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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:45 AM

Dear Ann,

Apparently Ann is taking the loss hard so I wrote her a letter.

Ann,

You and your husband paraded around on talk shows like it was inevitable that you must become the President and First Lady. You said it was "our time" in an interview. That seems rather dominionist. In the end, it doesn't seem like God really came down on your side.

Your husband being the rich former CEO he is employed a legion of people who told him what he wanted to hear rather than tell him about reality. Just like when he was a CEO. Thank goodness he didn't win. I can't imagine the crap his acolytes in his cabinet or his advisors might have been willing to tell him as President just to please him.

Every lickspittle on the right was lining up for an administration job that would propel them to a lucrative consulting or lobbying or talking head FOX network job. So sorry to have crashed their career plans.

You have at least four multi-million dollar homes. One of them allegedly has a car elevator.

You told us the heart-warming story of when you and Willard were in college and had to sell his stock to get cash to live on. Oh, that was so touching to all of us whose parents didn't give us stock so we worked multiple jobs and tried to study at the same time. I'm sure you never had to utter the phrase "would you like fries with that?"

In every interaction on the campaign trail where you had to interact with the common people you looked so uncomfortable. Your demeanor suggested the first thing you would want to do after an event and getting back to the hotel was take a shower to wash off all the contact with those nasty unwashed masses.

You and Willard never connected with people in the majority of the electorate. You couldn't. Given your privileged lives, and the distance always kept from the unwashed masses it's no wonder you couldn't connect. It was unfair to think you could.

Since your rich family and then Willard's rich family spent what ever it took to make sure you got whatever you wanted since the '70s it must have been quite a shock to not get what you wanted to become First Lady. There must be some terrible cognitive dissonance going on. Maybe you should consider the feelings us regular plebes have when we don't get that job after a job interview. There might be some of the same feelings of disappointment.

It must be a real bitch to stand down the decorators and send back the fabric swatches now that you won't get to re-decorate the White House.

I wish I could say I had the least bit of sympathy for you and Willard. But I don't. The US electorate recognized Willard as the lying, flip-flopping person he is. No one, not even the GOP, had the foggiest clue how he'd govern if elected. I believe most people who voted for Willard didn't really vote for him. They voted Republican or they voted against Obama. I'm sure there was a lot of nose-holding in voting booths on 11/6 as people either cast a ballot for Willard or just didn't vote at all in the Presidential race.

So here it is. No one really likes you or Willard. You are the epitome of rich assholes. Your personalities throughout the campaign proved that over and over again.

Looking at polls it seems that the places where Willard spent the most face-to-face time with voters broke against him. The logical conclusion is the more time people spent with Willard face-to-face the less they liked him. Imagine that. Let's review (paraphrased):

- I have friends who own NASCAR teams
- Those are nice rain coats
- Are those 7-11 cookies?
- I love cheesy grits
- 47% of people are takers who I'll never represent

and I know I'm missing some of the other great quotes.

So Ann, it's important to note you and Willard made a valiant effort. Despite the half a billion dollars Karl Rove and company spent it seems the US electorate ignored all the TV ads. They seemed to have awakened to the fact the banks and corporations are screwing them. In fact, it seems the awakening pissed them off so much they were willing to stand in line for 8-12 hours to vote.

You,Willard and the GOP are facing the electoral equivalent of the guillotine the French ruling class faced. You want to suggest we eat cake or do you want to suggest something more intelligent?

Best regards,
Dave

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dballance Dec 2012 #4
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Response to dballance (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:24 AM

1. Looking at the title I thought it was a letter to Ann Landers asking for advice

Good one. Do you have her mailing address. I'll donate a stamp and envelope.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:50 AM

2. +1

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:44 AM

3. Excellent letter! Bravo. Were it me, I'd add the following points...

How while he sang "America the Beautiful," Willard outsourced American jobs and didn't give a shit, not to mention his offshort accounts. Oh, and where the fuck are those tax returns?

The lie told ad nauseum that Obama is waiving the work requirement in Welfare to Work program.

That Obama won because he promised "gifts" to blacks, Hispanics, and young women.

That even though he condemned nearly half of the American people, he himself will receive 47% of the vote. Couldn't have happened to a better asshole!

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:49 AM

4. Oh, Yeah. And didn't he actually sing "God shed his 'grapes' on thee?"

Funny enough I used to think that's what the lyrics were when I was about 5 years old. But then I grew up and I learned what they really were.

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Response to dballance (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:17 PM

6. That's hilarious!! He's such a douche!! A douche who will receive 47% of the popular vote.

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:37 PM

5. Thank you

I'm profoundly grateful she isn't our First Lady. I love Michelle Obama and it would break my heart if Ann took her place.

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:31 PM

7. Unfortunately, I think an objective person would come to the same conclusion the author is

expressing in this post.

Watching Ann Romney left a sour taste in my mouth, she did in fact come across to me as privileged, as appearing to express a sincere belief that, as some news articles are now recounting, she believed they were destined to the White House, destined to be President and First Lady, like it was a given. I remember watching the interview where she turned and say "...It's our time. It's Mitt's time. " Like it was a hand off, like it was a given, it was just very, very.... Disconcerting. And yeah, combined with the way they acted on election night, the complete disconnect from reality, actual polls and news media, it does appear to be fairly substantiated(and they admit to I believe) that they genuinely thought they had it in the bag, to blowout proportions. In the minds of the Romney family they genuinely believed they were going to win by about the margin Obama did.

I don't think history is going to treat these people very well.

I hope, sincerely, that they are not as callous and shallow as they appeared to be.

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:39 PM

8. K&R

Amazing how unaware the R$s are.

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