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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:58 PM

Reply to hateful Michelle Obama e-mail

Nasty e-mails still circulating.

I got one that started with: "What a completely revolting election night!!! Here is more of what we will get with this administration, but everyone who voted for the free hand outs will soon experience this. Our corrupt news people never report this only what they want us to see.May GOD help our Grand children. America will get what it deserves!!" It was followed by garbage about Michelle Obama.

This was my reply to all.


Dear Angry People:

Returning your message. Thank you for bringing up this two-year-old e-mail packed with lies to remind us why Republicans did so poorly in the recent elections. Most Americans are tired of such hate, such lies, and such thinly-veiled racism.

How sad you still don’t know Barack’s Air Force One costs as much as George’s did, and Willard’s would have.

The First Lady took a trip with 2 friends and their daughters. Like the previous First Ladies, she still a mother, still a friend, and still entitled to a private life. Guess Fox never explained that the Obamas pay for their own accommodations during vacations, including additional rooms needed for security support - under the same rules that have applied to any previous first-family’s travel: the costs are split with private expenses paid for privately; government expenses paid for by the government. When Mrs. Obama flies on personal business, she also pays what amounts to a first-class fare.

We know you resent the security expenses for the black President’s black wife and daughters, but this is still America, and most people understand the need for such security. You still understood it in 2002 when frequent flier Laura Bush took her 10 day trip to Europe, including Paris. (She must love socialism!) The White House made sure Laura Bush had at least one "official" event in each city, but she and daughter Jenna spent the bulk of their time at each locale shopping and taking in the sights – but this was not considered a vacation. Six trips to Africa, including a safari? Why were you not mad then? We think we know.

Should we be as outraged at what Mitt & Ann spend on their horses, car elevators, and many homes while times are hard and millions are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet – money made from a business built on shutting down companies and sending jobs to China? That e-mail will never come.
We know why.

Two billion trip to India? Where do you get this stuff?

You could have looked up all the facts rather than passing along lies - but it would mean a trip back to Reality, and we know you’re not comfortable here anymore. You’ve been away too long. But you’re welcome back any time.

We hope America gets what it deserves too. It deserves much better than the lies and hate you are sending.

God bless you.

The Democrats and liberals





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Reply Reply to hateful Michelle Obama e-mail (Original post)
spedtr90 Nov 2012 OP
Vadem Nov 2012 #1
OriginalGeek Nov 2012 #2
GreenPartyVoter Nov 2012 #3
Liberalynn Nov 2012 #15
beaglelover Nov 2012 #4
rivegauche Nov 2012 #5
spedtr90 Nov 2012 #27
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #31
lady lib Nov 2012 #6
meeshrox Nov 2012 #7
geckosfeet Nov 2012 #8
tosh Nov 2012 #9
George II Nov 2012 #10
tavalon Nov 2012 #11
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #12
Amonester Nov 2012 #23
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #13
silverweb Nov 2012 #14
War Horse Nov 2012 #16
horseshoecrab Nov 2012 #17
ohheckyeah Nov 2012 #18
politicasista Nov 2012 #19
ashling Nov 2012 #20
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2012 #21
Cha Nov 2012 #22
classof56 Nov 2012 #24
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #25
Neon2012 Nov 2012 #26
Marie Marie Nov 2012 #28
denvine Nov 2012 #29
Care Acutely Nov 2012 #30
freshwest Nov 2012 #32
Overseas Nov 2012 #33
SunSeeker Nov 2012 #34
DCKit Nov 2012 #35
emsimon33 Nov 2012 #36
cheezmaka Nov 2012 #37
OLDMDDEM Nov 2012 #38
Waltons_Mtn Nov 2012 #39
rational_pi Nov 2012 #40
CrispyQ Nov 2012 #41
SpankMe Nov 2012 #42
frylock Nov 2012 #43
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #44
cpamomfromtexas Nov 2012 #45
sebastianj333 Nov 2012 #46
sulphurdunn Nov 2012 #47
DeSwiss Nov 2012 #48
santamargarita Nov 2012 #49
progree Nov 2012 #50
Karenotter Mar 2013 #51
Cirque du So-What Mar 2013 #52

Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:11 PM

1. Beautiful! Thank you very much!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:13 PM

2. Very nicely done.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:14 PM

3. Thanks for signing that for me too. :^D

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:46 PM

15. +1

Thanks from me as well

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. Absolutely AWESOME reply! nt

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:21 PM

5. BRAVO!

AWESOME and well-written response. Did anyone reply with anything resembling comprehension?

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Response to rivegauche (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:22 PM

27. Nothing yet

I always answer stuff like this, and the only result is I eventually get bumped off the group lists. Occasionally I still get one- by mistake I assume - or maybe they think I'll let it slide. Usually I get a reply that they were just passing along something they got, and they send things from "both sides". Ha!

They really don't see the harm in it, which I don't understand. I went a bit farther in this one than usual....

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Response to spedtr90 (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:01 PM

31. This makes me insanely angry. WHY, WHY, WHY do people "just pass along" emails???!!!! WHY?

Your response was great. Funny how those never seem to get sent to everyone.

Here's on of a few good guides out there to try to stop tht mindless forwarding behavior. Feel free, everyone, to copy it from the site and forward to everyone in your address book.

