That’s The Obama I Voted For!

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Subject: A Critical Notice About Today’s Edition


Today, instead of the column over my “Mark Alexander” byline, you’ll receive a message with this subject line: “That’s the Obama I voted for!

The message will be from “Karen” with the e-mail address Her name and address have been altered, but the concerns expressed in this email are representative of how many young people who voted for Obama in ’08 are now experiencing some “buyer’s remorse.”

I am forwarding you this message in a format that’s easy for you to forward to your family, friends and associates who voted for Obama in ’08 and are leaning that way in ’12. It’s my hope that you can use this as a catalyst for encouraging them to reconsider. Of course, this email can also help committed Obama supporters — at least those who are open to reason — rethink their position.

It’s important that you also forward it to your conservative friends so they can send it to other fence-sitting ’08 Obama voters. With your help, this message will reach millions of undecided voters in the next 48 hours.

It is, potentially, a key communication — one that can tip tight races toward conservative victory up and down the ballot, especially in the electorally crucial swing states.

Please keep an eye out for this message, and take a moment to forward it along!


Pro Deo et Constitutione — Libertas aut Mors
Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

Mark Alexander
Publisher, The Patriot Post ( )

(Please see the rest of Mark’s comments following  Karen’s message )


From: “Karen” <>
To: All Concerned Americans
Subject: That’s the Obama I voted for!

I am sick and tired of politics!

Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of tension over politics, and that division has intruded into my relationship with family and friends — particularly now with the upcoming election.

In 2008, I voted for Obama. That was my right — I am a good person and I voted for him for good reasons. But that decision has created stress between some of us, and that has been hurtful. Yes, sometimes I have thrown Obama in your face and I am sorry about that — I truly am.

Here is the thing. I don’t think you are stupid because you voted for McCain in ’08, and I’m not stupid because I voted for Barack Obama. We both want our country to go in the right direction, but we just have a difference of opinion as to what that direction is, and I’m entitled to my opinion.

I didn’t vote for Obama because of all the “hope and change” stuff. I voted for him because I could relate to him on so many levels and I trusted him. If this guy were my neighbor, I would give him the key to my house. I admire the fact that from his very difficult childhood and struggles rose a candidate for president of the Untied States — and an African-American with an unusual name!

I could relate to his desire to help people who most need it, to help the poor and elderly, children without medical care, and women in need. It seems like Republicans want to cut the important things people need most, and help the rich get richer. I feel like Republicans think Obama supporters are stupid.

I was excited that Obama was going to end the policies of George Bush. I have to tell you, I really didn’t like George Bush, and though I still feel that way about him, after four years it’s not as clear to me why.

But Obama against McCain, that was easy. Obama is more like me, energetic, young, loves his family.

I got a glimpse of the Obama motorcade on arrival for the debates here in Denver, and that was cool — though it held up a lot of traffic, which was not cool.

I watched this year’s first presidential debate closely and was disappointed in Obama. I found him depressing.

However, the Barack Obama I saw in the second debate the other night is the Obama I voted for in ’08!

He was “hitting on all cylinders” as Dad would say … but he wouldn’t about Obama, would he. 😉

I woke up Wednesday morning feeling invigorated. I had a chance to talk about the debate with friends, and some agreed with me. That was “the real Obama” seemed to be the consensus, but my two best friends didn’t share my enthusiasm.

Later in the day, I ran into some friends who agreed that Obama won the debate — but they had some harsh criticism. One of my colleagues at the University said to me that she felt betrayed, like she had been tricked into voting for Obama the first time. A guy friend was much more callous, saying that he was now convinced that Obama was a phony and a liar.

These two people were Obama’s biggest fans in ’08. Did they watch the same debate I watched Tuesday?

Last night I had the uneasy feeling that something wasn’t right, something was out of place. After all the good vibes with the debate, I now find myself wondering if Obama was sincere, or if what I heard was just talk aimed at “emotional women,” like I’m not smart enough to vote on what I think rather than how I feel.

