The Muzzled Voice

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Dear Mr. Obama,

Excuse me right off the bat for not respecting the title of “Mr. President,” but at this current time I truly feel you no longer deserve that high honor, as YOU have disrespected me, and thousands of others who “waved tea bags around” in protest of your overspending.

You obviously don’t care what the American people are trying to convey to you. You claim you’ll have a “conversation” with us, but we’ve tried already, and you didn’t listen. We have contacted our Senators and Congress, and we have been ignored.

It’s disgraceful that you stood before a large crowd and publicly humiliated the people you claim to serve. You aren’t serving US, Mr. Obama, you are serving your own agenda and your own left-wing, liberal party. You have no respect for the average American, and obviously no regard for what our needs are.

When millions of people bashed President Bush, he never once stooped so low as to publicly call them out, nor did he criticize any news station that “disliked” him, because he didn’t care. He was serving the people, not the press. He didn’t make a public spectacle out of himself so he’d look cute or funny, and he didn’t take pot shots at those who disagreed with him and make them look like fools. He had honor. He had common decency and respect. He was a class act who refused to take the bait.

President Bush once said that he knew that the decisions he made regarding the war weren’t always going to be popular with everyone, and he knew he was risking his reputation by making those tough decisions, but he said he’d “rather risk his reputation than risk the safety of this country.” Now THAT is honorable. You could take a lesson from this story, Mr. Obama, because it seems as if you don’t know how to govern the people, so instead you lash out at them, and that is utterly shameful. You owe the American people an apology, and their voices deserve to be heard!

Instead of trying to be a cute celebrity who’s trying to win a popularity contest, it would be better if you just stopped and listened. But you think you’re better than the average American, and you take them for fools. Stand up and take responsibility for the mistakes you’ve made, as you and your party insisted President Bush should have done so many times before. Fix the problems instead of blaming someone else, and stop making those problems worse!

By you implying that the tea party participants were “pretending” that their protest was against the TARP package just goes to show that you weren’t listening and you don’t care what was really being said. Instead, you publicly humiliated them to get a laugh out of the crowd, and in the process caused further division.

Americans are tired of bailing out big corporations. They are fearful of the wasteful spending that has been taking place over the past 101 days in your administration. They worry about their future, and the future of their children and their children’s children. They don’t WANT socialized healthcare, and they don’t want nationalized businesses where you run the show and make the decisions for those companies. They don’t want the wool pulled over their eyes with sneaky politics and hush-hush bills being rushed through without real debates and conversations about what those bills entail. They are “we the people,” and you and this government work for them, not the other way around. They want their voices to be heard. They love this country and the principals it was founded upon. They love the idea of this country and know the value of freedom. But these very people are finding that freedom is only one-sided now. That anyone who disagrees with the liberal agenda will be ridiculed, and eventually silenced. It is OUR rights that are being taken away. It’s our voices that are being stifled. It is our morals and values that are being degraded and belittled. And we have now become a corrupt nation, full of lies, betrayal, and hate, with an utter lack of respect for one another and their beliefs, ideals, and opinions. And by ridiculing the tea party participants, Mr. Obama, you only added more fuel to that already blazing fire.

This country is turning upside down and the American people are desperately trying to prevent that from happening full tilt. They are restless and angry. They are desperate and fearful. They are weary and tired. And all you do is rub salt to those very wounds. You’re not helping the country, Mr. Obama, you are destroying it, and you are destroying the American people. You are hurting us instead of helping us.

You may have won, but that doesn’t make you right. Stop degrading average Americans and start listening, start governing, and start working for “we the people.” Stop trying to be cute and funny. You weren’t hired to be a celebrity. You were hired to be the President of the United States of America. Start acting like it.