Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life

By , on October 31, 2010


Dear Mr. Obama:

I apologize for missing your two calls in the last couple of days. Unfortunately, there were so many calls for me from famous politicians that I didn’t have time to listen to the messages. You might not believe this, but I have received calls from Sarah Palin (I do not know whether she is still working or not); the governor of Florida who wants to be a U.S. Senator, and a host of others whose names I cannot recall. You are probably angry with me for not listening to your message, but I think we are even now; you must not have read my posts on health care reform as you lobbied and then signed that terrible bill into law.

Also, might I recommend that you have a talk with Bill Clinton? There is speculation that he asked a fellow Democrat to withdraw from the Senate race in Florida. I saw a picture of the candidate, and I think I noticed he is a Black man. Please advise Mr. Clinton that Democrats should not be asking Black people not to vote or run for office. I believe this has been a key position of your party for some time.

It seems unfair that a lot of folks running on the Democratic ticket are paying a price for the declining economy that we all know Mr. Bush ruined. We know that the liberal loan policies promoted by your party to increase minority home ownership had nothing to do with decreasing lender standards and the ultimate boom and bust cycle.

By the way, please do not call again; I have already voted and my ballot is sealed.

Yours Truly,


P.S. In case your call was a robo-call, could you dispatch someone over to the FCC to expand the “Do Not Call” list to non-profits and religious groups, too? Much appreciated.

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