So he admits he’s not so smart, huh? What a dolt. Too late now, pal. You built that.
President Obama admits in a handwritten letter to a Texas schoolteacher that ObamaCare is not the “smart political thing” and that he is bogged down by a “toxic political environment.”
Thomas J. Ritter wrote to the president expressing his dismay over the Affordable Health Care Act, and was surprised to get a response penned by Obama on official White House stationery.
Ritter, a fifth-grade teacher at Sally B. Elliott Elementary in Irving, Texas, had written to the president: “This bill has caused such a divisive, derisive and toxic environment . . . The reality is that any citizen that disagrees with your administration is targeted and ridiculed.”
Ritter continued: “I hesitated to write for fear of some kind of retribution . . . I watched you make fun of tea baggers and your press secretary make fun of Ms. [Sarah] Palin which was especially beneath the dignity of the White House . . . Do the right thing not the political thing. Suggest a bill that Americans can support.”
Obama responded: “I . . . appreciate your concern about the toxic political environment right now. I do have to challenge you, though, on the notion that any citizen that disagrees with me has been ‘targeted and ridiculed’ or that I have ‘made fun’ of tea baggers . . . [I] defend strongly the right of everyone to speak their mind — including those who call me ‘socialist’ or worse.
Naturally, he’s the victim, not his actual victims. Time to put the big boy pants on, dude. Oh, and as for your claim about tea baggers?
In a new book by Jonathan Alter, The Promise: President Obama, Year One, Mr. Obama is quoted as saying that House Republicans’ unanimous vote against the stimulus package “helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.”
So again, he lies. Further, it’s without dispute he’s targeted tea partiers using the IRS. Speaking of which, rather than cop to that, he’s now trying to cover up that crime by going after other tax exempt groups, a not-so-clever attempt at going after those protected by Citizens United. What part of “it’s the law” does he not understand?
Here’s the letter, in case he later claims to not have written it.
Ritter is auctioning it off and said:
“I am selling the letter because I am just so disappointed, and this ObamaCare bill is wrong. The president told me what he thought I wanted to hear. The letter is just words on a paper. It doesn’t mean anything to me because Obama doesn’t mean any of it.”
He should expect an IRS audit very soon. It’s the Obama way.