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(sticky) a letter to the president …. this man speaks for me

Dear Barack,

I am a 71-year old man, retired and financially solvent. I’m a great fan of yours. I write in the wake of the election, which had to be even harder on you than it was on me. May I offer a word of encouragement?

First, thank you for giving yourself, heart, soul, and mind, to the task of being our president. Thank you for working so hard and so ably to save a country in dire straits from the follies of the last administration. You’ve done a wonderful job. Thank you for changing the way America is regarded in the world. Thank you for the measures you took to avert a depression. Thank you for health care reform, for reining in the financial industry, for all you have done for education, for tax cuts for the middle class. Thank you for closing out our war in Iraq, for your commitment to ending DADT, for your efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons.

You are such a rare gift, and in such a critical time. You are easily the best president of my lifetime, a person both intelligent and good. I pray often that God protect you, keep you strong, give you wisdom. What you are doing is so important, not just for our country but for the world. And, against powerful wealthy interests, it is all so difficult to do. They will stop at nothing to destroy you.

Will you stay the course for us nevertheless? Will you keep leading, keep doing the right things even if you continue to meet misrepresentation and opposition? That is the hope that I and so many others repose in you.

I could be wrong, but I have this idea that, while in the Senate, you felt a call. You saw the leadership vacuum and you offered yourself. You knew it would be difficult. You just didn’t know it would be this difficult.

Abraham Lincoln suffered in the White House, day after day, in the long bleak winter of the Civil War. He held out, and the right thing was finally done. I see your situation in much the same terms. And the question that troubles me is: If you don’t do it, who will?

I pray that you will not lose heart, Barack, even though the going just got even harder, that you will find the strength to carry on. May Michelle help you keep your perspective and your dedication. May the kids continue to bring you the joys that only kids can give. And may God continue to be your refuge and your strength.

Thank you for everything you have done. God bless you as the journey continues.

……………..

I found this letter on a website I’d prefer not to link (too much hating going on there!), the person who posted it asked for it to be spread around (it was written by the person’s brother-in-law and sent to the President). I have contacted the poster asking if they want to be credited in any way for the letter, will let you now if I hear back

If you would like to forward this letter to the President just copy it and paste it in to the message box here on the contact page of the White House website. In the subject box just click on the last option, ‘Other’. Just a suggestion, you could write…..

“I found this on the internet (Nov 11, 2010), this man speaks For me”

…..at the start of the letter?

I hope you don’t mind but I have slightly edited the letter so that it will fit in to the 2,500 character limit of the message box – the unedited letter is here


113 Responses to “(sticky) a letter to the president …. this man speaks for me”


  1. 1 ari
    November 13, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    oh my god i love this letter, it speaks to everything i am feeling also. It should be sent to the Whitehouse site, i’m sure he needs to see it.

    • 2 graciouslady
      November 13, 2010 at 10:43 pm

      Ari, our thoughts were the same. You were commenting as I was trying to get my thoughts together to post. But our thoughts are almost identical. I hadn’t seen your comments and when I finally posted our thoughts were so much the same. Our president must see this letter. He needs to see this letter.

  2. 4 graciouslady
    November 13, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful, thoughtful, thankful, gracious, encouraging, letter–now I am tearful. I sure hope this man puts this letter on Whitehouse.gov for President Obama. I think the people that sort his mail will see that it gets to him. He NEEDS kind, grateful letters like this one so badly.

  3. 5 graciouslady
    November 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Chipsticks, You Rock!! You found this beautiful letter for us. ThanX so much for this site and thanX for your dedication to try and bring all the best that’s out there about our President.

    • November 13, 2010 at 11:00 pm

      Hey graciouslady, because I saw the letter on **that** site, I assumed it would be spiteful …. but my heart sang when I read it. If I could ever find words as beautiful as that, it’s the letter I would have written. Maybe we should all print it out and send it to the White House, just write “this man speaks for me” at the end? Love ya graciouslady.

      • 7 ari
        November 13, 2010 at 11:06 pm

        Chipsticks, i think that is a wonderful idea. I’ve now read it over and over, it really speaks to everything i am feeling.

        This will be our ‘This man speak for me’ campaign

        • November 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm

          Hiya Ari,

          Love it – The ‘This man speaks for me’ campaign!

