(Originally posted to my FB Site April 29, 2009)
Today, I skip with my usual respectful pleasantries and greetings and get right to the point, sir. How dare you insult me and the many millions of voices in this incredible Country with your dismissive and condescending comments at your Media orchestrated and favorable appearing, fake Town Hall Meeting today in Saint Louis, MO, on this, your 100th day torturing us in Office! Let me refresh your very short memory of what you said so that you do not need the Teleprompter to read it back to you!
Taken from the Politico Article: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21870.html
Asked about fiscal discipline and entitlements reform, Obama seemed to be repressing a smile as he jabbed critics of his spending plans.
"Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I'm not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, Obama said, “let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.”
“But,” Obama continued, “let's not play games and pretend that the reason [for the deficit] is because of the Recovery Act."
It’s the president’s most direct response so far to the protests that flared up in some locations around tax day, on April 15.
Oh yes, the video proof too:
Well, sir, time to put your money where your big and disrespectful mouth is! I call your bluff as I want to know just exactly how “happy” you really would be to discuss these issues with us!
This is the “Official Announcement” right here!
I, Wendi Tindall, on behalf of all Conservatives in the blessed United States of America, call you to a Town Hall Meeting, set up and paid for by the White House and televised before the whole world, to engage in direct conversation with the Conservative American people about the TRUTH as to why we are protesting in Tea Parties all over this wonderful Country! You said today that you would be happy to talk about these things with us, and we are ready to take you up on your offer ASAP!!! This is the official call and response to your public invitation made today in Saint Louis, MO, April 29, 2009.
The Conservatives of the United States of America
Please be clear, sir, we don’t parse our speech and leave ourselves open for insinuation or interpretation. We know when you refer to the “certain news channels on which I'm not very popular,” we know you refer to Fox News, who gives you a BALANCED shake, which means they also include views that oppose you, not just those that worship you like the liberal media does. Fox News adheres to the standards of Journalism and has not strayed or sacrificed principals as the others have. It is too bad that this does not meet with your approval and narcissistic need to be worshipped. We want truth, not spin.
Further, this is the 4th time I have heard you insult us in saying that those who watch Fox News, or listen to Rush or Hannity that we are just brain washed Kool-Aid drinking followers who won’t give you a fair shake. Please be clear sir, we are NOT brainless like your followers who cannot handle reason and careful thought! We listen to them because we DO think for ourselves and we DO want to be educated. So stop insulting us this way! We have had enough!
Next, we did not just go around “waving tea bags” like some pitiful little school children! How dare you talk down to us and minimize us! Even if you do, you can’t make the truth, somehow, NOT the truth! Over a million of us peacefully and joyfully protested your far left policies on April 15th, 2009 doing a whole lot more than just “waving tea bags.” I have included some pictures of the signs and words we have for you, sir, as you seem to not be listening. Oh, it is clear you heard us, but you have not really “heard” us, or we would not have to keep calling your bluff every time you up the ante as you have done yet again today.
So in your own words, sir, you are darn right we should not play games! We are actually sick and tired of your games!! Be clear – WE are not playing games or pretending ANYTHING! This outrage is 100% real!! YOU are the one playing games, sir, so stop doing as you always do and declare your opposition guilty of the VERY things that YOU are doing!! Enough spin!! We are so dizzy from it we are sick to our stomachs!
Also, be clear, we are not “pretending that the reason for the deficit is because of the Recovery Act.” We know where some of the deficit started. But President Bush is not in Office anymore. YOU are the one who has tripled our deficit and leaving it to the next several generations to pay for! YOU are the one who is taxing us and changing everything into all the things we do NOT want, without giving us a voice!! We are trying to let you know that with the Tea Parties because clearly, you are not hearing us with letters and calls! It is not in the nature of a Conservative to protest; the fact that we actually did, most of us for the first time in our whole lives, ought to tell you just how desperately we want you to HEAR us!
You say you want to win us over but you have yet to demonstrate that! In fact, with your latest remarks today, you prove that you don’t care about the Conservative point of view. Oh of course, if you didn’t have the majority in your favor right now, MAYBE you might be singing a different tune. But the fact that you have the majority is only to our benefit as you expose the truth of your heart and motives – you do not care about our voice!! You don’t even think you need our votes!! How sad for your own self deception when you cannot recognize that many of those who voted for you this time around already have “buyers remorse” and will NOT be voting for you next time! How sad that you think that Americans “overwhelmingly made their point when voting for (your) change,” but in truth, it was just a little over half of the Country – a portion who have now departed and apologized for ever voting for you!
The way I see it, SIR, it is in your best interest to make America your best interest, and set up this Town Hall Meeting, and do it soon. Because everything I have written here, exactly how I have written it, I would RELISH the opportunity to say directly to you, to your face, and the sooner the better. Now is the time to prove to us if you can actually put your money where your mouth is. You act like you are calling us out, sir, but be clear: we are calling YOU out! Step up, sir, step up! We want to have this respectful, peaceful, and honest conversation with you. In fact, we are MORE than ready for you. Are you ready for us? We’re coming to a Town Hall near you soon!
A Representative of the Conservatives of the United States of America