Please send my thank you card from the President to the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, and wherever else we are still causing death and suffering and tell them I am so sorry this Presidency has failed to stop the war the last regime started, with the approval of Democrats. Then send a copy to all the poor of our nation and indeed of all the world and tell them I am so sorry that corporations are still more important than people, and that greed still rules the world and that it doesn’t seem to make any difference whether we have Democrats or Republicans in power over here.
PS: I do appreciate the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell, but doesn’t this mean that gay and lesbian bodies are as worthy to be fodder as straight people’s bodies in the war for the control of the earth’s resources and preserving life as we know it, the feudal state?
On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com <email@example.com> wrote:
Every day, I am proud to work with OFA supporters across the country — which is why I wanted to make sure you saw the Vice President’s email below.
President Obama will be sending thank-you notes to supporters, and he’d like to send one to you.
If you haven’t already, sign up here to get yours:
From: Joe Biden
Subject: We want to say thank you, with a note
I’ve been in Washington for almost 40 years. I’ve seen a lot of Congresses come and go. But I can’t remember a group of lawmakers who accomplished more than the folks who just wrapped up their work.
With their help, we repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ratified the START arms control treaty [though we have the largest nuclear arsenal in the world]. We passed a new law to rein in the abuses on Wall Street and protect consumers [with enough loopholes that no one is stopped from repeating the same Ponzi schemes]. We reformed the health care system [so our insurance buddies can bilk 50 million more Americans] and passed the Recovery Act to get our economy growing again [altho more people are unemployed today].
But do you know why all that happened? Because people like you rolled up your sleeves, dug deep, and decided to make a difference. We had a dedicated group of lawmakers — no doubt — but they were supported every step of the way by folks from all across this country who were ready for change. People like you.
I know how much that means to me. And I can’t even begin tell you how much it means to the President.
So here’s the deal: President Obama wants to send you a note to express how grateful we are for all you did.
Two years ago, we were staring into an abyss. The financial crisis was the worst this country has faced since the Great Depression [and it’s going to get worse, just wait].
But this Congress passed the largest set of tax cuts for the middle class [and the rich] since President Reagan, the largest education reform since President Johnson [to make sure we keep dumbing down your kids], the largest infrastructure investment since President Eisenhower [don’t you just love how TSA has come to mean Total Sexual Assault?], and the largest clean-energy bill ever [but pay no attention to how we let BP get away with destroying the Gulf of Mexico].
Now — even though we still have a ways to go — the economy is growing again [only for the top 1%, mind you].
Prior to this Congress, lawmakers had talked about reforming health care for almost a century. But with the President leading the way, these folks went out, and — with you at their side — they did it [yep, they violated the US Constitution in more ways than Bush ever dreamed of]. Now 32 million more Americans will have access to health coverage [and if they don’t buy insurance, we’re gonna jail them].
When we came into office, just about the entire country had come to realize that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was wrong. More than 14,000 brave men and women had been discharged simply because of who they were. With your help, we struck down that law and made this country a more just place. [Now, we’ll have more suckers to help us boost heroin production over and above the 40,000% increase since the US arrived in Afghanistan.]
[And, don’t forget that they passed the Food Patriot Act, and they’re hoping to criminalize whistleblowers, gutted net neutrality and continue to deny they’re spraying the skies with toxic metals and chemicals.]
Every lawmaker who worked to accomplish these things will talk about their votes — and the role they played in this progress — for years. The President and I take great pride in those achievements. But each one belongs to you. You believed in them, you fought for them, and we’re darn grateful.
So let the President send you a note to show our appreciation.
Sign up here:
Thank you — for everything,