These letters were originally posted on my Deviantart
site just after the election, but I have decided to post them here for your reading enjoyment. Another letter is in the works.
Dear President Bush,
I did not vote for you, but I am writing to acknowledge your election to a second term. The election certainly was a merry chase! Although I’m sure it stings to know that nearly half of the country doesn’t want you in office, and that substantial parts of your own military didn’t vote for you. Liberty County, GA, home of the brave 3rd Infantry Division, is one giant blue dot on a break down of votes, county-by-county. In Chattahoochee County, GA, home of Ft. Benning, you pulled ahead by only 7 percentage points! Let’s not forget Ft. Bragg in Cumberland Couty, NC, where you were ahead by a measly four percentage points. Why aren’t the vast majority of your soldiers and their families voting for you? The only ones that did seem to vote heavily for you were the ones that weren’t heavily deployed! I smell a connection there somewhere…
Despite these facts, I’m sure that you are consoled by the fact that you carried the white male vote, the rich vote, and the weekly church-goer vote. I mean, those are the only ones who count, right? Come to think of it, weren’t rich, white, religious land owners the only ones who had the right to vote to begin with? So I’m sure it doesn’t bother you that women didn’t support you as much as the men did, even though you say you support women’s rights. What do you think women’s rights are, anyway? You’ve never really clarified your stance on it, and when asked about it, you point out the fact that you’ve done so much for us: child tax credit, No Child Left Behind, trying to protect families…
Oh! Now I get it! Could it be that a woman’s right is to have children for the State? Why didn’t I see that before? It’s so obvious! At least it seems that way from your legislation. Well, Mr. President, there’s another leader in history who believed that it was a woman’s duty to have children for their country. That man would give out medals to women who filled their “baby quotas.” That man was Adolf Hitler. Mr. Hitler was also very good at convincing the middle and lower classes to support him, even though he drove their country further in to poverty by fighting a multi front war.
Now, about those non-Christians who didn’t vote for you. What do you plan to do for them? Oh wait, I forget. Jews are the only “safe” non-Christians. All Muslims do is blow stuff up and hate Americans, which is strange, considering there are estimates of more than 7 million who live and work here on a daily basis. Let’s see…7 million who live quietly versus 19 who committed unspeakable murders…oh, yeah, them Muslims are a dangerous bunch. And don’t forget the Pagans, which comprise of Wiccans, Druids, and many others! They worship Satan, and are responsible for the atrocities at Abu Ghraib, as your contemporaries say. Another strange connection, considering that most of the mothers of the soldiers responsible described them as “good Christians” who would never hurt a soul. It's also really strange that you would call Wicca “not a real religion”. To my knowledge, you're not God, and that's not your decision to make. But you seem to not let that fact get in your way when you make comments on different belief systems.
You say you've done so much for the middle and lower classes by passing all of these tax cuts. Then why hasn't my father seen any of it? He's middle class, yet he got only a little more than he usually does on this tax return. But in your mind that should be enough. Enough to pay for my mother's heart surgery that she desperately needs, but that insurance won't pay for? I don't think so. Oh, and that brings me to another lower-to-middle class issue. Health Care. I'm sorry to say, HMO's are not adequate providers of health care. Going to a doctor for $15 doesn't cut it when the life saving medication he prescribes isn't covered by your insurance. It's also a lovely feeling when you have had your insurance for over 6 six years, and five years ago, you start experiencing symptoms of heart disease. Your doctor tells you that you need heart surgery, but your insurance tells you it's a “pre-existing condition.” Come to think of it, they tried to tell my best friend that her RUPTURED OVARIAN CYST was a “pre-existing condition.” That's not a pre-existing condition. That's a medical emergency. Americans need adequate health care. Health should not be something that only the rich can afford.
It would be nice if you were to tell your buddies in the Medicine industries that your people are sick and need affordable medications, but that would cut into their profit, wouldn't it? They're just trying to earn a living like the rest of us, aren't they? And what's wrong with being rich, even if they're doing it at the expense of the American people's health? It's the American Dream, right? It would also be nice if you were to tell those same insurance companies that they need to cover birth control pills, but we've got those baby quotas to fill, and that would just get in the way.
There are many other things I would like to say to you Mr. President, but I'm too exhausted. You see, I couldn't get my flu shot this year, and I'm very ill at the moment. In closing I would like to say, please Mr. President, prove me wrong. Show me that you're not a bigoted fundamentalist who believes that health and freedom only belong to rich white men. Show me that you really are a good president, and I will GLADLY take back everything that I have just said. Until then, however, I'll sit here in my un-heated, un-air-conditioned house, and drink my Thera-Flu, and wonder if my mother is goingto live to see the many grandchildren she's going to have.
A Concerned American Citizen.