Skip to comments.Need help composing an email to my Blue friends
Posted on 10/31/2012 3:16:59 AM PDT by Makana
Living in MA, I have some longtime friends who vote Democratic by muscle-memory. These are not especially political people, but just misinformed, I hope.
I want to send them a rational, coherent and brief email that will cause them to reconsider. But I need help in crafting something complelling but brief.
I can't think of a better group from which to ask for ideas than Freepers.
Good bye. Good riddance.
If they can’t look around themselves and see what has happened these past four years and know instinctively that Obama is the root cause, then no clear, concise and brief argument will convince them this late in the game.
Your best option is to convince them to go vote for the candidate of their choice on November 7.
1) Closing Gitmo before he left it open.
2) Additional 6 Trillon in debt.
3)Betrayal of Israel.
4) Unemployment at 8+% for 43 months.
Let his record speak for itself.
Mention Obama losing the debate on economics after 4 years of being President, and 3 days to prepare. Macroeconomics is not rocket science, if one really wants to improve the economy.
Tell them “THE” most pressing issue of our time is the National Debt and that Obama has added more to that in than almost all former Presidents combined. In the last five years it has quadrupled. It may be too late already, but without drastic action it will collapse our economy and make the Great Depression seem mild in comparison. “Social” issues like abortion and gay marriage (regardless how you feel about them) are merely distractions designed to keep our eyes off the ball.
Real unemployment is probably around 18% right now. It promises to get worse and worse (and very quickly) if Obama is re-elected. That means fewer people earning money and paying taxes, thus less money to the Treasury, making “THE” Problem absolutely intractable.
If these friends live in MA concentrate on Brown. Don’t discuss Romney. He is non factor & will piss them off. You dont want to come off partisan.
But Brown is running close. Warrens lack of truthfulness is a good start. Her character flaws are disturbing. . Also bring up Brown has not towed the GOP line - sore spot for us but plus in MA. Couch him as bipartisan compromiser to warren’s outright radical ideas.
Do a P.S. Why vote for someone who will be impeached for a bigger scandel than Watergate?
That was 12 quick examples of Obama's poor job performance. There is NO reason the middle class should be suffering like this. IT CAN be fixed! We DESERVE. America deserves better. Obama made promises he did not keep. Its time to let him go.
I really understand your dilemma, because I have quite a few former friends who no longer speak to me because we’ve become polar opposites where politics are concerned. So, in order not to get into heated arguments, I avoid talking about any topic that might drift that way. With these people, they’ll always vote D no matter what happens, and there’s no reaching them.
However, for those who might be salvageable, maybe something like this:
We’ve been good friends for a long time, and I just wanted to let you know how much I cherish our relationship. I’m saying this because I’ve seen many former friends become enemies over political disagreements lately, and it would be tragic if we suffered the same fate. I think it might be a good idea if we cleared the air up front, and I let you know why I just can’t support the current administration for another four years. Maybe you’ll understand my motivations, and we won’t drift steadily apart in polite anger.
The last four years haven’t been good. Not for me, not for most of my friends and family, not for our country. Everyone seems on edge these days, struggling to just make it to another day. All the rosy promises from four years ago have gone by the wayside, and what we’ve got instead is a president who’s hopelessly in over his head in this job. I actually feel a bit sorry for him. But I’m even sorrier for the mess that we’re leaving our kids and their kids, a crushing national debt burden that’s only getting worse that our generation will never pay down. But they’ll have to, picking up the tab long after we’ve turned to dust.
This is so fundamentally unfair and anti-American, that I have to support whomever has a workable plan to recover our nation through fiscal common sense. This is why I’m banking on the combined experience of Romney and Ryan, who have an excellent track record of rescuing financially troubled entities. There’s very little we don’t know about these two, unlike our current president. Both have admirable personal histories, and frankly, I would feel much safer and more confident with these two at the helm. And most people I know agree with me on this.
I, too, was hopeful that the “hope and change” we were promised last time would come to fruition, and we would reunite as Americans and celebrate our common history and our mutual goals. However, what we got instead was massive failure and blame shifting, and I fear our country will not survive another four years unless we all rise above the petty arguments and work together to right our floundering ship of state.
I’m asking you, as your friend, to consider our dire situation and what we’re leaving to future generations. Please join us is helping to restore some fiscal sanity to our great country, while we still can.
Sincerely, (your friend)
PS If you still insist on voting the same way you did last time, you’re just a stinky baboon.
People are still unemployed, jobs are scarce for many of our friends, food prices, gas prices, insurance, and taxes are higher and will go higher. CAN YOU AFFORD TO DO THAT FOR FOUR MORE YEARS?
“Obama has been endorsed by Castro, Chavez, Ahmadinajad and...you?”
Send them a link to Free Republic.
The Democrats have had control of 2/3’s of government including the controlling the budget from January 2007 to November 2012.
Do you think responsible legislators should pass a budget each year? Almost four years without a budget. If you don’t know where you are, how do you know where you are going?
