Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Open Letter to President Obama

President Barack Obama
Washington, D.C.

Dear President Obama:

I see in the news today several accounts which say that you think American voters are frustrated with the speed of economic recovery, and that is why us Democrats suffered the largest debacle in 50 years. This is a part of it, of course, but not the biggest problem.

Young people, liberals and progressives, gays, the environmental community, the Universal Health Care folks, the financial industry re-regulation people, and the anti-war people are all really disgusted with you Mr. President. To them YOU are the problem, far more than the economy. They feel like they have been used by you and then just cast aside.

In their guts they feel like you lied to them, time and again, so they have lost faith and trust in you.

Yes the economy is really bad after all that time with Bush and his loser right wing advisers. But you surrounded yourself with the same type of Republican and right wing advisers who got us into the mess in the first place, with all their fanatical and radical deregulation.

You expanded the war and killing greatly, you authorized drilling in environmentally sensitive areas which even Bush didn't dare, you turned your back on DADT, your financial industry re-regulation legislation is extremely weak, and your health care plan is very far from anything even resembling Universal Health Care.

If you keep this dishonesty up, not only will you not serve out two terms, but you won't even be viewed as a good one term president. You will go down in history as one of the worst and least effective single term presidents.

Stand up for what the Democrats are for and people will at least respect you. But if you continue to always take positions which closely resemble what the Republicans have supported, of course you will keep losing support.


H. Paul Garland
El Paso, Texas