August 03, 2011
OPEN LETTER TO A FRIEND WHO'S A DEMOCRAT
You know who you are.
I'm not going to give your name. That's between us.
You know I think you're very smart. The truth is, my friends – Democrat or Republican – are all smart.
When it comes to politics I have no time for people who are bigots or dopes.
But I want to talk to you about Barack Obama.
I know when you voted for him you felt he was wonderful. From the very first "Yes we can, Yes we can," you and millions like you thought here was the man who was going to change the world.
At last, here was a president who acted like he had all the answers. A handsome, articulate man with a wonderful family who offered change and hope and spoke of transparency and made it clear from the very beginning he would never lie to you.
That was his first lie. Since then he has lied to you and the American people on every issue.
He can still make a helluva speech, but these days a lot of smart people like you and me can see right through his empty words.
He's a blustering, posing empty suit.
He has spent trillions – more than any other president in this country's history – and what do we have to show for it? A country that's drifting every day into a mood of class warfare.
Almost three years have gone by since he took office, and you and I have had many conversations about Obama.
The most you would say is that you're "disappointed" with him.
You and I know it's worse than that. He is more than a disappointment . . . he is a disaster.
The unemployment rate is 9.2 percent and it's going to get worse.
The country isn't growing. How can it grow when the president has declared war on those businesses who hire people and on any family that makes over $250,000 a year?
And, since I know how smart you are, you know in your heart of hearts he is not going to get better.
He's clearly in over his head. He may be book smart, but he has never managed anything in his life. He hasn't got an idea what to do.
What's more, other then Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, Robert Gates and General David Petraeus, he has surrounded himself with second- and third-rate people who have no idea what to do, either. Even if they knew, it wouldn't matter. He is arrogant and listens to no one.
He is now moving us toward class warfare. His behavior during the debt limit debate has been shameless. And yes, in 2006 as a senator from Illinois he voted against raising the debt limit.
How dare he say if he didn't get a debt limit "compromise" he didn't know if he could mail out Social Security checks should there be a default.
That was a crappy, disgusting threat to older people who have been paying for Social Security since their first paychecks.
He did get his way on the debt limit because all he wanted was for it to be out of the picture until after he was re-elected in 2012.
He will, in my opinion, get re-elected in 2012. He has the black, Latino, liberal and union vote. Plus, he has the automatic vote of Democrats like you in his pocket.
And, my good friend, please don't ask me who the Republicans have to run against him for president in 2012.
Whomever they run (and that includes Sarah Palin, who you know is certainly not a favorite of mine) will be far better than Obama, who just may destroy this country before 2016.
The Tea Party is alive in this country because of Barack Obama. His pushing a horrible health care bill this country can't afford down the throats of the 56 percent of Americans who opposed it was the reason the Tea Party was born.
Barack Obama isn't just another bad president like Jimmy Carter was; he may be the end of the line. He will be party to the destruction of Israel, the emergence of Iran as a nuclear power, and an oil and fuel crisis that will bring this great country to its knees.
Now, my good friend, I know you and I disagree on his "tax the life out of rich and the upper middle class" plan.
So I have an idea. Suppose you and all the Democrats I know who are in favor of a tax voluntarily pay it yourselves, no matter what you are earning.
If you believe someone has to fund the 47 percent of the population that doesn't pay income tax, why can't it be you? I have paid millions of dollars in income tax in my lifetime, so don't go asking me for my "fair" share.
In the Hamptons most of the millionaires and billionaires I know are Democrats, so I'm sure you can raise quite a bit of money from them and every other Democrat millionaire and billionaire across the country.
And on the day that Obama gets the unemployment rate down to 7.6 percent, which it was when he came into office, we Republicans promise we will pay a tax twice the amount that you Democrats paid originally.
And finally, for you my friend, all I ask is that tonight when you go to bed, look up at the ceiling and remember no matter what happens you are going to vote for this dangerous dope again, and think about what you would be saying to me about Barack Obama and the piss-poor job he has done if he were a Republican.
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