          Let’s do it, let’s print it out and send it on. You can just imagine the bile President Obama has sent to him, let’s forward him this wonderful show of support.

        • 18 graciouslady
          November 16, 2010 at 10:01 pm

          Ari, I am trying to get Rachel to acknowledge our Campaign on MSNBC. Remember when Facebook had a page, praying for President Obama’s death. Here is a partial article that ran on Facebook. He deserves fair time from his supporters just like they played for these “crazies”

          A Facebook group accused of “praying” for the death of President Barack Obama has raised controversy online, with many calling for Facebook to remove the group as “offensive speech.”

          The group, which lists its location as “Marysville, OH, 43040,” currently has over 1 million members–Facebook users who say they “like” the group. It includes an album of anti-Obama imagery uploaded by the group’s members–what Facebook labels “fan photos–that show the president against a communist flag, juxtaposed with insulting and derisive captions, or even a cartoon “associating Obama to Hitler.”

          The group is called, “DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT IS BARACK OBAMA. AMEN.”

          Geekosystem notes that the title is “likely a riff on a letter circulating New Jersey teachers’ unions earlier this month that employed similar language with respect to (Republican) governor Chris Christie. The president of the New Jersey Education Association went on to issue a formal apology for the email.”

          Another group, “Petition to remove Facebook group praying for President Obama’s death,” has been created to denounce the anti-Obama group and advocate for its removal. The group, which has just over 650,000 members, is asking users to “Please act to encourage facebook to remove the page praying for the death of President Obama,” and lists three steps Facebook users can take.

          Facebook has repeatedly come under fire for hosting Facebook pages many find inappropriate and offensive.

          We are still doing this, right?

  4. 19 blackwaterdog
    November 13, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Yea, i know the site you’re talking about. A lot of so called progressives spit their hate toward president Obama. But this letter is magnificent. I trully hope that the president will get to read it. He deserves t read it.

    • November 13, 2010 at 11:08 pm

      The sad thing is, there are some spectacularly lovely people on that site, but any time I drop in these days – which isn’t often any more – their voices are just being drowned out by the haters. Depressing.

    • 23 Hachikō
      November 14, 2010 at 8:20 am

      Is it the DailyKos? I stopped blogging there about 3 weeks ago. I thought it would have been hard for me to quit them, but it actually wasn’t. I don’t even go to the site any more – not even by accident.

      • 24 avpmom
        November 14, 2010 at 10:22 am

        It almost feels like there are imposters masquerading as “progressives” on every so-called liberal site. They seem to infilterate strictly to stir things up and spread discontent.

        Of course the Hillary Clinton PUMA’s, the Naderites etc. have their clear agendas, but I sense quite a bit of republican backed mischief too.

        We happened to catch what was a repeat of ring of fire with Robert Kennedy jr. on our drive home last night. Robert Kennedy did a really good interview with Tim Dickinson (rolling stone “the case for Obama”) and my husband was saying how we ought to subscribe to the podcasts.

        That subscription plan was quickly scrapped because in the next segment on the show, the 3rd host, some guy Mike Popantonio(?) had some “progressive” anti-Obama blogger on to bash and name-call the President. David something. They went on and on about coming up with a primary challenge in 2012 etc.

        But what struck my husband and I most was not just the stupid rambling on, but the fact that neither of these two had the faintest idea what course of action they wanted to take or how to implement said course of action and so their gratuituous bash and blame Obama chat essentially ended with the Mike host guy telling this David blogger guy that he had to come back with a plan. It was so pathetic and lame.

        My husband, a man of very few words usually, shook his head, took a deep breath and blurted out “short-sighted, disruptive idiots all of them – what a complete waste of valuable radio real-estate!”

        • 25 Hachikō
          November 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm

          Must have been David Corn – prominent member of the ‘professional left.’ I’ve never seen him say anything good about this President.

          • 26 avpmom
            November 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

            David Corn is the Clinton shill ~ This other David is a blogger of some sort not quite as established as Corn I don’t suppose; My husband remembers his last name as Degraw? David Degraw.

            The Popantonio guy is such an unadulterated arse. He’s got this really thick southern accent and as he insulted and demeaned President Obama, anyone listening could hardly tell the difference between Popantionio and the “unrepentant republican southern racists” he railed against and claimed he was frustrated and angry with the President for reaching out to ~ it was so ironic and surreal.