And the more I think about all his comments Tuesday night, against the backdrop of the reality that things have gotten much worse in the last four years, not better as he seemed to claim, I’m not sure I trust Obama anymore. I’m more concerned now than I was in ’08.

I think that Obama is still a good person and he wanted to do good things, but I’m bothered by the fact that he didn’t take responsibility for where our economy is now. That troubles me the most. It seems like he hasn’t grown into the job and hasn’t done much of anything he said he would do, and he’s still blaming George Bush. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed citizens and poor families has grown a lot.

So why am I writing you?

I know Mitt Romney is a genuine person who really does love his family, who really does care about people from all walks of life. Part of me doesn’t like the fact that part of me likes Romney! I am conflicted. I’m not writing to say that I am voting for Romney, but I have decided not to vote for Obama.

Don’t tell Dad or I’ll never hear the end of it!


(Please pass this along. Forward the above message or the whole thing, or copy and post to your blog. Thanks   —ed)

(This is the rest of Mark’s comments.)

PS: If you missed our analysis of this week’s debate, it is posted below.

Four things were apparent in the second presidential debate ( ) this week.

First, Barack Hussein Obama remains the undisputed champion of socialist rhetoric ( ). The Obama who showed up for this week’s debate was the charismatic candidate who, in 2008, so effectively wove his deceitful web of populist propaganda into a mesmerizing mantra designed to appeal to those who vote their emotions. Obama can already count the votes of ideological Leftists ( ) and the legions of disenfranchised Americans enslaved on the Democrat Plantation ( ), but his deceptive oratory this week was targeted at those uncommitted voters whose allegiance can be co-opted by smooth emotive idioms.

Did it work? Yes, if this comment from a New Hampshire woman is typical of the emotive voters he targeted: “I am voting for Barack Obama and I’m voting for him because I feel that overall he best represents my feelings in terms of the economy, foreign relations and education.”

Second, the fact is that moderators shape debates, and CNN’s Candy Crowley is the third of four Leftmedia talkingheads in a lineup that includes PBS’s Jim Lehrer, ABC’s Martha Raddatz and CBS’s Bob Schieffer. In case you missed the fine print, the moderator of this “townhall debate” chose the audience questions, so not only was Crowley a partisan referee, but she chose questions that would set Mitt Romney up for Obama’s sucker punches, and she even rode to Obama’s rescue with an outrageous (and, she later admitted, incorrect) “fact-check” of a charge by Governor Romney. As for the so-called “bipartisan” Commission on Presidential Debates, they shot down my “equally bipartisan” list of recommended moderators: Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Rush Limbaugh.

Third, it was very apparent that in preparing for this debate, Mitt Romney’s team did not review our “Memo to Mitt From Grassroots Americans ( ),” which we know his communications staff received. Romney’s weakest campaign link is his disconnect with conservative grassroots Americans — millions of Patriots who, if energized, will have enormous influence among the sea of undecided voters Romney needs to win this election. The fact is, Romney really does care about grassroots folks — he genuinely cares about Americans from all walks of life. But his staff, many of them Beltway politicos and debutants, are clearly out of touch with grassroots Americans. Consequently, they insulate Romney from good advice from the ground.

Last, will this debate derail Romney’s momentum and re-invigorate Obama supporters? That depends on whether those emotive voters who Obama targeted last night can wake from their mesmerized state long enough to rise above the populist propaganda, long enough to see Obama’s rhetoric in stark contrast against a backdrop of four years of failed socialist policies, rather than the alluring ’08 backdrop of “Hope and Change.”

The last debate encounter will commence on Monday evening, October 22. It will be moderated by CBS’s Bob Schieffer, who might be more ideologically restrained than the three previous “referees.” May we, once again, suggest Team Romney’s managers take a moment to review the “Memo to Mitt From Grassroots Americans ( ).”

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” –Samuel Adams


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