This letter was referred to me through Facebook. Since it isn't copyrighted material, I took the liberty of editing it a bit to make it clearer and more concise for this blog:
Open letter* to the Obama haters from Terry Ungod Gonzales:
To your distress; and for the rest of your life, you will bear this:
Barack Obama, whether re-elected or not, will always be “Mr. President.” He will always be the man from a mixed race background who became the President of the United States of America. He and his wife will be welcomed throughout the world by nations and their leaders. The most influential members of the world of politics, arts, and sciences will be their acquaintances and companions. He will be regarded and honored as the U.S. President who entered office during a deep recession and two wars and turned the country around.
You, however, will always justify your lack of achievement on the unfairness of every system, the government, and regulations. You will blame your failure to accomplish anything in a country where impoverished immigrants with limited language skills are succeeding around you, on liberals, Communists, Socialists, and elites.
The small satisfaction you get from writing derisive comments about Mr. Obama and his family will be a pale comfort compared with the reality that exists around you. Bush 41 and his wife are living into their nineties; and with good health and luck, the Obama's will too. You'll see them at other inaugurals; your TV will follow their lives and their daughters‘lives- their successes, the books they will write, and the accolades they will receive around the globe.
You can try to salve your bitter existence with theories of international Kenyan plots or document fraud, but your world will always be limited by your small-mindedness, and your associates will be those who are as poorly adapted to the world around them as you are.
It's time to move on. In your journey into denial, you've already sacrificed your conscience and whatever claim to character you had. Your pretense at a deity-derived morality is mocked by your myopic hatred of the 'other'. Your concept of patriotism is waving a child's flag on the sidelines as others defend your liberty.
Make it easy on yourself. Take a deep cleansing breath and just let go; make the best of your situation. Whether re-elected or not, Mr. Obama will always be the 44th President of the United States of America, and your children and their children’s children will read about him in their history books. No matter how much hatred for him you nourish within yourself this will forever be true.
--Terry Ungod Gonzales
*Edited 4/6/2012 by S.K.
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