Friday, April 23, 2010

An Open Letter to a Certain Half-term ex-Governor.

Dear half-term ex-Governor from Alaska who is fond of asking: “How’s that hopey changey thing workin for ya?”

Excellent question. Let’s see:

  • The Democrat’s Stimulus Bill created the largest and most successful economic recovery package in history. It saved us from a depression, created millions of jobs, stabilized critical industries, and moved from losing 700,000 jobs a month to increasing employment. The economy is recovering.
  • 99% of working West Virginians received a tax cut in 2009 as part of the Democrat’s Stimulus Bill.
  • Thanks to President Obama’s intervention, General Motors and Chrysler still exist. GM just paid off their loans from the Canadian and US governments in full, five years early, with interest, and is building new vehicles whose sales have allowed the company to invest more than $1.5 billion at 20 plants in the U.S. and Canada.
  • The war in Iraq is winding down and the war in Afghanistan has a strategy for success, eliminating a major sinkhole for our tax dollars.
  • Obama just signed a treaty that will achieve Ronald Reagan’s dream of reducing nuclear arsenals. This was possible only because he had restored America’s relationships with our allied nations.
  • Thanks to Obama’s international policies and behavior, America is once again the most admired nation in the world, instead of the most feared.
  • The Democrats passed a moderate universal health care plan that addresses one of the most serious economic and societal challenges of our time and will cut the deficit by a trillion dollars.
  • Obama is the only President in 30 years with the courage to eliminate the F-22 white elephant and cut billions in wasteful spending, despite bipartisan pork barrel opposition.
  • Finally, Obama has, remarkably, remained resolutely civil in spite of it all: the attacks from Republicans playing politics; the racist, violent, and hateful actions of the radical fringe; the willful disinformation campaign from the right wing media.

So, that hopey changey thing is working out really well!

Thanks for asking.


  1. Love it. Only change I would have made would be:

    Thanks to Obama’s international policies and behavior, America is once again the most admired nation in the world, instead of the most HATED & feared.

  2. This is spot-on fantastic. Thank you for this.

  3. Thanks for the comments. Feel free to plagiarize it if that is useful.

  4. Does anyone believe this crap? GM & Chrysler were given approx 50 billion dollars and only paid back a fraction. The rest was forgiven, paid for by tax dollars. Obama restoring our relationships with allies? By telling Israel not to build in their own capitol? By bowing to the Saudi king? The health care bill SAVING a trillion dollars, Oh Give me a break!!!