Tuesday, March 04, 2008

An Obama letter - real or what?

At Best of the Web Today James Taranto says:

We got a kick out of this letter to the editor of the Journal Times of Racine, Wis. (third letter):

I agree with Kim Morrison that Barack Obama would be a great president. I have hope that he can provide free health insurance for everyone.

I have hope that he can bring our soldiers home and make the world a safer place. I have hope that he can protect Americans from poverty by printing more money at the mints.

And, I have hope that he can make me a taller, more attractive, wealthier person, immune to all illnesses. The best part is that all of these will be accomplished at absolutely no cost to me.

Some skeptics would say that he can't do these things because he hasn't had enough leadership experience, foreign policy experience, or government experience.

Some would say that Obama can't provide for all our needs without doubling taxes.

And, some would say that he hasn't provided one piece of a specific plan to reach these goals.

Well, to those people I ask, "Where is your hope?"

All these years I've been creating accomplishments and gatherine [sic] experience to list on my resume. From now on, I'll just list my hopes and plans.

All that work was so unnecessary.

Angie Smucker

Of course, whether this is hilarious or frightening depends on whether you think it was meant to be taken seriously. Our guess is it wasn't, but then again, Obama has said, "False hopes? There's no such thing." Let us pray that we are right to be cynical.


Folks, it's got to be a joke letter because everyone knows Obama can't give us free health care. Only Hillary can do that.

Hat tip: AC


Anonymous said...

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing.
The people who count the votes decide everything.

-Joseph Stalin

Anonymous said...

Why so many posts on Barack Obama?

I mean, is this now the Obama blog?

You do realize that white men are huge supporters don't you?

Maybe you need to spend equal time addressing all the close friends of the Clintons who were indicted for very significant crimes. How can this not be discussed?

Nothing "alleged" like you have here about Obama.


Tryin' to wash the smell off Hillary?