Give $5 to Obama? Hell No.
Okay....I know I had ticked off people when I began to suddenly find myself swimming in emails from the Obama support groups begging for money. Yes, I laughed when I began to receive letters from Michele Obama as well.. B U T...when I got this last email signed by the President, written supposedly by our President, to my private email address I laughed.
Why did I laugh? Because this letter--email---from President Obama, seems to present the idea that my $5 donation could somehow manage to change the course of history. My president was asking me for my last $5 so that he could still feel some glimmer of hope that he could pass HIS idea of reform. He isn't listening to the MANY Americans who even voted for him....just pushing thru the weeds towards HIS goal. It isn't OUR goal.
So....like many times before I have shared these emails from his supporters which daily beg me for money. This time I am sharing it because no matter how laughable and bizarre it seems---he still isn't listening to the American People. Obama is so focused on HIS goal that he has lost sight of WHY many people voted for him. They wanted change they could stand behind and support....and it should realistically cost minimal if done correctly. He just keeps begging for money and money is not going to fix the problem.
So....Here is my most recent email from our President Obama which was sent to my private email address. I think it will speak volumes in it's breavity. "Just give me the damn money because I am not going to give up NOT listening to the people I represent and lead" seems to be the prevailing message:
We will not back down
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 9:33 PM
"President Barack Obama" firstname.lastname@example.org
As we head into the final stretch on health reform, big insurance company lobbyists and their partisan allies hope that their relentless attacks and millions of dollars can intimidate us into accepting the status quo.
So I have a message for them, from all of us: Not this time. We have come too far. We will not turn back. We will not back down.
But do not doubt -- the opponents of reform will not rest. So I need you to fight alongside me.
We must continue to build out our campaign -- to spread the facts on the air and on the ground, and to bring in more volunteers and train them to join the fight. I urgently need your help to keep this 50-state movement for reform going strong.
Please donate $5 or whatever you can afford today:
(cheeky deleted the link)
President Barack Obama
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