            If he weren’t so sadly oblivious to his own (sub)conscious(?) racism because he’s a “democrat” who voted for the President afterall, his whole condescending routine and ranting might actually have been pure comic gold if only for the stark contradictions and double standards that were immediately obvious.

            Robert Kennedy was very respectful and touted President Obama’s many overlooked accomplishments which he discussed with the Rolling Stone guy;

            But the David Bender guy and this Popantonio idiot sucked ~ they even did this thing were Bender had Popantonio role play president and address how he would magically fix all the problems President Obama hadn’t ~ My dear husband laughed out loud.

            Like my husband said, what a waste of prime radio real estate. Why do the people on the left in the media suck so badly? How did we get stuck with these self-serving, egotistical oafs who in their infinite wisdom always end up paving the way for their mortal enemies by destroying their best and only hope at getting any of their much touted agenda moved forward.

            Sometimes you actually get this sense that for many of these guys, in the end, it’s really not about the issues or moving things along or even getting things done.

  5. 27 Obaman
    November 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    God! Like all of you said, this letter speaks the exact feelings I feel for the president. I wish this reaches him soon. Why not this being posted on Twitter page of the press secretary? 🙂

  6. 29 Hachikō
    November 14, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Thank you for sharing that, Chip.

    BTW, the photo of him standing outside reading is one of my all time favorite of him, and, I must admit, conjures up impure thoughts about our President. He looks young, handsome, sexy…like he could be a model. 🙂

    Obaman, that’s a great idea. I’m gonna tweet it to @PressSec.

  7. November 14, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Hi everyone, I normally come here daily and lurk but I had to come out of the shadows for this one. Thank you for posting this letter. I have emailed it and this site information to everyone in my address book to pass it on. Millions of supporters feel the same way. But are not heard because of the loud voices on cable and whoever make the most outrageous comments get the most attention on TV. And that is the impression low info Americans see.

    To the owner of this site. Thank you for creating a masterful archive of information for the voices of the sane Americans who don’t have to shout to get their message across.

    Keep up the great work.
    Brezzydee

  8. 35 avpmom
    November 14, 2010 at 9:40 am

    This letter made me cry. This man speaks for me and my entire household too!

  9. 36 Titti
    November 14, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I had tears in my eyes also. Hope he gets to see this too. I must say, even though I don’t live in the US, he is also on my prayer list.

  10. 37 CTGirl
    November 14, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Tears… what a powerful letter! The thing we forget because we so clearly see the agenda of the media, is that this is the norm, this is really what many people are feeling about this president. The cable chatter does not represent me and I am guessing it does not represent the majority. Thanks for sharing this Chipsticks, it does a heart good!

  11. 38 Lexusv
    November 14, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I have posted to my facebook page and already others are doing the same. I sent to my email buddies as well, and gotten very positive responses. It is a strange phenomenon going on with the power this President has to conjure up good feelings for a lot of people.

  12. 40 Rita Chakrabarti
    November 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Dear Chipsticks,

    Thank you for this website and thank you for all that you do to speak for us, those that believe President Obama is the best president in recent years. Not only is he intelligent, he is also a good man, as this letter states, and most of us don’t even realize how much he has done for us!

    I have already posted this to my Facebook page, but could you also post information on where exactly to send this? Are you sending it online or snail mail? I’d like to send it myself and also encourage my friends to do so.

    Thanks again!
    Rita

    • November 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm

      Hey Rita, really appreciate your message, thank you SO much. And I couldn’t agree more with your thoughts on the President, to those not blinded with hate he is, quite obviously, a good and decent man.

      I’ve added to the post the link to White House website where you can send the letter, if you’d like, that’s probably the easiest way. The ‘snail mail’ address is The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500.

      Thanks again Rita, you are so good to take the trouble of posting the comment.

  13. 44 ari
    November 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    absoultely CS, this deserves to be on top for everyone to see.

  14. 45 globalcitizenlinda
    November 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    thanks, sending to the White House and to ALL my contacts – no teabaggers in my bunch

  15. November 14, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    The unedited letter –

    Dear Barack, November 11, 2010

    I am a 71-year old man, well educated, retired, and financially solvent. I’m a great fan of yours. I write in the wake of the election, which had to be even harder on you than it was on me. May I offer a word of encouragement?