5 RULES FOR FORWARDING EMAIL
OCTOBER 13, 2008 BY JUDITH
Forwarding of emails is one of the topics I get contacted about the most. And, one which also causes hurt feelings and misunderstandings more than any other topic. Daily, emails flow in from onliners asking about a “nice way” of telling someone they care about, relative, friend or associate to not forward attachments, chain emails, religious and political commentary or the jokes that are so prevalent online.

Netizens are afraid to ask others to stop and those who are asked to stop, no matter how nicely, get offended and feel as though their thoughtfulness is not appreciated. But let’s think about this a moment. How really thoughtful is it to click the forward arrow, then a bunch of email addresses and hit send? Well, your brain had to “think” about those steps but does that make the effort truly “thoughtful.” I don’t think so…

Here are the 5 Rules of Forwarding Emails that those who are being truly thoughtful follow. If everyone followed them all the problems associated with forwarded emails could be avoided. Sticking to these guidelines will assist both those thinking they are thoughtful and those who don’t want to appear otherwise:
http://www.netmanners.com/382/5-rules-of-forwarding-email/

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:34 PM

6. Rec. and bookmarked. nt

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:40 PM

7. Yes, yes, love it!

Kick

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:59 PM

8. Thanks for telling it like it is...

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:10 PM

9. Wow! Nice job!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:22 PM

10. When that crap surfaced two years or so ago....

....I looked up the cost of some of baby bush's trips, and he took more (he was shuttling between Washington and Crawford almost weekly), as you pointed out it costs the same regardless of who is in the plane!

They also whined about how much Michelle Obama's personal staff cost and how many people were involved, and it turned out that her staff was smaller than several recent past first ladies. Laura bush's was HIGHER, but no mention from the pinhead republicans.

You should have mentioned that Mitt and Ann's horse expenses were paid the American public too - because it was a TAX DEDUCTION that ultimately was paid for by common "us people" who paid a higher tax rate than Mitt the Shit.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:33 PM

11. Excellent

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:36 PM

12. Very nice...but...

if you'll excuse me for saying...you spent too much energy writing that.

a simple "the "welfare queen" meme didn't work the last time and won't work now." would do.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:41 PM

23. Yep. And mine would end differently, like...

"So, would you please stop wishing we will go to your imaginary hell after we die, because you are quite successful at making us live through real hell every day already."

Or something like it.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:38 PM

13. This is just sooooo good. nt

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:40 PM

14. K&R

Definitely a keeper!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:48 PM

16. Thank you :) /nt

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:52 PM

17. Well done!

Good work spedtr90!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:54 PM

18. Great job! n/t

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:56 PM

19. Kick

Thanks for sticking up for our First Lady.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:22 PM

20. fantastic!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:32 PM

21. Excellent

Well written, precise, eloquent and to the point.

Love it

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:32 PM

22. Thanks for responding so thoughtfully, spedtr. The teabaggers are

grasping on to any straw and it renders them

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:52 PM

24. K&R

Excellent response. Thanks for sharing!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:03 PM

25. Excellently put

We'll be curious to know if there's any rebuttals. Likely there won't be, since that would require them investing effort to find honest counter-points.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:09 PM

26. Well put.

 

Thanks for doing that.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:02 PM

28. Careful. Facts have been known to cause strokes in rabid rightwingers.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:19 PM

29. Beautifully done! Thank you.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:24 PM

30. Bookmarked. Will probably need it at some point.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:20 PM

32. Magnificent! You are an excellent writer. Thanks for sharing this.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:52 PM

33. K&R. Well said.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:17 AM

34. That rocked. Now if I only had the guts to send it to my in-laws.... nt

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:24 AM

35. Thanks for the education. I was always suspicious, but didn't know.

 

You've cleared up a lot of issues.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:28 AM

36. Great reply!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:42 AM

37. Well put!

We have a "great" First Lady!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:06 AM

38. Excellent

I need to send this to my mother and my brother (both are RWs). At least it will hopefully stop the crap they send regarding the Obamas and Lefties.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:09 AM

39. Excellent!

I truly wish I could use words so eloquently.

My reply would have been: "Oh that's bullshit!"

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:16 AM

40. Excellent Reply!


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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:25 AM

41. Outstanding! --nt

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:13 AM

42. Big rec. Great response. n/t

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:30 AM

43. yeh, i'm stealing this..

well played!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:52 PM

44. that is awesome! they deserve every smackdown. n/t

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:56 PM

45. One word--- PERFECT!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:22 PM

46. You were nicer than I would have been!

BUT, nicely done....you displayed grace, some witt, and cold hard facts....none of which are present from what I now call 'the losers'....well done!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:00 PM

47. Before this poor woman

throws herself under a train to avoid living through the reelection of the Anti-Christ, someone should tell her that all we liberals have done is vote to maintain a less virulent corporate status quo, for now.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:20 PM

48. K&R

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:42 PM

49. My response is more brief:

Dear right wing asshole - go fuck yourself!

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:31 PM

50. "but everyone who voted for the free hand outs" - a CONSTANT CONNEDservative meme

that I run into all the time. I think that is a more serious allegation in the hate email in the OP than is Michelle's trips.

Here is a thread on responses to Democrats are "takers" and "freeloaders".

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002999321

Excellent response by the way to the trips issue. (But honestly, how can one get along without a car elevator these days? )

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Response to Karenotter (Reply #51)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 02:14 PM

52. I think you missed a freeper talking point or two

Here's hoping you won't be around long enough to exhaust your entire repertoire.

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