An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear Mr. President,

Congratulations on your inauguration.

I got my new power cord yesterday, so we both had a pretty good day.

I am trying to be positive about your presidency. It's not really related to you. I had a dream during the election circus in which I was stuck at a 7-11 without a ride home. You gave me a ride. You were very pleasant.

I've never had a dream about a president or even a candidate before and it made me feel good about you. Like maybe it was a good omen.

But that only lasted until I turned on the tv. Maybe I have a contrary nature, but I can't believe that, if the media tells me you're the nation's savior, it's true. Your supporters are kind of nuts. Today, Oprah called you the Light of the New Age, or something crazy like that.

That woman has lost her mind.

The day before the inauguration, she interviewed Ashton Kutcher. No one understands the magnitude of swearing in the first black president like Ashton Kutcher.

And the Ashton Kutchers make me nervous. They're telling me that now is a time to come together and forget about party affiliation or ideological differences. Why couldn't we do that when you didn't agree with the president?

They're telling me that now is the time for us to serve our country. It's funny to me because Bush said the same thing after 9/11. If we had truly done it then, we wouldn't be in the position we're in now.

I think the difference is that you use the rhetoric of hope and change rather than Bush's focus on security and war. I get that.

I want to wish you good luck with your presidency and I promise to do my best not to judge you by the giant cloud of morons that have made you their messiah. I just ask you not to fall for your own myth.

Best Regards,



Brandi said...

This post is an example of one of the many reasons why you are one of my most favorite people!

OTRgirl said...

I do actually agree with your letter. Despite my excitement about him.

Guarded optimism is definitely my state du jour

Tammy said...

I couldn't have said it better, and believe me I've tried!!! Oh, and I agree with your sister!
Congrats on the power cord!

Anonymous said...

I agree with your comment about President Bush. I remember that he said, "serve your country, do volunteer work for the elderly, join the peace corps, feed the homeless, help the less fortunate". "Do something to serve:.

What I can't understand is the amount of money spent on a 4-day event for a new president. So much for being accountable. FOUR DAYS? I also don't remember ever seeing the church event the next day for any other new president. Or getting a new dog taking up so much time in advance. When President and Mrs. Bush got a dog, it was a story for about 5 minutes. But you state things more thoughtfully than I do. Aunt Kathy Welcome Back.

Aimee said...

AWESOME. I love this post. Thank you for articulating some of the things I have thought so well.

I'll probably put a link to this on my blog.

Mobea said...

Did he pick you up in his limo or his own personal vehicle? Just wondering. I believe that dreams mean something personal. Either way, I'm glad you got a ride home in your dream! I'm glad that you finally have a new power cord and that Angie will have her computer soon. I miss you guys so much!