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« Topic Start: April 27, 2009, 10:02:02 am »

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Mr. Obama:                                                               
                                                                           
 I have had it with you and your administration, sir.  Your conduct on your
 recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate       
 representative of the United States of America collectively or of me     
 personally.                                                               
                                                                           
 You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that
 you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United   
 States of America.  You are responsible to the citizens of the United     
 States.  You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on   
 earth.                                                                   
                                                                           
 I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the     
 United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about
 their status in the world.  Sir, what do you think the First World War and
 the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the       
 peoples of Europe?  Are you brain dead?  What do you think the Marshall   
 Plan was all about?  Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th
 century?                                                                 
                                                                           
 Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does
 not consider itself a Christian country?  Have you not read the           
 Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States?     
 This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles     
 governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from
 this heritage.  Do you not understand this?                               
                                                                           
 Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans.   
 Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi   
 Arabia.  You don’t show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest     
 allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi   
 Arabia.  How dare you, sir!  How dare you!                               
                                                                           
 You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation   
 because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a     
 mosque in Turkey.  You offended our dead and every veteran when you give 
 the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from
 themselves.  What’s the matter with you?                                 
                                                                           
 I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the   
 historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of
 yourselves, all of you.                                                   
                                                                           
 You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American 
 automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this   
 situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie
 Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses.  What do you intend to do about
 them?  Anything?  I seriously doubt it.                                   
                                                                           
 What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to 
 their staff members – on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises 
 that lawmakers gave themselves?  I understand the average House aide got a
 17% bonus.  I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer.  You
 haven’t said anything about that.  Who authorized that?  I surely didn’t!
 Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in
 bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the   
 AIG bonuses.  In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been   
 awarded $51 million – not a bad take.   Who authorized that and why       
 haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely         
 responsible for the economic mess we have right now.                     
 I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not   
 caring about what you idiots do.  We are watching what you are doing and 
 we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.  I also want you to   
 know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be   
 offensive to every one of my sensibilities.  I promise you that I will   
 work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms   
 destroying my beautiful country.                                         
                                                                           
 Sincerely,                                                               
                                                                           
 Every real American                                                       
                                                                           
     
                   & ;nbs p;                                                   
 P.S.  I rarely ask that emails be 'passed around'.............PLEASE SEND
 THIS TO YOUR EMAIL LIST......it's past time for all Americans to wake up! 

Above the original sender's name was "Have a Blessed Day." Undecided

The section on bonuses may be right, and if so should be addressed.  The rest - there are so many flaws here I can't even start.  The capacity of the human mind for self-delusion is phenomenal.

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« Reply #1: April 27, 2009, 10:36:01 am »

The section on bonuses may be right, and if so should be addressed.  The rest - there are so many flaws here I can't even start.  The capacity of the human mind for self-delusion is phenomenal.

Other than the bonuses (which may or may not be true), the rest of this sounds like the fantasies and confusion that come from Far Right talking heads.
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« Reply #2: April 27, 2009, 10:38:15 am »

Above the original sender's name was "Have a Blessed Day." Undecided

The section on bonuses may be right, and if so should be addressed.  The rest - there are so many flaws here I can't even start.  The capacity of the human mind for self-delusion is phenomenal.

Yeah, but that's not Obama's job. Seriously. That's something he can encourage the House to look at, but he can't mandate a thing there.
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« Reply #3: April 27, 2009, 10:51:35 am »

Yeah, but that's not Obama's job. Seriously. That's something he can encourage the House to look at, but he can't mandate a thing there.

True.

I'm fighting the urge to "reply to all" on this one.  The sender is someone I met in Iraq and while we are hardly buddies, he is a good source of 'what the others are thinking.'

But man it's scary.

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« Reply #4: April 27, 2009, 11:47:50 am »

Above the original sender's name was "Have a Blessed Day." Undecided

The section on bonuses may be right, and if so should be addressed.  The rest - there are so many flaws here I can't even start.  The capacity of the human mind for self-delusion is phenomenal.