    First, thank you for giving yourself, heart, soul, and mind, to the task of being our president. Thank you for working so hard and so ably to save a country in dire straits from the follies of the last administration. You’ve done a wonderful job. Thank you for changing the way America was regarded in the world. Thank you for the emergency measures you took to avert a depression. Thank you for health care reform, for reining in the financial industry, for all you have done for education, for tax cuts for the middle class. Thank you for closing out our war in Iraq, for your commitment to ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, for your efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons. Thank you for at least starting to call the country to the changes we need to make to save the planet.

    I’ve never prayed for a president before. But you are such a rare gift, and in such a critical time, that I am stirred to do it. You are easily the best president of my lifetime, a person both intelligent and good, a rare phenomenon in the White House. I have prayed for you often–that God protect you, keep you strong, give you wisdom. What you are doing is so important, not just for our country but for the world. And, against powerful wealthy interests, it is all so difficult to do. All their stratagems show that they will stop at nothing to destroy you.

    Will you stay the course for us nevertheless? Will you keep leading, keep holding up a vision, keep saying and doing the right thing even if it continues to meet misrepresentation and opposition? That is the hope that I and so many others repose in you.

    I don’t see how you can possibly do it without spiritual resources, and I know you have them. I could be wrong, but I have this idea that, while in the Senate, you felt a call. You saw the needs. You saw the leadership vacuum. And you offered yourself. You knew it would be difficult. You just didn’t know it would be this difficult.

    Abraham Lincoln, I believe, is one of your heroes. He is one of mine also. He suffered in the White House, day after day, in the long bleak winter of the Civil War. He held out, and the right thing was finally done.

    I see your situation in much the same terms. And the question that troubles me is: If you don’t do it, who will?

    I pray that you will not lose heart, Barack, even though the going just got even harder, but will find the strength deep inside yourself to carry on. May Michelle help you keep your perspective and your dedication. May the kids continue to bring you the joys that only kids can give. And may God continue to be your refuge and your strength.

    Thank you for everything you have done. God bless you as the journey continues.

  16. November 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    This is truly a beautiful letter.
    Thank you for posting it to us Chipsticks.

    It really gives me hope in Americans.

  17. 53 rosebutterfly
    November 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Hello Chipsticks:
    Thank you for your dedication in creating a positive environment where people can come and see the beautiful things that the Obamas are doing. You and Blackwaterdog are the real deal! Thank you for giving selflessly your time. I lurk daily here but I’ve never posted a message. But after reading this wonderful letter from a man who also speaks for me, he took the words right of my mouth. I sent the letter to the Whitehouse and I pray that millions will start to do it so instead of being bombarded with loud mouths, we will silence them with positive letters. It works for the non-violence movement during the civil rights era and it can work for us to but it’s about time that we all stand and have the president’s back and say no more to this foolishness and hate that has taken a hold of this political climate.
    Thanks again for the wonderful work you’re doing. I no longer watch the news on TV so I rely on website like yours to get my unbiased news about the Obamas.

  18. 55 ari
    November 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    “I sent the letter to the Whitehouse and I pray that millions will start to do it so instead of being bombarded with loud mouths, we will silence them with positive letters. It works for the non-violence movement during the civil rights era and it can work for us”

    I totally agree

  19. 56 graciouslady
    November 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I think all of us are on the same page. We must let him know, jointly, we are out here. I just finished watching the Rosa Parks story. That Movement started with just one person and it was successful. Now we, as concerned Americans together, no black, no white, no brown, no straight, no gay just Americans together can make this one (1) Letter make a difference in this country. There is strength in numbers and it looks like the numbers are building. Let’s keep it going everybody. We all want him to know how we feel; but he won’t know if we don’t tell him. This letter will make our support known to him. He is bombarded with such trash and the trash seems to be winning.

    Chipsticks has gotten a lot of Hits on this letter, that shows we have hit a positive cord. Good has always “trumps” evil. What a nice homecoming present for him when he sees all the supporter’s sending this letter with a united voice.

    • November 14, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      Graciouslady, what a wonderful comment, thank you.

