My rare public US political comment

I try to stay out of politics, because it is often Idiots fighting the Ineffective, and it all seems so futile. I am typically a left leaning thinker because the ideals embraced by that camp are usually to the betterment and interest of the 'other 98%'. In theory, I stand for the ideals and goals of the Obama Administration, and reject the bulk of the Right Wing perpetrations for many reasons, but mostly because of their interest in combining Church and State, General Misogyny, Lack of Gun Control. Corporate Greed, and their Rejection of Individuals' Freedom of choice on so many levels. Times have changed- towards the more desperate in many ways- but regardless of 'what was then', there needs to be effective and egalitarian solution to 'what is now'

However, I am prompted to mount the soapbox for a minute or two. There are some good points to this post below (although a little misguided) that make me question Obama's ability to deal effectively with Congress/House (especially in light of sequestering), and how he is perceived in the world and to the US as a country. Sure, one can 'play nice' and 'bond' with the rest of the world, but now is not the time to be perceived as a wimp when it comes to taking a firm (but not overly congenial) stance in the world arena, and showing some solidarity to the good ol' US of A. 

Yes, the Right is often very self serving, short sighted, and counter productive when it comes to law and reform, and makes unholy/unfair/unbelievable lawmaker payraises hard to quash, but just get in there and throw your weight around, O! The Right/ Big Business is a ruthless machine, so unless you get your ballsack strapped in, you will not get a chance to see your long term goals (which most good people believe to be worthwhile) EVER implemented- not just because of an Administration change, but because of a kneejerk, vicious backlash that will certainly undo everything noble that you have strived for. 

The other side of that coin is a danger zone unto itself, so there must be the correct middle ground staked out by all!

I do not suggest you pass this on unless you see The Middleground as the goal we need to achieve- but this can be a call to action for smart, proactive people. Just use your common sense to get a grip on the battle that may end with no winners, especially so for the general population. Knee jerk reactions to challenges don't help, they hinder. Can't we all (I am talking mostly about lawmakers and politicians) take into consideration some much needed level of fairness and brotherhood, and just 'Do The Right Thing?'  I have not gone from Blue to Red... just aiming for a RICH purple.... GMH

From a 4th grade teacher:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Mr. Obama:
I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States . You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe ? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century? 

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States ? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia .... You didn't show Great Britain , our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia .. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can't find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don't want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey ...... You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What's the matter with you? I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven't said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn't!
Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven't you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now?

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you. 

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

Every real American

Ms Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
11470 Hwy . C
Hillsboro , MO 63050