Dear President Chicken Little --
1. The federal government will go bankrupt if healthcare costs are not reined in? Dude! The federal government is already heading in that direction, and it's because you and congress can't seam to rein any costs in. In fact, and correct me if I'm wrong, I believe it was little more than a week ago when you were advocating spending our way out of the recession, when spending more than we make got us into this mess in the first place. So which strategy is correct? Do you spend more or cut more?
2. You're in big trouble when Howard Dean, the SEIU and Roland Burris of all people won't cooperate with the program. Quite frankly, I don't care what their reasons, I just want the particular bill that your pal Harry Reid is trying to cram down our throats stopped.
(And it's the only time I've ever been thankful that Burris did that sneaky and unethical end run around our current governor. I could kiss the little booger right now, though.)
3. You know, it's absolutely ridiculous for you to ask anyone to vote for a $2.5 trillion, 2,074-page bill that nobody's read. It must really suck great big hairy ones, or you'd insist it be put it out for everyone to read, debate and create a groundswell of enthusiasm for.
By hiding it behind locked doors, you guarantee that anyone with half a brain will distrust it, and rightly so. If you don't trust it enough to let us see it, why should we trust you???
4. That "If we don't do it right now we fail forever" thing? It's getting old and no one believes it when you say it. What it really means is, "I want it right now and if you don't give it to me I'm going to hold my breath until I turn blue in the face and then you'll really, really feel guilty. Hah!" That we do get.
4. A leader is someone who creates consensus. A tyrant is someone who forces his will by fear-mongering and intimidation. Guess which one you are not? Nobody likes a bully, dude. And nobody likes a big, whiny baby who is so busy looking backwards and dissing the guy before him that he continually takes his eye off the problems of the present and the future.
5. You're right -- if this turkey isn't voted on before Christmas, it'll never be voted on... but that's not a bad thing. It is a turkey.
6. Quit campaigning and start governing, instead of letting all your henchmen push their own agendas forward while you jaunt all over the world kissing up to our enemies and pissing off our allies.
6. Fix Medicare. Allow health insurance to be purchased across state lines. Streamline claim forms. Push for tort reform. Make those fixes first and let us see that at least one thing you touch doesn't turn into an absolute boondoggle for everyone but the tax paying public.
I hate to tell you this, dude, but that B+? Not so much. D- and falling fast.