My Reply To An Email From President Obama

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This morning I recieved an email from the President. I have gotten these from time to time ever since I made 4 donations during his campaign.

Here is the text of the most recent:

ProgressiveTokyo —

Last year, millions of Americans came together for a great purpose.

Folks like you assembled a grassroots movement that shocked the political establishment and changed the course of our nation. When Washington insiders counted us out, we put it all on the line and changed our democracy from the bottom up. But that’s not why we did it.

The pundits told us it was impossible — that the donations working people could afford and the hours volunteers could give would never loosen the vise grip of big money and powerful special interests. We proved them wrong. But as important as that was, that’s not why we did it.

Today, spiraling health care costs are pushing our families and businesses to the brink of ruin, while millions of Americans go without the care they desperately need. Fixing this broken system will be enormously difficult. But we can succeed. The chance to make fundamental change like this in people’s daily lives — that is why we did it.

The campaign to pass real health care reform in 2009 is the biggest test of our movement since the election. Once again, victory is far from certain. Our opposition will be fierce, and they have been down this road before. To prevail, we must once more build a coast-to-coast operation ready to knock on doors, deploy volunteers, get out the facts, and show the world how real change happens in America.

And just like before, I cannot do it without your support.

So I’m asking you to remember all that you gave over the last two years to get us here — all the time, resources, and faith you invested as a down payment to earn us our place at this crossroads in history. All that you’ve done has led up to this — and whether or not our country takes the next crucial step depends on what you do right now.

Will you donate whatever you can afford to support the campaign for real health care reform in 2009?

It doesn’t matter how much you can give, as long as you give what you can. Millions of families on the brink are counting on us to do just that. I know we can deliver.

Thank you, so much, for getting us this far. And thank you for standing up once again to take us the rest of the way.

Sincerely,

President Barack Obama

Dear President Obama,

Thank you for your email, I hadn’t heard from you recently and I was beginning to think we had lost touch being as you have been so busy recently.

Thank you for reminding me of all the things we did during the Primaries and then the General election and thank you for reminding me of the promises of change with our grass roots driven, no lobbyist, self funded campaign I was honored to help. It is one of the best political memories of my life, and to have been a part of it since the beginning it felt extra special.

Now to the crux of the letter you sent. I’m sorry but this time I’m not going to donate, you see this time I want specifics. I want to know that you will stick to your guns on the public option, and the money I contribute will not be used to support some watered down version of health care reform.

I want you to promise you will stand up to those interests you mention in the above letter. I want you to promise to VETO any health care reform that passes without the Public Option. That is your right as the President of the United States.

If you want my continued donations and my continued support this is one issue I can not compromise, and neither should you.

Warm regards,

ProgressiveTokyo

Crossposted at www.dailykos.com

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  1. Thanks

    • Viet71 on June 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm
  2. Thank you, so much, for getting us this far. And thank you for standing up once again to take us the rest of the way.

    This far???? You’re already President! You already have big majorities in the House and Senate. It’s now up to you. To you! Geezus H Christ.

  3. can be found by ending the war in Iraq and bring the troops home.

    A few more by ending the occupation of Afghanistan as well.  

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