    • 58 geegee
      November 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm

      Gracious, your post brought tears to my eyes. I’ve been praying that this very thing would happen–that we who call ourselves supporters of PBO would finally stand up and let our voices be heard. Forget waiting for the media to tell our story or report anything positive these days about PBO. We now know they will not, so it’s up to us to let him know we have his back. This is a perfect start; for it is obvious that this is about to go viral. What a wonderful homecoming for him.

      God bless you Mr. President; we got your back!

  20. 59 collegekay
    November 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    This is beautiful. I recommend sending an email. It takes about 6 weeks for mail to get to the White House after the secret service screens it.

  21. 60 ari
    November 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    GL, i agree, this letter certainly struck a chord in me. I want MY voice to be heard over all the ‘trash’ as you call it. It has inspired me, and you are right about Rosa Parks, it did start with one person. We are a large group, surely we can help this man, and not let him do all the work himself. As you say all of us Black, White,Brown, Gay,Straight. We must let our voices be heard and let the President know how we feel and that we support him

  22. 61 Tracy
    November 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for posting the letter and thanks for your daily efforts to highlight positive news. I think the vast majority of democrats and self-identified liberals do support the president and recognize that he is doing the best he can in truly awful circumstances with constant attacks from the so-called left, the right, and the media. It is hard for sanity to shine through. You and blackwaterdog are beacons of light in bringing to the fore the positive changes. At times I wonder if the poisoning of the atmosphere in the liberal blogs such as daily kos is the result of saboteurs or just disgruntled attention seekers. Steve Benen, Booman, cesca, and Balloon Juice are blogs that continue to present a more balanced, reasonable take on the president, the obstacles he faces, and his many accomplishments. I’ll send the letter to the WH also and post it on facebook.

  23. 62 Dee
    November 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    What a beautiful letter to a beautiful wonderful President. I hope he gets the opportunity to read it. Thanks for posting Chipsticks.

  24. 63 Joy (Barbados)
    November 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I am not an American, but I was truly moved by the letter so I did my bit and forwarded it on to the White House.

  25. 65 Kelly
    November 14, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    So happy to see this letter sticked CS. It should stay on top forever. The letter is everything I think we all feel.
    definitely a mantra for us, especially on depressing days. Now that POTUS is back in USA, I hate to think of how much more they are gonna attack him this week to come.

    It is great to see so many people commenting on this. Also so good to see the lurkers come out,welcome <3. I love this site so much.

  26. 67 zizi
    November 14, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    This letter is a homerun. it zeroes in on the core of what many of us feel about this President. I made me tear up.

  27. 68 Obaman
    November 15, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Guys, Lets make this a positive movement! I just posted on WH site as Chipsticks suggested. I am also posting this on President’s facebook page, run by OFA. I am also forwarding this to my friends in email so that they keep on forwarding this to their friends and their friends and so on.

    I feel like am making a difference and feel proud about it. Love you all. Love the President.

  28. 71 Chi
    November 15, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Many thanks to the author of this letter…He indeed speaks for me too…

    I have sent it to everyone I know and will continue to do everything in my power to help and support our amazing President!

  29. 72 ari
    November 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    We have to start seriously helping the President. There is talk of Primary him. We have to let people know THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN. Psas the word out on all your Facebooks and twitter, if you have one. Email Email. I’m emailing out the word what is going on to friends and family.

    We also have to find some way to get past the MSM and get the word out. I think a lot of people thing we don’t have any power, so they don’t do anything, but we do, just look what happened with this letter.

    • 73 graciouslady
      November 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm

      Ari, I’m probably having one of my “moments”- no comprehension, but what does Primary him mean?

      • 74 ari
        November 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm

        they meaning those idiot so called progressives want to put another ‘democrat’ to run against him in 2012

      • November 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm

        HI GC, it means that a fellow Democrat would challenge President Obama for the right to run for the Presidency in 2012. President Carter, for example, survived a primary challenge from Ted Kennedy but went on to lose to Reagan.

  30. 76 danadevin74
    November 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Yes we have to make our voices heard ive forwarded the letter to everyone i know
    I keep hearing about POTUS low approval ratings no one seems to ask us how we feel
    Those fake polls don’t mean anything

  31. November 15, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Hey Chipsticks,

    I just sent the letter to the White House also.

    I really hope he gets to read it.

