet. A President whose every promise comes with an expiration date. A President whose thrown more people under his bus than…well hell, nobody else has fit that many people under a bus.
Please donate whatever you can afford to support the campaign for real health care reform in 2009.
You may as well, because we\’re just gonna take if from you in the long run anyway.
It doesn\’t matter how much you can give, as long as you give what you can. Millions of families on the brink are counting on us to do just that. I know we can deliver.
Remember, \”From each according to their ability. To each, according to their need\”. Which in this economy means if you still have money, you owe us all of it.
Thank you, so much, for getting us this far. And thank you for standing up once again to take us the rest of the way.
Yeah, thank you comrade. The politburo would not existed without you.
President Barack Obama
…sorry, thought we were pretty casual since you were addressing me by my first name and all.