A letter from President Obama describes ‘make-or-break moment’
by Don McKee
June 19, 2013 12:03 AM | 1062 views | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Don McKee
Don McKee
It’s not every day that a letter arrives from the president of the United States. But there it was in the mailbox, addressed to the lady of the house.

On the upper left corner of the envelope was “President Barack Obama” printed in big blue letters. Next to that, “TIME SENSITIVE” stood out in red ink.

What could be important enough for the president himself to be sending a letter? Was my wife about to be appointed to a commission to study what’s wrong with our government and how to fix it? The topic has been discussed at some length in our house. Or maybe the president wanted feedback on how to cut spending and taxes? We would be glad to help there, too.

But then came the rude awakening at the top of the first of four pages: Under “Barack Obama” was “Democratic Headquarters.” And the salutation: “Dear fellow Democrat.” How the recipient’s name found its way onto a Democrat mailing list is mystifying. She does not have a Democratic bone in her body unless one was sneaked in during a recent surgery. Could it be part of Obamacare?

The letter began: “This is a make-or-break moment for our country and America’s middle class.” That’s true and unless voters wake up and throw out the free-spending Democrats in Washington, the country and the middle class will be broke/broker.

The letter went on to say, “There’s more work to do and there’s never been more at stake.” That’s true. The whole future of the free enterprise system is at stake because the Democrats in Washington rammed through Obamacare and it’s going to create economic havoc with reams of regulations to choke businesses and penalize people.

It takes only a few paragraphs for Obama to take up the cudgel against those dastardly Republicans, saying they “aren’t interested in being” his partner “to make progress.” He says, “they’ve lost focus on the thing that matters most: A rising, thriving middle class.” Then this revelation: “That’s my true purpose in office.” And we thought it was to “fundamentally transform America.”

Then Obama gets to the point: “But even with our gains in the last election, Republicans still have too much power to block action on the priorities we all value.” So to “break through the GOP gridlock,” he needs “more partners in the Senate.” He solicits support for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for next year’s elections. A contribution card and postage-paid envelope are enclosed.

Republicans have too much power? Democrats control the Senate and the White House. They have “too much power to block action on the priorities” Americans value, such as real health care reform, real immigration reform, real tax reform, etc.

The letter closes by saying it’s a “crucial moment ... where we must decide whether the next step we take will be forward or backward.” That’s for certain. Voters must decide whether to go forward with new blood in the Senate or backward with the same old tax-and-spend Democrat liberals.


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