As the reverb from our national orgasm over Barack Obama's election continues to wain, the American populace has begun to examine the disappointing afterglow -- not so much unlike prom night for many high schoolers -- of promises made, expectations unrealized, and reality checks deferred. Despite the growing number of former protagonists who are now surprised by current trends, the circumstantial results just 16 months after Obama's "historic" victory were not unforeseen.
However afraid some were of being called a racist if they didn't cast a vote for "Change," "Hope," or "Yes We Can," there are individuals -- a brave faction by any standard -- who refused to overlook the potential dangers of those schooled in the Alinsky Method. And thus far their warnings have proven close to prophetic.
Perhaps you have received something in your e-mail similar to the letter posted below. Most are proven hoaxes, but this message is claimed by the one to whom credit was given and is absolutely worth a look.
[Confirmed in mid-2009]
Dear President Obama:
You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.
You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you. You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.
You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American. You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.
You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core. You scare me because you lack humility and "class," always blaming others.
You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.
You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the "blame America" crowd and deliver this message abroad. You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.
You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one. You scare me because you prefer "wind mills" to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.
You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world. You scare me because you have begun to use "extortion" tactics against certain banks and corporations.
You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals. You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.
You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient. You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.
You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaugh's, Hannitys, O'Reillys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view. You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.
Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.