  32. 78 Tracy
    November 16, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Just came over from daily kos website: hardly recognize it any more it is so filled with obnoxious Obama-bashing, no understanding of all the forces arrayed against him. Why can’t people think of ways of supporting our president. I sent the letter to the white house and will post it on facebook. Thanks again for a positive site with good information.

    • 79 Thro67
      November 16, 2010 at 12:33 am

      Stay away from D-Kos – they’ve lost their minds over there. I’ve only stopped in to read BWD’s diary, and didn’t hang around to read comments. They’ve lost their minds.

      • 80 Hachikō
        November 16, 2010 at 9:09 am

        I stopped going there altogether. I don’t even go to read BWD’s diaries any more. It’s just not worth it for me. I don’t know how BWD does it with all the vitriol that gets thrown her way each time she publishes one of her diaries.

        • 81 blackwaterdog
          November 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm

          Actually, not doing it anymore. I’m done with that crazy place. They have zero ability to see greatness even when it hits them in the nose. If they’ll continue to weaken the president this way, they’ll get what they deserve in 2012.

          • 82 Thro67
            November 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm

            BWD – I know there are many on DKos who only go there for your news and positive vibe. Will you let us all know if/where you’re going to post, so we can follow you? Your diaries were a highlight of the week, and a real source of truth and light – along with Chipsticks, of course.

          • November 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm

            Hey BWD, just got your email (thank you!), will reply tonight. I adored your diaries on DK, just about the only thing I read there in the last while. You should start up your own blog, there are so many (including me) who would love to keep reading your thoughts. If you ever want to post here just let me know, you could have all the space you wanted – I’d be thrilled. Talk to you later.

            • 84 Tracy
              November 16, 2010 at 10:59 pm

              You and BWD would make an awesome team. I link this site on FB and wherever I post. I am sure from the people I talk to everyday (patients) that daily kos and the so-called progressive sites are an aberration, the shadow side of the movement that elected the president. Thanks for your ongoing efforts to create an alternative.

          • 85 Hachikō
            November 17, 2010 at 11:22 am

            Good for you. I always admired your ability to ignore the nonsense and just do what you do. I’m sure you’ll be missed.

  33. 86 Rose
    November 16, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Thanks, Chipsticks, for sharing this beautiful letter with us. I can’t agree more with all the already stated comments about it. I think a letter writing movement is perfect. I like the This Man Speaks for Me title. Lots of great ideas already submitted about how to get this positive message to the president and to millions of people! Who says only negative words can speak loudly? I’ll send an email, too.

    • 87 graciouslady
      November 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

      ThanX, Rose, we are going to make this happen. Can you tell all your friends to email the letter to the White House? Hopefully we can fill up the email inbox with this grateful man’s “Thank You” letter to our President. We Shall make a difference for him. We must not be SILENT any longer. We Shall keep doing this until the letter goes viral.

      • 88 Rose
        November 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

        Great! It needs to go viral. I just heard on the radio today that 2 Democratic pollsters are saying that President Obama could serve his country best by being a 1 term president! Are they crazy! Finally a president who is brilliant, competent and caring and this is how they spend their time?

        I’m not a real techie – anyone know how to add This Man Speaks for Me in the subject line of an email to the White House? I can only choose one from a list of topics. Thanks.

        • November 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm

          Hi Rose

          That was two pollsters name Douglas E. Schoen and Patrick H. Caddell that wrote that story on another website. They are NOT Obama supporters, they are from the old Clinton camp. Anyone would know they have a motive behind making a statement like that. The same people are trying to get Hillary to challenge President Obama in 2012. Never going to happen.

          I will fight to the death to make sure our great President is reelected. Nothing anyone can say can change my mind. I don’t always agree with him or some of his policies, but we could of had McCain/Palin. And then we all would be standing in soup lines by now. The USA would be looking like a third world country. And they would of started 2 or 3 more wars we can’t afford. So when the naysayers take off their false faces, and hoods. I tune them out and fight harder.

        • November 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm

          Hey Rose, I would love to hear those ‘Democratic’ pollsters interviewed again when the President wins a landslide in 2012 🙂

          Oh, I’m so sorry, you’re right: you can’t write in the subject box! What I did was choose the last subject option (‘Other’), then typed “I found this on the internet (Nov 11, 2010), this man speaks for me” in the message box, then copied and pasted the letter underneath. It should be edited enough to fit in the box. Thanks for pointing that out Rose. Take care.

