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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:00 AM
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A heartfelt letter from Juanita Jean to President Obama:
Dear Mr. President,

I love you. I voted for you. I worked for you. I believe in you.

The reason I supported you over Hillary Clinton in the primary is that Hillary was unsuccessful in getting health care for all Americans, and then she quit the fight for the next seven years. She dropped it. I want someone who will fight for me. And even when they lose, they will get up and fight again. I believed you would do that.

Fight, Mr. President. Fight for us.
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When I read yesterday that you had ditched the EPAs smog standards, I cried. I am on supplemental oxygen 24 hours a day. Yes, I smoked for 20 years like you and John Boehner. But, I also grew up in the heart of the petrochemical industry and now live 5 miles from the largest coal burning plant in America. There are days that I cannot go outside because the ozone levels are unsafe for even healthy people.

But, I did not cry for me. Hell, Im old. I smoked. I knew I lived in foul air. I cried for the children on the playground, who have become victims of a profit line. We are no better than a third world country. We need you to fight for our childrens lungs.
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Like the deadbeat dad Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, I will be watching your speech on tv next Thursday night. It seems to me that you can either speak to him or speak to me, but Mr. President, you cannot speak to both of us.

The Republican Party has boxed you in so that you cannot govern as a Democrat anymore. It seems to me that you have two choices: you can accept that you will spend 6 more years capitulating to them or, you can take the training wheels off the bicycle and put the petal to metal by learning from Harry Truman that you can fight against a reactionary Congress and give the American people a choice, not an echo.

And if you cannot bring yourself to fight for us, if you do not have the stomach for a battle, that is understandable. But step aside and give your base an opportunity to elect the champion we so desperately need.

We will always love you, Mr. President, but your base is weary. Lift us up.
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http://juanitajean.com /

JJ has been a bedrock supporter of the Dems through thick and thin. She has a Phd in snark, but this message is dead serious and heartfelt.
He would do well to listen to her.






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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:33 AM
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1. recommend
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:38 AM
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2. Thanks for sharing.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:08 AM
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3. Juanita Jean is a treasure k& r n/t
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:39 AM
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4. Saw that last night K&R
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:09 AM
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5. Just "wow"
that is all
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