Aside from what Randall and Lyric said, I'd say that this individual doesn't know much about history himself.  The United States didn't enter either World War to aid the Europeans.  Well a case could be made for WWII, but really we entered both wars mainly out of revenge (WWI with the sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-Boat and WWII with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor).  IIRC, the US was strongly isolationist at the beginning of WWI and maybe WWII as well.
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« Reply #5: April 27, 2009, 11:58:04 am »

Aside from what Randall and Lyric said, I'd say that this individual doesn't know much about history himself.  The United States didn't enter either World War to aid the Europeans.  Well a case could be made for WWII, but really we entered both wars mainly out of revenge (WWI with the sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-Boat and WWII with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor).  IIRC, the US was strongly isolationist at the beginning of WWI and maybe WWII as well.

I'm not going to lie: it ticks me off when Americans gloss over the fact that their country only entered WW2 because of the bombings, and willingly chose not to go earlier when it started. Then again, I don't expect it to change, with the lack of world history kids are getting in American schools these days (if I can go off by my correspondences with American kids I used to talk to who frequently went "Louis Riel who?" and probably don't know how many provinces Canada has).
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« Reply #6: April 27, 2009, 12:19:12 pm »

I'm not going to lie: it ticks me off when Americans gloss over the fact that their country only entered WW2 because of the bombings, and willingly chose not to go earlier when it started. Then again, I don't expect it to change, with the lack of world history kids are getting in American schools these days (if I can go off by my correspondences with American kids I used to talk to who frequently went "Louis Riel who?" and probably don't know how many provinces Canada has).

They taught my class that in 9th grade geography.  I don't remember how much time or if it stuck (probably isn't as I can only name about six at the top of my head).
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« Reply #7: April 27, 2009, 12:24:00 pm »


This person strikes me as very arrogant and thinking our country is better than anyone else. What is wrong with Obama showing respect to Muslims? Have we now so much religious intolerance that we shun Islamic peoples? And has religious freedom disappeared to the point where we speak for everyone saying that America is "Judeo-Christian"? Isn't that ignoring all the people of America who do not identify as that religion? And the end about "real Americans" is very self-righteous. It seems to me the person in the email is committing the same errors he/she is accusing Obama of. Whether you agree with various politics/religions/etc., this email comes across as hypocritical, self-contradicting, and self-righteous.
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« Reply #8: April 27, 2009, 02:45:05 pm »

It seems to me the person in the email is committing the same errors he/she is accusing Obama of. Whether you agree with various politics/religions/etc., this email comes across as hypocritical, self-contradicting, and self-righteous.

That's what I was seeing also.

One of the consistent themes of these emails is that President Obama is wholly and personally at fault for all of the current ills we face.

Just amazing.

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« Reply #9: April 27, 2009, 03:03:59 pm »

That's what I was seeing also.

One of the consistent themes of these emails is that President Obama is wholly and personally at fault for all of the current ills we face.

Just amazing.



Oh hell, Warhorse. Didn't you know? We're in the middle of Obama's recession.

It's like the last 8 years never happened for some of these people.
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« Reply #10: April 27, 2009, 03:23:57 pm »

Above the original sender's name was "Have a Blessed Day." Undecided

The section on bonuses may be right, and if so should be addressed.  The rest - there are so many flaws here I can't even start.  The capacity of the human mind for self-delusion is phenomenal.



Standard right-wing blather. What's encouraging is that so few are falling for this crap these days. What's scary is that among the few who are, a handful might decide they need to act on this screed and do something worthy of a "real American"*

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« Reply #11: April 27, 2009, 03:25:35 pm »

We're in the middle of Obama's recession.

I can imagine some of these clowns trying to call it that. Roll Eyes

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« Reply #12: April 27, 2009, 04:16:47 pm »

I can imagine some of these clowns trying to call it that. Roll Eyes



Trying to? They've been doing it for a few months now. Fox and talk radio helped lead the charge on the one.
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« Reply #13: April 27, 2009, 04:24:03 pm »

Trying to? They've been doing it for a few months now. Fox and talk radio helped lead the charge on the one.

Even though it started during the Bush Administration and possibly because of some of Bush's economic policies?  They must be very delusional indeed (besides the obvious delusion that they think people take them seriously).
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Even though it started during the Bush Administration and possibly because of some of Bush's economic policies?  They must be very delusional indeed (besides the obvious delusion that they think people take them seriously).

Oh yeah. IIRC, they were linking a whole lot of the economic problems to the fact that Obama was winning the Democratic nomination. That's about when you started seeing linkage to the stock market's ups and downs. It got a serious turn on last fall right before the election and then after the election, everything that happened was linked to him.
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