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Mr. President, many of us thought we were voting for greatness. Instead, we got you.

Like millions of other Democrats, I will hold my nose and vote for you next year. My only other choice is to vote for some brain-diseased Republican.

There are always disappointments in life, but Mr. President, you seem to be well on your way to becoming one of the greatest disappointments in American history.

I know that you understand we have no where else to go with our votes. And I know you must be aware of the various ways in which you have betrayed us.

Have you no conscience? Have you no decency? Have you no sense of self-betrayal?

You won’t prosecute your war criminal predecessors.

You won’t veto the most despicable Republican legislation that comes down the road.

You won’t stand up to the some of the worst domestic enemies this country has ever seen.

You won’t represent “We the People.” And you evidently won’t defend the Bill of Rights that protects us.

Yes, I know what you’ve accomplished against Republican intransigence and insanity. But that doesn’t measure up to the things you gave away before any “negotiations” ever began. (For example, Universal health care off the table before discussions even started.)

Sir, if you win a second term, how about throwing more than a few crumbs to a drowning American population? How about standing up and speaking out about what America is supposed to be?

If you are sworn into a second term on January 20, 2013, how about making that Day One of the restoration of how we used to view ourselves? A free people living in a just society.

Yeah, that may have always been an illusion. But why not be the guy that begins to make it a reality?

With Hope,

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