Via HeritageAction.com, I composed and sent an email to President Barack Hussein Obama II today. If you would like to send the White House an email of your own, you may do so at http://capwiz.com/heritage/issues/alert/?alertid=43827501
My Email, 04/28/2011:
Thank you for receiving my message.
Every single responsible household in America right now lives within a budget. We list our needs, we list our wants, we prioritize those items, and then we apply our income to that list until we run out of cash...AND THEN WE STOP SPENDING. These are the actions that responsible adults take on a regular basis in order to ensure that tomorrow they still have the ability to care for themselves and their families.
In 2008, We The People opted for "hope and change" versus McCain's promise of "more of the same". Unfortunately for us, we didn't take the time to ask you to explain your definition of "hope and change". Mr. President, you have sorely disappointed the majority of us with your lack of leadership, your purposeful destruction of the American economy and reputation, and your blatant apathy towards all of us when we called out to you to hear what we had to say. We gave you a good shellacking in November 2010, alright, and I guarantee you that in 2012 you will be respectfully ushered out of the most important position on this planet and will go down in history as "the man who attempted to bring America to her knees". You had an opportunity in 2010 to wake up and smell the overpriced coffee, and purposefully chose not to do so. For that, your consequences are that you will be a one term president with a less than favorable history.
I sincerely wish it could have been different, because I, as a conservative independent, voted for you Mr. President. I believed in you, as millions of us did, and you have purposefully let us down. That's the part that hurts the most: you are doing this on purpose, for your own selfish reasons. You're hurting all of us and our posterity, and you do not care. If you did, plain and simply, you would listen to us and you would do your best to serve us rather than dictate to us.
If you have any shred of humanity in you, reach down deep and grab on to it. Stop the insanity of spending us into oblivion. Stop. You may choose not to do so, in which case We The People will rise up as our constitution has authorized us to do and we will remove you and your policies swiftly and permanently. But wouldn't it be a better ending to the story if you simply did the right things yourself?
Anyway, I just felt the need to share these thoughts with you. As challenging as you make it, I do still harbor a respect for you, if for no other reason than I know it is what our Founding Fathers would have done in this situation.
And if you're open to recommendations, I recommend that you NOT waste a billion dollars campaigning for another term if you're not going to actually do anything different from here on out. Your hard left stance dooms you to nothing but exhausting road tours and speeches, an eventual empty campaign coffer, and a final, humiliating concession speech. Your beloved leftist unions are bailing on you, and even if they didn't, they don't represent We The People sufficiently to carry you through. The Independents, such as myself, lost faith in you by mid 2010 and it hasn't returned. Only those you might be able to successfully scare with your false horror stories are going to cling to you as their savior. But the thing is, the American public is far, far more intelligent and informed than you give us credit for, and our common sense works very, very well. In a nutshell, your campaign is doomed to be an exercise in futility if you don't change your stance with meaningful actions visible to prove that you have done so.
Anyway, just my two cents as a guy out here walking among the real America. Take it or leave it.
Doug Boude (rhymes with 'loud')
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