‘my apologies, mr president…’

Bluffton Today: President Obama. Greetings, sir. I come to you with a humble heart and mind….

I come to you now with an apology, because I have, like so many others in our nation, taken the last 30 months off from a civil discourse while waiting for you to deliver the message of hope on your own. Yes sir, so many of us have stood by and watched the GOP resist everything you promised to try and deliver, while your own party did little to publicly fight for the same agenda. I think most of us were hanging on to nothing more than the hope, sir. We forgot that we all must work together to achieve the ends.

…. We watched, or ignored, a vitriolic rhetoric, now fueled by million-dollar special interest groups and those still in denial of our natural process of working to form a more perfect union, that had begun well before you won the election….

I cannot answer for anyone but me, Mr. President. I can pledge however, that from this moment going forward, I will not just stand and wait for orders or results before I make a contribution that I already know is mine to make …. Yes, Mr. President. You’ve done what you promised. Now, it’s time for the American people to deliver. I am ready, and I am in.


Kent Fletcher

Full ‘letter’ here

Thank you GoBrooklyn

31 Responses to “‘my apologies, mr president…’”

  1. 1 Me4obama
    September 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Very nice. Never too late for an Apology and to get dirty and work for this Great Man.

  2. September 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Totally off topic but still cool
    This Fueling Station Fills Vehicles With Clean Hydrogen From Dirty Water

  3. 6 theo67
    September 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Excellent. Hope is a verb, as well as a noun. Just like Love.

  4. September 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Yeah, glad you saw it.

    • 9 utaustinliberal
      September 7, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks for this gobrooklyn. I saw the link you left under my comment in the “48 meets 44” thread and I did as you requested and tweeted it to @MaxineWaters @repcleaver @OfficialCBC @TheDemocrats @repjohnconyers @DCCC @DSCC and asked them what they’ve done for President Obama and the battle for 2012?

  5. September 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Rev Al is on it tonite. Sorry to say the reteathugs are SOS(Stuck on Stupid).

  6. 13 FTL
    September 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Good evening everyone. Is it just me or do you all feel that the tide is turning against the repubs? They sent that little guy to talk to Rev Al and now the oil companies want to make a deal. What the hell ever. They are begging to know what is in PBO’s speech and these town halls have me cracking up. Or am I the only one who feels this?

    • 14 Ladyhawke
      September 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Like I said in another thread, you do get the sense that the Republican Party is a bit nervous about President Obama jobs plan speech. I cracked up when I heard about the letter that Speaker In Name Only John Boehner sent to President Obama requesting a briefing on the speech. I just couldn’t stop laughing.

      • 15 conlakappa
        September 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm

        A briefing? um, Mr. Orange, you said you were too busy ahead of Thursday to deal with the President. Wait just like everyone else.

    • 16 theo67
      September 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      No, you’re not the only one. The reality has never matched the media spin or GOP lies. And now people are seeing and feeling the effects of the GOP non-action, and gearing up for campaign 2012. Plus, I think the Wisconsin push-back helped to remind people that they are the government – the “we the people” mentioned in the old docs. I can’t wait for the GOP to meet reality up close and personal – and that’s what’s going to happen when the campaign really kicks off. Labor Day was just a taste.

    • September 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      Oh no FTL your pew is crowded.

  7. 18 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Someone posted some feedback from a conference call with David Axelrod earlier this week and said the main message was:


    That about sums it up.

  8. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    September 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I think it might be nice if all of us who have spotted this apology here, thanks to gobrooklyn and Chipsticks, take a moment to add a “Bravo” comment to that article. Lots of folks here, and we could immediately blast the writer with a “well done.”

    We might also say we saw the article on The Obama Diary.

    Just a thought!

  9. 23 utaustinliberal
    September 7, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Wow. That is one iconic picture.

  10. 25 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    September 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    As you know Chips we both were there (at the inauguration) on that very COLD and historic moment in world history. I have never wavered from my devotion and commitment to President Barack Hussein Obama. I’m gland there is one Progressive recognizing the error of his ways. Hopefully there will be more to follow. 😉 I’m in and will always be in!! Obama/Biden 2012!!

    • 26 theo67
      September 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      Lucky for you to be one of the freezing masses witnessing history that day. I plan to be DC in 2013, to see it for myself. I remember staying up for 24 hours straight so I wouldn’t miss a second, and filling my DVR with footage from as many broadcasts I could fit – and I didn’t delete those from my DVR until I moved and changed cable companies late last year. That was a day to remember. (I replaced my DVR footage with the CDs from Amazon)…

  11. 27 carolyn
    September 7, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I’d say about 20 million people who voted for him owe him an apology, and more importantly, they owe him a lot of WORK between now and election day. Will this letter get widely circulated…..?

    • 28 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      September 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Carolyn I’d say you are correct. I’d estimate 20mil out of the record almost 70mil that voted for him have been Emoprogs and PUMAS. Lets hope they change direction and jump on board the O-train. 😀

  12. 29 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    For 8 years, I didn’t feel like President Bush cared about ME. There was no connection there, nothing. I felt ignored, like a nonentity. He catered to his base. His government was dysfunctional and filled with cronies and incompetent people.

    It is hard to explain my personal connection to President Obama. It is powerful and steadfast. But the one thing I know for sure is that he cares about me and all Americans (even those who did not vote for him). He is good inside and he’s trying to build a foundation for a better future. I will be doing everything in my power to ensure he gets a second term. The future and well being of our democracy depends on it. I’m in.

  13. September 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Nice letter. I tweeted it to phieffer

  14. 31 CTGirl
    September 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    About damn time!

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