  34. 91 DreamChaser57
    November 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Wow, what a horrid thought, factions within the Democratic party promoting a primary challenge to the President, a President who was able to win states that have not went blue in years, a President who is incredibly adept at raising money, a President who got health care reformed passed, a President that is well received on the international stage – incredibly, well I am going to write the DNC and tell them in no uncertain terms that if they dare permit the President to be challenged that I will not support the DNC financially and I find their lack of leadership disgusting and appalling. Aside from the President, is the only Democrat with a backbone Rahm Emanuel. Absolutely mind boggling.

    • 92 ari
      November 16, 2010 at 11:01 pm

      disgusting isn’t it

      according to progressives—he hasn’t done anything

      according to lgbt community—he hasn’t done anything

      ergo we have to primary him, truly boggles the mind

  35. 93 Ruth
    November 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    maybe this comment will make it through this time…..been having pc problems today. Anyways, I used to read Daily Kos everyday just for BlackwaterDog’s diary….which I love so much. I’ve also read comments left to her and they weren’t all very nice…..but there were also some very nice comments. Alot of people really like her over there….I know I sure did. She always had the best Obama pics and videos. Glad to see her here too. Almost feels like she is family to me. Luv Her much.

    • November 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm

      Hi Ruth, sorry you were having PC problems, I know the feeling!

      I suggested to Blackwaterdog that she set up her own blog so we can keep reading her wonderful diaries, she’s also more than welcome to post them here. We can’t lose them, they’re invaluable.

      • 95 Hachikō
        November 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm

        That was a nice offer, Chip. I hope she takes you up on it. Like Ruth, the only reason I stuck around Dkos was for BWD and a few other thoughtful kossacks, but it got so bad I just couldn’t go there any more.

        I would hate for BWD’s positive voice to be muted by the hate over there so I hope she moves her work to some place more receptive and supportive of her work and of the President.

        • 96 Tracy
          November 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm

          Any thoughts on why daily kos has become so toxic. Except for deaniac today mostly Obama-bashing, calls for primary challenge, talk of 3rd party run. Just crazy or saboteurs or GOP moles?

  36. November 17, 2010 at 7:34 am

    You know when I think about what is going on right now with president Obama it reminds me of the trials and tribulations that MLK, Ghandi and others who made a great difference in the world had to go through.

    Suffering comes with the territory.

    This is how I know that President Obama is an extraordinary man.

    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

    – Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

  37. 98 Kelly
    November 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    so much ridiculous, baseless, “obama” this or “obama” should do that news out today, my head was actually spinning. everybody wants to tell this grown, smart, exceptional man what to do. i had to read this letter again. now i feel better. 🙂

    • 99 Chi
      November 17, 2010 at 8:13 pm

      Do what I do…Turn it all off.

      Fox has never debuted in my home…(permanently blocked), have not watched CNN or even tuned into local news in the last 5 or 6 months and I’m much saner for it. I also avoid yahoo news which is really AP – Associated Press which is now run by a republican operative…

      I’v set up my yahoo mail access in such a way that I go straight to my mail box without seeing the yahoo pages with “news”, opinions and all the other crap. Even though yahoo tries to force-feed you their crap still by invading your mail box with “news” links – I never click. They just cater to the crazies.

      I now selectively pick up news here and there and otherwise live blissfully unaware of the crappy chatter all around…

      Pretty much tuned out much of MSNBC a few months ago too… Never ever watched their morning shows anyhow – very right wing and always scratched my head when people insisted that MSNBC was “liberal” …

      Loathe the phony, grandstanding, opportunist Dylan Ratigan who thankfully still remains largely irrelevant – watched once, never tuned in again; Chris Matthews can keep his multi-pronged tongue to himself – intentionally dishonest for ratings and sensationalism; Ed, I never could get into…

      Keith Olbermann I still sometimes peek into – used to love him and turned a lot of people onto him, but he lost me when he started with the disrespecting President Obama bit. He seems to have reigned that in quite a bit however, but he’s still very much on probation as far as I’m concerned;

      I like Rachel but Lawrence O’Donnell is all about Lawrence O’Donnell…what could’ve been a focused, smart, politically savvy hour has instead turned into shameless self promotion and celebration of Lawrence O’Donnell and his look how much smarter and how much more political insider savvy I have… and of course the gratuitous but now ubiquitous insults and demeaning of President Obama.

