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A Fantasy OFA Letter from Obama

The panic of the media storm surrounding the midterms has had the effect of getting a rather unusual email dumped in my inbox from our bold incisive leader, here it is in full:

Friend —

Eighteen years ago, shortly after graduating from law school, I helped lead a voter registration campaign in Chicago that generated record turnout on Election Day.

That experience taught me one of the most important lessons I ever learned as a community organizer: When people promise that they’ll do something — like voting — they are far more likely to do it.

That’s why one key part of our Vote 2010 plan this year is to get folks like you from across the country to commit to vote, to make sure we get as many people as we can to cast their ballots this fall.

But getting the commitments we need starts with your own promise to make it to the polls and cast your ballot.

Will you please commit to support your representatives in this contentious debate?

Over the next 54 days, volunteers across the country will spend countless hours calling voters and knocking on their doors, asking them the same question.

And you can bet that I am counting on you to join them in talking to voters in your community.

This election offers a stark choice. We Democrats are hard at work trying to move America forward, repairing a decade of damage and growing an economy based on the Main Street values of hard work and responsibility.

We’ve fought for and won historic reforms to our health care system, a victory 100 years in the making, and to Wall Street, the most sweeping overhaul of the financial system since the Great Depression.

But after years of policies that landed us in the worst recession since the 1930s, the Republicans who got us there have not come up with anything different from the policies of George W. Bush.

We simply cannot afford to go backwards or let them repeal our reforms. And making sure we can continue moving forward starts with your own promise to cast your ballot in these elections.

Please commit to vote this fall:

http://my.barackobama.com/Commitment

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

Is anyone else seeing/feeling some desperation here? As in major Desperation?

As Rod Serling used to say at the beginning of the Twilight Zone episodes; "Imagine if you will…" a letter from Obama during the Death Panel/Tea Party harrassment over the Health Care bill:

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Friend —

Eighteen years ago, shortly after graduating from law school, I helped lead a voter registration campaign in Chicago that generated record turnout on Election Day.

That experience taught me one of the most important lessons I ever learned as a community organizer: When people promise that they’ll do something — like voting — they are far more likely to do it.

That’s why one key part of our Health Care reform plan this year is to get folks like you from across the country to commit to come out to your local town hall meeting and provide informed support for your representatives when the "Tea Partiers" begin shouting down your elected officials, make sure we get as many Congress People as we can to cast their ballots to support the single-payer strategy that will help control costs and get our economy under control.

But getting the support of ordinary Americans like you we start bring truth to process and electoral support for the Health Care Reform Change we campaigned on in 2008 .

Will you please commit to support your representatives in this contentious but important debate?

Over the next several months, volunteers across the country will spend countless hours calling voters and knocking on their doors, asking them the same question, do you support Universal Health Care if it guarantees that you or your loved ones can not be denied care, and that you will not go bankrupt or lose your life savings should someone in your family become ill?

And you can bet that I am counting on you to join them in talking to voters in your community.

This issue offers a stark choice. We Democrats are hard at work trying to move America forward, repairing a decade of damage and growing an economy based on the Main Street values of hard work and responsibility. And ensuring that every American is afforded excellent, high quality Health Care is part of that movement.

But after years of policies that landed us in the worst recession since the 1930s, the Republicans who got us there have not come up with anything different from the policies of George W. Bush.

We simply cannot afford to allow an ill-informed minority sponsored by some of the richest men and women in our country dictate whether or not you get Health Care.

Please commit to help support Universal Health Care this year:

Thank you,

President Barack Obama
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See, there’s my fantasy letter that BHO could have sent out and roused his already motivated base to oppose the Tea-Partiers/FreedomWorks and every other interest group including Max Baucus’s WellPoint legislation-writing mole LAST YEAR, but never did.

But of course it never worked that way. Now that BHO is beginning to believe that he might be blamed (and perhaps correctly) for the loss of at least one house of congress in November he’s panicking, even (shudder) politicking.

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Jo started blogging when the right-wingers started making utter, complete asses of themselves, which would be since around 2002 or so in their current incarnation as mind-sucking zombies.

A life-long Democrat and career DFH whose parents voted for all the Kennedys at one time or another, he still has an "RFK for President" banner in his garage from 1968.

Jo still flies airplanes for a major airline, and is proud of his safety record: his take-offs and landings are still equal in number. The cost of fuel may soon end that career, in which case he's planning to become a pan-handler or investment banker, whichever is more prestigious.

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