Obama Responds to MinistryOfTruth

I suppose it could be just a coincidence that Barack Obama himself (!) sent me this e-mail the day after MinistryofTruth published this dairy…

Or not!

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 vote in the 2010 elections?

Over the next 82 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 1930’s, 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/Comm…

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

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    • Edger on August 13, 2010 at 12:41 am

    he’s reduced to begging and pleading now?

    Or maybe just plain reduced to Gibb-ering?

    • Mu on August 13, 2010 at 12:54 am

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     Shorter Obama:

    Dear Democrats:

     Please give me more of your money, time, sweat and votes.  But when it comes to holding my feet to the fire to actually fight for Progressive Change in this country, STFU, you buncha drug-soaked Lefties.

     Please check out my campaign website and make your generous donations there.  And be quick about it, scum:

       

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  2. 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.



    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 vote in the 2010 elections?

    “Promise”? Did he really just say that?!?! He wants me to keep my promise to frikking vote?

    To vote.

    Who do they think theyre gonna get to canvas and phonebank for them if they have to beg and plead for us to get up off the damn couch and frikkin vote! lordy lordy.

    WHAT IS HE SMOKIN’?????

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    • Mu on August 13, 2010 at 12:59 am

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                               Mr. President:  Cave Less, Fight More

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     Well, do we have a deal?  Well?

    .

    • robodd on August 13, 2010 at 7:01 am

    All the warmth of a computer generated response.

    The enthusiasm gap?  No, the inspiration gap.

  3. Will you please commit to vote in the 2010 elections?

    For folks other than you; same in 2012 unless you do a total about face on your policies “I can believe in!”  Warning:  I’ll be hard to convince.

    Just like when you wrote to ask us to phone our Congress Critters supporting your healthcare sell-out.  I wrote you back to say that “Yes” I would call my reps to tell them that I was totally opposed to your HC bill.

    But I don’t think you read my letter.  I don’t think you got my message, cause you keep writing me to tell me what to do, even though you give me the message while I hear,  “Now is the time to do the Opposite!”  

    You give the warning of what the timing is, what’s important to you, and I then know it is my time to subvert your effort.

    If you want my support, change your ways!

  4. to restore democracy. It is going to perpetuate itself and promote conflict. If one can describe Obama as a leader (I do not) he leads this effort.

    We need to pick candidates based on what they roll up their sleeves and do for the community up front. A better Democrat or a progressive is not such simply by saying so or promising to be, they have to prove it. Know them by their fruits, action speaks louder than words etc.

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