      It all sucks…

      • 100 Hachikō
        November 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm

        What ^Chi^ said.

      • 101 Kelly
        November 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm

        lol, Actually I haven’t watched tv news or frequented any MSM sites in almost 2 years. Even when I go to friends houses they know I wont sit through any tv news. But for some reason today every site that I normally visit to try and get some semblance of news were extra concern trolling the President. I guess he is doing so well they are doubling up on their hate. 🙂

      • November 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm

        Hey Chi,

        The only one really I have any respect for any more is Rachel Maddow. I still love Keith Olbermann’s passion, but Rachel’s just so damn smart, she takes a scalpel to the issues and dissects them so brilliantly. If she’s critical of the President I take notice because, generally, I think she’s honest and fair, she’s not doing it for effect or ratings. I can’t stomach O’Donnell, he strikes me as a complete idiot. The rest just follow the crowd and the approval ratings, they have no principles, they go with the flow. So, absolutely, I agree, the media all (bar Rachel?) sucks.

        • 103 Chi
          November 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

          I completely agree Chipsticks…

          I signed the petition to get Keith back on the air because as upset as I’ve been with him in recent months, I do believe that his is an important voice the country simply can’t afford to lose…

          I remain cautious and worried that Rachel could still turn suddenly…that the body snatchers may yet come for her next; Blame it on my fatigue & numbness from the horror of watching erstwhile voices of reason (or some measure of it) completely flip before our very eyes in less than 18 months – a sharp degeneration of honest, factual and fair discourse and a complete unwillingness to even slightly try for evenhandedness..

          It’s become increasingly hard to fathom what informs or drives many of these people – of course we know that money and job security play a huge role – but it couldn’t possibly be the sole driver for this shameless exhibition and blatant 24 hour insanity theater currently playing out in our media and country…

          For if ones personal and professional (I strongly believe that the former always informs the latter) soul, moral compass, core values and intellectual honesty can be so easily decimated allowing our free born American t.v personalities to consciously participate in the destruction of this country by actively contributing to the destruction of our President & all just to stay employed;

          That if a newscaster in a 3rd world country could mid sentence through his propaganda-laden news brief tear off his microphone and shout enough! I can’t do this anymore…Risking his life and that of his entire family, but rightly succumbing to his conscience and having the courage to reclaim his tortured soul from the grips of the devil…

          If a 3rd world newscaster can risk all for the truth…how is it possible that those in our media who for 8 whole years were completely MIA, are now gleefully complicit in the brazen sabotage of a legitimately elected President working tirelessly and with very little support to bring this country back from the brink…?

  38. 106 MJ
    November 18, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this wonderful letter. I have sent it to the WH, posted it on FB and emailed it to family and friends. Blessings.

  39. 107 ari
    November 18, 2010 at 6:34 am

    I really hope he has read the letter, and have seen all our letters of support.

    Chipsticks, i don’t know if it’s just me, but none of te catergories are showing up on right side.

  40. 108 Debra Smith
    November 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    When I hear this song I think of President Obama

  41. 109 Eleroy
    November 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, this man does speak for me too!!! Thank you dear sir!!!
    I’ve sent in my letter to the President.

  42. 110 Asher in Boston
    November 20, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I too sent the letter. We really have to stand by our president coz he is being bamboozled from all sides. Wow, that letter really touched a never in me, so sweet and thoughtful. This man sure speaks for me and I say it loudly and proud. You go mr. president.

  43. 111 Asher in Boston
    November 20, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Debra you are right and thanx for sharing. The song really fits the situation the president is in.

  44. 112 kim
    December 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Thank You! By luck I just found this blog/site. Just the antidote to the msm that I needed. Thank you to whomever wrote and posted this beautiful letter to the President. After the midterm elections I wanted to write a letter of appreciation and encouragement, but that letter was better than what I could have written. I also sent it to the White House. This man speaks for me!

  45. 113 Janine
    December 8, 2010 at 11:51 am

    This President does speak for me and this letter to the President speaks for me. Beautiful, thoughtful and insightful. I know that Barack Obama was called to be President at this time in our history. I know it deep in my heart. This letter gave voice to my heart’s thoughts. Thank you, thank you.


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