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Hello Mr. President, you wouldn't remember me because we've never met.  Although I donated one helleva lot of money to your 2012 campaign and knocked a helluva lot of doors in my neighborhood and then flew to Colorado and spent a week and a lot of hours knocking doors in Denver, and still have not gotten my pony, that's not why I am writing.

I'm writing because this sequestration bullshit is hurting our Veterans and the people who care for them.

I read an article in the local rag today about what the “sequestration” furloughs are going to do to Veterans and their families here in the Puget Sound.  And I heard a story on the local NPR about what the furloughs are going to do to the people who we employ to care for our heroes.

I'm sorry, but WTF?  No.  Seriously, WTF???

Look, I'm an educated and informed citizen.  You needn't explain to me how it is nearly impossible to get the Republican Congresscritters to do anything for our country.  Heck, you and I know they seem hell bent to punish us all because you are both a Democrat and (OMG!) black.  But Republican intransigence and Congressional Democratic caution are excuses.

Look, let me cut to the chase.  The other day while you were in Africa someone asked if you were going to get to Kenya, and you replied you got 3 years.  True enough.

But, get this, if you have learned anything in the past 5 years you've learned that 3 years ain't enough time to get things done with this Congress.

We, the people that busted our humps to get you re-elected, did so because we hoped you would bust hump to get things done in a second term.

You are not living up to your own expectations.  You are not living up to mine.  And you damn sure are not living up to the expectations of the Vets and their families and the hospital staff that supports them here in Puget Sound.  We need you to figure out TODAY that there are no vacations nor breaks between now and January 2017.

Quite frankly Mr. President, you need to be the stereotypical “angry black man” your critics accused you of being and just tell the truth about them and until they think it's Hell.  It is long past time for you to realize that your opponents are not to be reasoned with.

Why?

Because injured Veterans deserve no less.  You know it.  I know it.  You've got less time than you think.  Get busy!

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    Hanging Up My Tusks, Lujane

    Dawn is breaking everywhere Light a candle, curse the glare We will get by. We will survive.

    by MikeBoyScout on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 05:05:33 PM PDT

  •  Completely agree on this part: (2+ / 0-)
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    Quite frankly Mr. President, you need to be the stereotypical “angry black man” your critics accused you of being and just tell the truth about them and until they think it's Hell.  It is long past time for you to realize that your opponents are not to be reasoned with.
    He has nothing to lose and everything to gain, imo. Those bastards on the other side are not going to give an inch, and a large segment of the public is not getting that bagger policies are hurting them. So, President Obama should do as much as he can by executive order and take the gloves off with the people who want him (and, by extension, our country) to fail.

    “The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.” - Gore Vidal

    by Hanging Up My Tusks on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 05:19:03 PM PDT

    •  It is the fight of (1+ / 0-)
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      Lujane

      his life and ours.

      Dawn is breaking everywhere Light a candle, curse the glare We will get by. We will survive.

      by MikeBoyScout on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 05:34:23 PM PDT

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    •  Think that's going to change the minds (0+ / 0-)

      of the GOP stonewallers who vowed to obstruct anything & everything that would make this President "look good"?

      Put your anger where the real problem is, please, instead of the most convenient target.

      "I don't love writing, but I love having written" ~ Dorothy Parker // Visit my Handmade Gallery on Zibbet

      by jan4insight on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 06:01:44 PM PDT

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      •  Explain yourself please (1+ / 0-)
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        Lujane

        Not sure I understand your comment.
        Do you think that if I am more "angry" towards the GOP stonewallers they will listen?
        Is the Democratic president a "convenient target" of mine or others for not making the argument about GOP stonewallers?

        Let me be more clear.
        I expect nothing good of GOP stonewallers in Washington DC or any of the state houses.

        I have reasonably higher expectatations for President Obama.
        Now, like then, my chips are all on our President.

        Dawn is breaking everywhere Light a candle, curse the glare We will get by. We will survive.

        by MikeBoyScout on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 07:03:10 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

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