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Put a little extra in that card…

Michelle Obama wants you to sign Barack’s birthday card:

to “let him know you’re ready to take on the year ahead alongside him”.

Honestly I would be happy to “take on the year ahead alongside him” if he lived up to his campaign promises. Thus I put a little something “extra” in the card:

Happy Birthday Obama. I’ll happily “take on the year ahead alongside” you if you:

  • End indefinite detention
  • Reintroduce the use of Habeas Corpus
  • End the use of military tribunals (aka kangaroo courts)
  • Stop extraordinary renditions
  • Close the Bagram detention center
  • Repudiate the extra-judicial assassination orders against Americans
  • Give the transparency you promised
  • Stop going after whistle blowers who were reporting legitimate claims

Seriously, I happily would. Sure I still think the whole bit about Summers and Geithner sucks, but at least the largest reason why I desperately wanted the Republicans out would be taken care of.

How `bout giving your base a little “birthday gift” Obama?

My luck it’ll land me on the “no fly” list instead.


Obama responds:

Scathew —

I want to thank you for signing my birthday card.

Michelle told me that she was planning something a little different this year, and I was overwhelmed by the kind words I received from so many supporters like you.

This job has a way of offering humbling moments. And the support you have shown me, time and time again, has sustained me through any number of difficult days. It is more than any president deserves, and I could not be more grateful.

On my birthday, I spent some time considering what the year ahead will bring — a new set of challenges and opportunities, some that we can foresee and some that we cannot.

If we continue to stand together, I know we will continue to move America forward and win these fights for change.

Thank you again for taking a moment to sign my card. As far as birthdays go, it is hard to imagine topping this one. But then again, Michelle always has a way of surprising me.



Oh well…

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