Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hey Republicans...

Hi, former party of Lincoln-type-people -

I get that you've had a bad week in DC. Hell, despite all your best efforts to make us think otherwise, it seems the President got some stuff done. Did you guys see this address from our President?

Anyway, I heard you've made a website dogging President Obama for taking vacations, like most Americans who are busting their asses do, right about now. In the summer. I was reading this article and came across this:
The Republican National Convention created a website where the party chastises Obama for what it believes are presidential "leisure activities," during the BP oil disaster, including playing golf, going to concerts, attending to a casino fundraiser and vacationing in North Carolina, Illinois and now Maine.

"Presidents are certainly entitled to vacation, just like everybody else, but there is a fine line as to when presidents should do it, what they should and where they should do it," Brad Blakeman, a former member of President George W. Bush's senior staff, told CNN.

Really? Seriously? How quickly you guys forget the example set by President Bush the Younger. The man spent more than 1/3 of his two temrs on vacation. For months at a time. While we were looking for weapons of mass destruction and blowing our record surplus because we needed to spend it with our post 9/11 mentality. While on vacation, we blew billions in Iraq, which, well, we all know didn't need to be spent while thousands of Americans died in a war we didn't need to fight.

Don't take my word for it. Read here. Google it. Bing it. Whatever it. It's historical fact that YOUR president - OUR previous Presiedent - spent more time on vacation than, well, pretty much any other president in history. Maybe that's why we're in the shape we're in. Under YOUR watch, the surplus dissapeared, YOU let the banks and Wall Street BLACKMAIL the American people and our economy and YOU brought us close to an economic collapse.

So, before you guys go and talk your political bunk, take a look at why we're here to begin with. Failed economic policies, lies, and political policies which let Wall Street and big business tap the American people like an ATM run amok.

It's not President Obama who caused this... It's you guys, down there on First Street, and your policies who caused this. President Bush wrote the BOOK on taking vacation as a president.... President Obama's making history by reforming Wall Street, fixing the damage your policies have caused our country's economy, giving real health care options to struggling Americans and, oh yeah, undoing the ridiculous policies which allowed BP - a BIG OIL business - to turn the Gulf of Mexico into a giant Oil filled sespool.

The truth always finds a way to cut through the rhetoric. Please, if you would, get back to the business of the American people. Try to get some things done and to help form some compromise, because the American people like me, who are pretty much in the center of things and who see the strengths from both sides, really would like to see our country get some stuff done. We've got too many people hurting who are counting on it.


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