Five years of control. Are you better off now? Are your children better off now?
I’d focus on your purple friends if I were you, and at that I’d do so gently. Seeing if you can lure them into helping you with your political volunteer work is a good start—though it’s a little late for that this round.
The situation by any reasonable measure is worse than it was four years ago. If all he can do in four years is make it worse why vote for more of the same? If he has the ability to produce different results and has chosen not to, he is guilty of malfeasance. If he lacks the ability to produce different results, we need someone else who can. It’s almost a syllogism.
$16T (fed deficit) / 300m (US population) X 2 (only half of population pays income tax) = $126,000 (approx.)
Obama has already spent much of their children's futures.
Waste of time.
I just heard from my uber-lib brother who lives in NC, and he early voted for Romney/Ryan, the FIRST TIME he ever voted for a pubbie.
He lives in the Raleigh-Durham area with other Phd, pointy headed liberals, and drinks fine wine and talks in esoteric terms, but he finally voted for a real person.
obama is doomed in NC, and my demonRAT mother rolled over in her grave, as her baby son, her only liberal pride and joy, voted for a pubbie.
Further proof that there is a God and God is good.
Forget it. Not worth the effort.
The one I should think would get to leftists is
“Obama had a large majority in both houses of Congress (past even filibusters in the Senate). For years when in the Senate he railed against the Patriot Act, yet when in power and facing no obstruction, did nothing whatsoever to remove it. Are the infringements on your liberty so trivial that Obama gets a pass one leaving them in place?”
It’s a waste of time if they cannot figure this out on their own considering all that other posters mentioned of which most is available to anyone all over the net and some in the MSM.
That is perfect. Simple, polite and intelligent. Makes the point without unnecessarily alienating/mocking/insulting/condescending the reader. Well written Tigerized.
Socialism is not compassionate:
The dirty little secret of liberalism:
Paul Harvey once told a story of a family who always cut the end off of a roast before cooking it. Finally someone thought to ask: why? It turned out that some ancestor did not have a large pan and so cut the end off to fit her pan. Each generation after that did it “just because”. In a similar thought process, and because I respect your integrity and intelligence, I ask you to consider, in light of the information I have listed below, (bullet points)... “Why would you still vote for Obama?” Is it “just because”? And if so, I would ask you to listen to JFK’s inaugural address one more time and consider the points he makes. If you do, you will notice that he would be considered the Republican candidate today. The point here is this: sometimes pans change and old reasons for doing things need to be questioned.
Normally I would let this go because our friendship is important to me. But, at this point I feel that my country and the future generations are really at stake. I hope you hold me in enough regard to think about your reasons and whether or not the pan has changed size. When it comes down to it, what is a friend, if we can’t honestly ask and answer the question, “why”?
I decided years ago I did not need to associate with people this stupid. I wasn’t rude but I let them know that if they held liberal views I was not interested in hearing about them and made it known in no uncertain terms how I felt about the intelligence of liberals. Most of them ..shall we say...self deported!!!
My focus would be on the fact that this isn’t the same democrat party that it used to be, but instead has been taken over by far-left radicals. Perhaps compare it to a business which used to put out good products, then everything went downhill once new owners took charge. The name is the same, but that’s about it.
And so it is with today’s democrats. It’s a party that JFK would hardly recognize. Perhaps point to Pat Caddel as an example of a long-time democrat who is disgusted by what has happened to his party. Another would be Orson Scott Card, the author of Ender’s Game, who has written extensively about how much his party has changed for the worse.
Plus, i would mention that one of the benefits of having a republican administration is that the media will hold them accountable; whereas they look the other way when it comes to democrats, especially so with Obama. Then you might point out how they have covered (or rather, not covered) the Benghazi debacle, contrasting it with how the media treated the Valerie Plame brouhaha. A situation which was absolutely trivial compared to what happened in Libya. And of course there are a lot more examples you can bring up (such as Fast & Furious).
Show them this graph of food stamp users and ask if this fits their definition of an economic recovery:
This is about as short and succinct as I can manage for you. But it relates the truth with brevity:
"Voting for Obama is like backing up the Titanic and having another go at that iceberg.
--John, commentator from The Hill
Compare Obama to JFK on core beliefs.
Don’t tell them who said but Quote Ronald Reagan.
“I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.”
Show them that the Democratic party has left them and point out how they changed dramatically on many issues since Kennedy. The safety net has become a hammock. For many older people abortion is a good issues to mention.
For those who said not to try.
If we are not will to try to convince people who are set in their ways what we believe is best for the country we will loose the battle and the county. The first amendment is not only so we post on threads bombastic babble that makes feel superior. We must tell the ignorant, encourage the uninvolved. Help them see past their next paycheck to the future of their kids. If we are unwilling to try we might was well move to a small town in Texas and build a compound where we can sit around feeling smarter and better than everyone else till the ATF comes to get us.
I must admit Brilliant Bombastic Babble dose feel good at times but feelings are at the core of liberal beliefs not conservatives.
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